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What is the effect of concerto playing on adult students?

​I'm sure by now you have noticed that this year's focus in Adult Piano Study has been motivation . Research shows  adults are intrinsically motivated - they like to form their own direction of study. My adult students continue to amaze me with the directions they have asked me to take them. Presently they are working on the RACE (Royal Americ...
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Are adult piano students willing to self-teach?

​When  I gave one of my first presentations talking about adult students planning their own parties and studio classes, I was shocked by the audience response. "Adults don't have time to meet as a group!" "My adults are far too busy to take any initiative of their own." "You can't expect so much from adult students." Thank heavens that was man...
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The Third-Age Piano Class: Challenge, fun, and satisfaction for mature students of the piano

Adult students never cease to amaze me. Just last week two of my adults volunteered to play for a student recital as part of the Southwest Ohio Music Teachers Fall Festival. This would be incredibly nerve-racking to most people, but both have asked to do it again! For years I have been preaching to leave recitals out of adult piano curriculums. I g...
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The Heart of the Matter: Rhythm

 Marvin Blickenstaff, Professor of Music at Goshen College (Indiana) where he teaches applied piano and courses in piano pedagogy and music literature, was named 1990 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Music Teachers Association. With Louise Bianchi and Lynn Freeman Olson, he co-authored the series Music Pathways (Carl Fischer Publis...
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