Summer Piano Study: Ideas and Inspirations

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While routine can be valid and effective for piano students and teachers, sometimes a break from the usual can be refreshing. After nine months of the school-year schedule, the summer months provide an ideal time for the exploration of new approaches. The benefits of summer study include the freedom to try a different format for your teaching—if yo...
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Celebrating the legacies of Guy Duckworth and Louise Goss

by Gail Berenson, Sylvia Coats, Ivan Frazier, Judith Jain, and Rebecca Shockley   Dr. Guy Duckworth, a pioneer of group piano pedagogy, died January 27, 2015, at the age of 91. He created and directed the unique graduate programs at the University of Colorado at Boulder—MM and DMA degrees in Process of Group Environments: Piano Performanc...
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The Professional Contributions of Louise Goss

The Professional Contributions of Louise Goss
The professional contributions of eminent American piano pedagogue Louise Goss are countless. Her tireless efforts, along with those of Frances Clark, include the establishment of arguably one of the first piano pedagogy programs in the United States at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, the creation of the New School for Music Study, the development o...
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Celebrating fifty years at the New School for Music Study: A three-generation review

Celebrating fifty years at the New School for Music Study: A three-generation review
The New School for Music Study, a not-for-profit community music school specializing in music study at the keyboard, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary during the 2010-2011 academic year. Located in Kingston, New Jersey, the New School for Music Study has 250 students (children and adults) and serves as the teaching laboratory for the Frances Clar...
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