•   January/February 2018  

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January 07, 2018

January 9

1904 - Premiere of Debussy's Estampes and played by Spanish pianist Ricardo Vines in Paris. July/August…
December 30, 2017

Thank you, interns!

Nearly two years ago, the concept for this website was launched, plans made, web designer…
December 30, 2017

¿Por qué no?

Upon completing my master's degree, I considered various ideas as to where and how to…
December 30, 2017

Lessons with (from) Kenya

It started with a simple question. On an otherwise normal fall day a few years…
December 29, 2017

East meets West: Connecting with Chinese students

Currently, an estimated 40 million students are learning piano in China, and the number continues…
December 29, 2017

Editor's Column: The students we meet

In this issue, you will meet several teachers who have experienced profound cross-cultural exchanges. Personally,…
December 29, 2017

Piano method review: Carol Matz's Interactive Piano Method

by Rebecca Grooms Johnson This method offers a flexible combination of lesson books and web-based…
December 27, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018 Variations: A nickel for every mistake

Seven-year-old Serena's mother describes her daughter's first piano practice of every week. "We always have…
December 27, 2017

Women of exceptional accomplishment: eight women composers

Editor's note: Nicholas Phillips wrote a companion piece recommending intermediate repertoire from these eight composers.…
December 26, 2017

Winning essay from the 2017 Clavier Companion Collegiate Writing Contest

In the Spring of 2017, Clavier Companion sponsored its ninth annual Collegiate Writing Contest, inviting…
December 25, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018: First Looks New Music Reviews

Teachers and students enjoy Reinagle's pieces both for their charming writing and their accessibility to…
December 25, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018 First Looks - Recordings

​ Nyman: Complete Piano Music Jeroen van Veen, piano Brilliant Classics 95112 www.brilliantclassics.com Prolific Dutch…
December 25, 2017

What are the foundational reasons for having a policy?

Sometimes it is easy to get into a tizzy about making policy changes when something…
December 25, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018 Pupil Saver - Nocturne by Catherine Rollins

Nocturne from the collection Spotlight on Romantic Style by Catherine Rollin (Alfred) is an accessible…
December 24, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

To print, use the PDF below. Just click on the black bar at the top…
December 24, 2017

Jan/Feb 2018: First Looks - Apps for teaching

Adult beginner piano students enroll in lessons because playing the piano has been on their…
December 24, 2017

Preludes: Musical News & Notes

Park, Zhou win 2017 Gina  Bachauer Piano Competition Chaeyoung Park and Yun-Chin Zhou earned gold…

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