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3 Reasons Why Ear Training is Critical to the Success of Student Musicians
by Christine Hermanson
"Music is the art of thinking with sounds." Jules Combarieu
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9 Essential Aural Skills
by Christine Hermanson
This article continues with a discussion of nine learning goals that should be included in every music curriculum and how these aural skills translate into more effective musical performance.
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The Power of Positive Pedagogy
by Mary Gae George
"Positive Pedagogy revolves around the way we begin music study and the ways we fulfill the potential of each student in their study of music."
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Essential Skills Series
by American Music Teacher 2005
"for Promoting a Lifelong Love of Music and Music Making"
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Experimenting: A Golden Path to Discovery
by Mary Gae George
"Experimenting as a way of learning develops artistic judgment and personal involvement better than many weeks of being coached by a teacher on how to play a passage of music. It takes imagination to experiment. It takes judgment to make decisions about the potential of each and every experiment."
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The Magic of Productive Practicing
by Mary Gae George
"Home practice time is the most important part of music study. Students become their own teachers during this time, and their progress and enjoyment is directly related to the quality and consistency of their practicing."
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The 'Building Blocks' of Reading
by Laura Beauchamp-Williamson
"Suggestions for Developing Sight Reading Skills in Beginning Level College Piano Classes."Applies to piano students of all ages.
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How do you teach theory so it enhances your students' reading skills?
by Julie Lovison
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Keyboard Companion and Clavier Companion Online
1998 through 2012. Many of these articles were written by MusicLearningCommunity.com members
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Sight Reading
by Richard Beauchamp
"Sight reading is really a matter of recognizing what you already know."
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Motivation
by Martha Beth Lewis, Ph.D.
"Empowerment is the key to motivation."
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Top 10 Tips for Piano Teachers
The Piano Education Page
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The Teaching Studio
An impressive collection of articles from The Piano Education Page…updated in October, 2011.
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