Views: An interview with the Bastiens

from the series: The World Around Us: News and ViewsHelen Smith Tarchalski, Editor IntroductionThe Bastien name and outstanding early-level piano materials are often considered synonymous. With more than 300 books published in 13 languages, the Bastiens' influence on millions of teachers and students, coupled with the entire family's participa...
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Views: How Do You Counsel a Student Who Receives an Adjudication Report that Conflicts with Your Teaching?

from the series:​The World Around Us: News and Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, EditorSerendipity? Just as I prepared for this issue of Keyboard Companion, one of my high school students received an adjudication report that stopped me in my tracks: "... Although it was an excellent performance I would have liked to hear more focused sound at time...
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Views: How do you help to make your students' lessons more relevant to their lives?

from the series: The World Around Us: News and Views​Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Becoming familiar with our students' favorite movies, books , and activities provides a wealth of context in teaching. I believe that good teaching is comparable to good parenting. I can't think of a better way to capture stud...
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Views: What Factors Do You Consider When Setting Tuition Rates?

The World Around Us: News and Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor Charging appropriate tuition rates benefits all involved. I told Lionel that this is going to be very expensive, so he must follow directions and practice a lot. Piano lessons are very important to us, but we're not going to fool around when this kind of money is being invested...
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