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June 25, 2018

Touching Debussy, Teaching Alchemy

Sound is touch at a distance. Jad Abumrad, from Radiolab "Sound is touch at a distance." I heard…
June 25, 2018

Toward integrated teaching

Would you teach your students to play only the first six notes of each major scale? Of course not! Good teachers introduce…
June 25, 2018

Consonance vs. dissonance: Inborn or cultural?

F or many years, I have taken  issue with the notion (held by  some) that consonance—the  absence of…
June 14, 2018

July/August 2018: Winds of Change

As you read this column, have pity for the long-suffering editor —my submission was way past the usual…
June 14, 2018

July/August 2018: Editor's Column

The Debussy Debate With this issue, we celebrate the centennial of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Pianists and piano teachers…
June 12, 2018

First Debussy piano pieces with pedagogical advice

Claude Debussy was a person of great restraint and even considered elusive by some. He was not concerned…
June 11, 2018

Purple Days

Yesterday, Andrew came into his lesson scowling. He stomped her to the piano bench, sat down, and crossed…
June 10, 2018

Connections between the music of the United States and Claude Debussy

It has been more than one hundred years since Claude Debussy was composing masterpieces that were part of…
June 10, 2018

July/August 2018: Research

Research on stimulating environments' effect on the brain lands NEA grant for Colorado State University A group of…
June 10, 2018

July/August 2018: Keyboard Kids' Companion

To print, use the PDFs below. Just click on the black bar at the top of each page…
June 10, 2018

July/August 2018: Recordings

Claude Debussy: Études Élodie Vignon, piano Cypres Records CYP1678 cypres-records.com French pianist Élodie Vignon's first recording focuses on…
June 10, 2018

July/August 2018: First Looks, New Music Reviews

Six Progressive Sonatinas for the Piano Forte, Op. 36, by Muzio Clementi. Authentic Revised Edition ("With Considerable Improvements"),…
June 10, 2018

July/August 2018: Closer Look, Book Review

by Ann DuHamel Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists is a revolutionary, pioneering work that addresses small-handedness in an…
June 10, 2018

Growing through music: Pivots

To achieve the highest versions of ourselves, it is necessary not to be rigid. After all, being alive…

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