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"Seymour: An Introduction": Inspiring Documentary for Piano Teachers

I’m already inspired by his teaching, and I haven’t even had a chance to see the film yet, just the trailers (waiting for it to arrive closer to home here in Gloucester). 236 more words

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Update: Piano Composition Prize

Please refer to this updated flyer for all information regarding the Piano Composition Prizes offered at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference in July 2015.1-APPC2015 3MBS Composition Competition Flyer updated… 12 more words

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Draft timetable

The Organising Committee of the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference is delighted to present the draft timetable for our July Conference. Hopefully, any changes between now and then will be minimal. APPC2015 draft timetable

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Purrfect Practice 'Technique Trainer'

Purrfect Practice was created by Australian piano teacher Jackie Sharp. Her new Technique Trainer 1 is intended as the first volume in a three-part series of e-books of technical and musical exercises that develop the many skills necessary for achieving excellence and artistry at the piano. 307 more words

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Teaching Young Men: advice from a recovering boy

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. Plato

by Scott McBride Smith

I was complaining to a female colleague about one of my adolescent male students: “You know what teenage boys are like,” I whined, but she had little sympathy. 1,252 more words

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At the Piano With...... Diane Durbin

What is your first memory of the piano? 

I think I was about 6 or 7 when I first played a piano. I remember my mother taking my younger sister and me to visit one of our great aunts; there was a ‘piano in the parlour’ – the kind where the music stand appeared out of the lid at the top.  1,497 more words


What do piano parents really want their child to learn?

“Does the goal of the parent and the piano student match with the skill set of the piano teacher?”

Obviously, every piano student wants to learn to play the piano. 359 more words