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Getting the Most Out of Clavier Companion With Your Piano Pedagogy Class

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Friday, 22 February 2013 21:24

With my undergraduate pedagogy students, I have always made sure that they are aware of magazines that deal with piano and piano pedagogy. Over the years I have always required a report on each of these publications. I would usually loan students a copy from my personal library. In recent years I began to require a print subscription to Clavier Companion, usually through a group subscription. This last year I required students to subscribe to the digital edition — partly to save them money, partly to get their reaction to this 21st century medium for publication.

For their reports, they were asked to:

  • Describe the layout of the magazine/website (Always good pedagogy to start with the whole and then proceed to the parts!)
  • Summarize and discuss at least two complete articles (This portion gets the student to focus on topics specific to teaching.)
  • List products they saw advertised of which they were not aware (This always reveals a lot about the student’s exposure to the pedagogical marketplace.)
  • List any advertising links they explored

Happy New Year!

Category: ThePianoMag Blog
Created on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:27

For students and teachers, this time of year is the beginning of a new adventure. In their school classrooms, students may experience the smell of new crayons, the uncertainty of how their new teacher will accept them, and the joy of seeing their friends again. What questions come to your mind and heart as you begin this academic year? Below are some questions I’ve contemplated for 2012-2013: