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What Special Qualities Do Parents of Children Who Succeed at the Piano Share? Part 2

Barbara Kreader, Editor The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent Barbara Kreader, Editor For this issue, teacher and composer, Bruce Berr continues this column's three   part overview of the qualities parents of successful piano students share.  The Interview by Bruce Berr Isabella recently turned six, and she has been studying piano fo...
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What qualities do families that support their children's piano study share?

from the series: ​The Magic Triangle: Teacher/Student/Parent Barbara Kreader, Editor Gather together a group of piano teachers and the topic often turns to their students and practicing or, more often, the la c k of it. Everyone recognizes the Cliffhanger Family. Whether or not they show up each week matches the odds of winning the lottery. We...
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How does piano study in Japan compare with the American approach?

I first met Toshie Okada and her two daughters, Emi, and Tamami on the rocky mountain path between Ptarmigan and Owl cabins at Rocky Ridge Music Center in Estes Park, Colorado. Toshie and I had exchanged excited e-mails about the prospect of her two daughters coming to the United States from Japan to attend the first Junior Seminar Session at the C...
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Are Progress Reports Helpful in Magic Triangle Communications?

​Dear Reader, It has been an education, a challenge, and a pleasure to be the Associate Editor of the Magic Triangle Department since the first issue of Keyboard Companion in the spring of 1990. I have enjoyed the opportunity to communicate with our readers and to investigate the many issues involving the Magic Triangle. Now, as the time has come f...
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