Collegiate Resources


The Frances Clark Center supports students and collegiate faculty! Explore our collegiate opportunities below.

Discounts on Purchases


Collegiate Group Subscriptions

20% off with Group Subscriptions

Group subscriptions to PianoInspires.com are perfect for piano pedagogy classes, university membership chapters, or applied piano studios. Subscriptions include Piano Magazine quarterly issues and all digital resources on PianoInspires.com, including our comprehensive search feature. Subscriptions also include discounts on individual online courses and Jane Magrath’s Piano Literature for Teaching and Performance.

A 20% discount on subscriptions is available to groups of 5 or more. Individual subscriptions within the group start at $39 (regular $48).

Online Courses

30% off Group Course Enrollments

Our online courses are self-paced, university-level programs taught by leading pedagogues that can serve as rich supplements to your pedagogical curriculum. From $55-$125 (discounted enrollment rate), students will have access to “living” textbooks of readings, video lectures, teaching demonstrations, automatically graded quizzes, and reflection activities. Courses are designed in modules, which means professors can use the entire program as a backbone for their semester or pick and choose which portions fit best within their syllabi. Course enrollees receive access to the course for one full year, so students can finish the course on their own time if desired.

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A 30% discounted rate is available for any full-length course to groups of 5 or more members. Group leaders should email teachereducation@francesclarkcenter.org with the number of members, and which course(s) they request for enrollment. A personal group discount code will be created for the group leader to share with their party. Each group member will be enrolled in their own copy of the course at the discounted price, rather than the entire group sharing one copy of the course.

To learn more about our group course subscriptions, visit Frequently Asked Questions – Piano Inspires.

Opportunities for Students


NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference

NCKP: The Piano Conference advances the international field of piano teaching, learning, and performing through the dissemination of innovative ideas, cutting-edge research, and diverse perspectives. NCKP promotes connection and engagement within our community through its programming and events. To celebrate its rich, twenty-five-year history, NCKP 2023 features two gatherings:

  • In-Person Conference, Lombard, IL: July 26-29, 2023
  • Online Event: June 9-11, 2023

Attending NCKP: The Piano Conference enables students to connect with peers from across the world in real time and stay on top of the latest ideas in piano teaching, learning, and performing through engaging sessions and events. We invite students and faculty alike to get involved, individually or as a group! Presenting at this high-visibility, international conference gives students amazing professional development experience as well as networking for graduate studies and employment opportunities.

NCKP Call for Proposals: Presentations and Lightning Talks

We seek proposals that share original ideas, engage our community, and inspire excellence and innovation. Proposals will be blind reviewed, and may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The deadline to submit presentation proposals is Monday, October 17, 2022, at 11:59PM PT.

Other NCKP Opportunities
  • Call for proposals: teaching demonstration videos and prerecorded performances – opening Autumn 2022
  • Call for proposals: poster presentations – opening Spring 2023
  • Student scholarships for NCKP: The Piano Conference – applications opening Spring 2023
  • Emerging Professionals track and reception at NCKP: The Piano Conference – July 2023

More information coming soon!

Questions & Answers Video Series

Questions & Answers presents answers for a range of teaching questions. Students are invited to submit videos that are no longer than five minutes in length, follow a clear pedagogical process, and answer one of the four questions found below. Multiple questions may be answered, but questions must be addressed in separate videos.

  • What off-bench activities do you incorporate in lessons with beginners?
  • How do you incorporate improvisation and/or composition into your lessons with beginning students? 
  • How do you teach students to internalize a steady pulse?
  • How do you help young students prepare for recitals and performances?

Wondering how to structure your video? Check out Margarita Denenburg’s and Sean Schulze’s responses to the question, “How to Play Melody Louder than Accompaniment,” or view more Questions & Answers videos here.

Inspiring Artistry Video Series

The Inspiring Artistry repertoire series focuses on pedagogical approaches and provides detailed guidelines for the preparation, practice, and mastery of standard elementary and intermediate literature. Modules include video and written teaching tips that offer new insights and ideas into the selected work and include a full performance of the selected piece.

All works submitted must be within the public domain or the applicant must show publisher approval if selected. The submission of works that are underrepresented and/or not in the traditional canon is highly encouraged.

Check out our complete Inspiring Artistry video library here.

From the artist Bench Video Series

The From the Artist Bench repertoire series addresses the preparation, interpretation, and performance of advanced repertoire. Videos highlight pedagogical best practices for musical and technical challenges, practice suggestions, interpretative ideas for the selected work and include a full performance of the selected piece.

All works submitted must be within the public domain or the applicant must show publisher approval if selected. The submission of works that are underrepresented and/or not in the traditional canon is highly encouraged.

Check out our complete From the Artist Bench video library here.

Piano Magazine Collegiate Writing Contest

Piano Magazine is proud to showcase the talents of tomorrow’s teachers through an annual collegiate writing contest. Students are encouraged to write a 1,500 word article relating to the field of piano pedagogy. A panel of professionals will evaluate submissions based on content, clarity, originality, value to the profession, and writing style.

  • Grand prize: publication in a forthcoming issue of Piano Magazine
  • Secondary prizes: publication on the PianoInspires website

Submission deadline: Monday, May 1, 2023, at 11:59PM PT.

Piano Magazine Article Discussions

Student subscribers to PianoInspires.com are eligible to attend our virtual discussion sessions on Piano Magazine articles! These events feature top authors from each issue, and can serve as the perfect pedagogy-specific extracurricular requirement as a way for students to get involved in the wider piano community.

Explore and register for events below.

Employment and Postgraduate Opportunities

The Frances Clark Center Student Internship Program

Internships are open to current students or recent graduates and offer a range of administrative opportunities in areas such as conferences, programming, publishing, community outreach, event support, communications, production, design, and social media. Interns will have the opportunity to connect with other members in the program and participate in on-going professional development and mentorship. The internship program is a paid, part-time opportunity.

Applications will open in Spring 2023 and will be due May 1, 2023.

Continuing Education at The New School for Music Study

The Frances Clark Center offers a range of teacher education initiatives at The New School for Music Study in Princeton, NJ. These programs build on the educational philosophy and legacy of renowned founders Frances Clark and Louise Goss, and have produced internationally recognized teachers and performers.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Social Media

We invite students to interact with our engaging, educational content on social media. Our socials are a place for discussing relevant topics in pedagogy, diving deeper on composers and pieces, engaging in polls and quizzes, connecting with other curious pianists, and enjoying freebies and discounts throughout the year. Our socials are a great way to encourage students to interact with their craft on a daily basis through channels they are adept at navigating.

Questions on our collegiate resources? Email support@pianoinspires.com.

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