How Do You Choose Repertoire for Your Adult Students?

"I'm too old to play pieces I don't like," said Heather at one of our first lessons. Heather is a retired Professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, as well as an expert on the composer Schubert. It's no surprise that her repertoire is steeped in Schubert's music. She loves it that way, and so do I.It's not always this easy picking repert...
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Music teacher as CEO: Marketing your strengths as a teaching artist

Music teacher as CEO: Marketing your strengths as a teaching artist
​During this political season, you will hear a lot about small businesses and their role as the engine that drives our economy. Did you ever stop to think that the politicians are talking about piano teachers? As an independent teacher, YOU are a small business.You are the owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of your business—a business dedicate...
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Life after graduate school: The importance of a mentor

​​Editor's note: ​Clavier Companion is committed to bringing you the best writing from teachers and artists who are established leaders in our field. The perspective of our future leaders remains important as well, and we want to provide emerging professionals with an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions. Development will appea...
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What is our role in teaching music as culture?

from the series: The World Around Us: News & Views Helen Smith Tarchalski, Editor  Because I am a dedicated music educator like you, my studio probably resembles yours - all of my students are eager to practice, their parents' idea of a family outing is attending a classical music concert, and television and video games are not w...
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