Winter 2020: Questions and Answers

Do you know of piano events or festivals in which students with special needs can participate?Diversity and inclusion are becoming more important in our daily lives and I congratulate everyone in our profession for their courage and dedication in making music study available for all students.The Royal Conservatory of Music examination process ...
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Autumn 2019: Questions and Answers

Note from Sam HollandThe great psychologist, Abraham Maslow once observed, "In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety." C.S. Lewis noted, "There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind." Changes are coming in the "Questions and Answers" column. As you know, over the past yea...
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January/February 2019: Questions and Answers

Q: What professional development opportunities are available online? Are any of these offered by the Frances Clark Center?A: Your biggest challenge is not finding opportunities for professional development but selecting the opportunities that are relevant and meaningful to you. All resources are not created equal and you should be as selective...
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November/December 2018: Questions & Answers

Q: If travel costs prohibit me from attending valuable conferences such as NCKP, what are other ways I can pursue professional development?A: It is true that by the time you factor in airfare, lodging, meals, registration fees, and lost income, the cost of attending a major conference in person is substantial. Iro...
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September/October 2018: Questions & Answers

As students return to their studies this fall, we offer timeless advice from Frances Clark's book Questions and Answers, the compilation of her original monthly column in Clavier.1Every fall I feel the need for a shot in the arm to get me motivated for the year's teaching. Do you have a list of incentives for better teaching that might help me...
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Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers
This is Part 2 of a response that began in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of Clavier Companion.  Q. This is the time of year when high school students are considering college and preparing for auditions. As a music administrator, do you have any suggestions for me and/or my students that would help us make good decisions?​Make music alone and with oth...
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