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2019 NCKP Preconference Highlights

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NCKP has eleven subcommittees, comprised of leaders in each of the following subcommittee areas: collaborative performance, collegiate pedagogy teaching, creative music making, inclusive teaching, independent music teachers, music in early childhood, research, students and young professionals, teaching adults, technology, and wellness. Over seventy...
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NCKP 2019 Pedx9 Preview: Public Music Theory Behind Bars

In spring 2016, I saw a news report on a Columbia, South Carolina television affiliate describing a music program at Lee Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Bishopville, South Carolina—an hour's drive from Columbia. According to the news report, musicians from Decoda , an ensemble in residence at Carnegie Hall, were working with the...
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Adults on the Move with Dalcroze!

Say the word "Eurhythmics" to a group of age-forty-plus adults and they would likely define it as a pop music group from the 1980s. College students might even give the same response. The same word given to a group of music educators would likely be defined as movement-based music instruction, primarily ...
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Studio policies for your sporadic adult students

​I am a very happy and fairly healthy "Baby Boomer"—my father was a World War II veteran, and I was born in the fifties. We "Boomers" are your current and upcoming adult piano students. Why? Because we realize we have more to learn—we are excited learners. We are not isolated but are well read and intelligent—we are logical learners. We are wonderf...
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It's Never Too Late: Adult Piano Study

Brenda Dillon is on the faculty of Brookhaven College in Dallas, Texas, Project Director for the National Piano Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy and is a teacher who loves to help her adult students bridge the gap between wishing and doing.  How Do Yo...
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