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  • Book Review: Every Good Boy Does Fine by Jeremy Denk

    Book Review: Every Good Boy Does Fine by Jeremy Denk

    Book reviews in each issue of the Piano Magazine provide readers with a sneak peek inside the latest publications on piano teaching, performing, and learning. The Autumn 2022 Piano Magazine review of Every Good Boy Does Fine by Jeremy Denk will have you running to your local bookstore to buy a copy. Fans of Denk […]


  • From Massachusetts to Hawaii | Honoring Our Teachers

    From Massachusetts to Hawaii | Honoring Our Teachers

    As we enter the season of gratitude and giving, we pay tribute to piano teachers from around the country who are transforming the lives of their students. From Massachusetts to Hawaii, students, parents, and colleagues are honoring piano teachers from their communities as part of the “Power of a Piano Teacher” campaign. The teachers featured […]


  • This Week in Piano History: Ignacy Jan Paderewski Resigns from Polish Prime Minister Position | November 27, 1919

    This Week in Piano History: Ignacy Jan Paderewski Resigns from Polish Prime Minister Position | November 27, 1919

    THIS WEEK IN PIANO HISTORY, we reflect upon the resignation of Ignacy Jan Paderewski as Prime Minister of Poland on November 27,1919.1 An important pianist, composer, and statesman, Paderewski’s influence and legacy in Polish culture and early twentieth-century politics is undeniable. Paderewski was born in Kursk, Podolia, which is now part of Ukraine. He had […]


  • Thoughts on Healthy Musicianship: Special Guest Q&A with Carla Salas-Ruiz

    Thoughts on Healthy Musicianship: Special Guest Q&A with Carla Salas-Ruiz

    This week we invited our followers to submit questions for Carla Salas-Ruiz about healthy musicianship. Today, Carla is answering those questions in advance of our facilitated discussion event next week (Thursday, November 17 at 11am ET) that will focus on Carla’s article in the Autumn 2022 issue of Piano Magazine, My Journey to Healthy Musicianship: […]


  • Reflections on My Piano Teacher | Honoring Fern Davidson

    Reflections on My Piano Teacher | Honoring Fern Davidson

    We at the Frances Clark Center believe passionately that piano teachers change the world through their dedication to students and communities. Our Power of a Piano Teacher campaign shares personal tributes to document the extraordinary contributions of piano teachers. We welcome you to celebrate your teacher and share your tribute with us by making a donation to the Frances Clark […]


  • This Week in Piano History: Happy World Pianist Day! | November 8

    This Week in Piano History: Happy World Pianist Day! | November 8

    THIS WEEK IN PIANO HISTORY, we are celebrating World Pianist Day and the accomplishments of all pianists! The piano was invented over three hundred years ago by Bartolomeo Cristofori, an Italian builder. His ingenious design from 1700 used hammers inside the action of a harpsichord to create a wider dynamic range. Cristofori’s instrument ignited the […]


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