Teaching Demonstration with Marvin Blickenstaff (NCKP Rebroadcast) (11/12/2021)

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Goals And Aspirations For My New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (09/22/2021)

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Inside the Studio with Marvin Blickenstaff

Easton is a nine-year-old student of Kairy Koshoeva. In this video, he is taking an online lesson with Marvin Blickenstaff.Music Featured: Siciliano Op. 68 no. 11 by Robert SchumannCelebration Series, Piano Repertoire Level 5 Topics: RepertoireLearning ProcessCommunication

Winter 2021: A Tribute to Nancy Bachus

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It is inevitable that our profession will lose valued members of our community, but that does not make the loss any easier. Our colleagues touch our lives and influence our work and the work of those around us. Nancy Bachus was one of those impactful, cherished colleagues. A beloved author, clinician, performer, and friend, Nancy passed on Septembe...

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A Tribute to Marvin Blickenstaff and his Pedagogical Legacy

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Marvin Blickenstaff has been a pillar of the North American piano community for more than five decades. His dedication to outstanding teaching, learning, and performing has been honed through his work with innumerable students and their teachers. Anyone who has witnessed Marvin working with young pianists understands why his work is so powerful. He...

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Spring 2020 Editor's Letter: Transforming Pianists Through Foundational Pedagogy

In this issue of the Piano Magazine, we explore the impact of inspirational pedagogy on pianists of all ages and abilities. Teaching and learning piano requires dedication to developing skills, such as technique, voicing, balance, sight reading, and improvising, to name just a few. But, music is written to be shared with others, sometimes with peer...

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Questions and Answers

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I model practice with my students. Although the student sees the progress she makes in the lesson with our practice plan, she doesn't follow through at home. How can I help her use our practice plan at home so that she improves during the week? The word I most appreciate in your inquiry is "model." We should all model practice with our students dur...

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Preparing for Sonatinas

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Bach Inventions: Prepare, Present, Perform

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Thoughts and Strategies for the New Teaching Year

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Teaching Foundational Technique: Finger Independence

Teaching Foundational Technique: Major Key Study

Major Key Study

Teaching Foundational Technique: Five Finger Patterns

Teaching Foundational Technique: Warm-ups

Teaching Foundational Technique: Warm-ups

Off to a Great Start – Promoting Success in the New Teaching Year

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Teaching Little Ears to Hear (Spanish & Portuguese CC Available)

Teaching Little Ears to Hear

Pedagogy 101: Planting the Seeds for Success

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The many faces of music: Pre-conference keynote address, NCKP 2015

As past president of the Board of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, let me offer each of you a warm welcome to this 2015 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. It is our hope that you will find each session on the program inspirational, challenging, and packed with practical information for use in your teaching.  And now, let ...

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Louise Goss: In Memoriam

Louise Goss: In Memoriam

In April, the world of piano pedagogy lost a legend. In the following pages, friends and colleagues of Louise Goss pay tribute with remembrances and recollections.  In the "old days," all senior piano majors at Oberlin were required to take piano pedagogy. I will never forget the excitement our professor exuded when she presented to us the bra...

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The power of one--a legacy of beautiful music

Back in the 1930s a young Venezuelan pianist wished to further her musical studies, and did exactly what many aspiring musicians from North and South America chose to do in those days: she went to Europe to study. After completing her studies in Paris, she made two life-altering decisions: she returned home to Venezuela, and she became a nun. Siste...

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