Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Hires Editor in Chief/Chief Content Director for Clavier Companion


26 JUNE 2018

Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Hires Editor in Chief/Chief Content Director for Clavier Companion.

The Frances Clark Center is pleased to announce the hire of Dr. Pamela Pike as the new Editor in Chief/Chief Content Director for Clavier Companion, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. As an award-winning author, Dr. Pike has published over three dozen scholarly articles, and her book, Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice, is published by Routledge.  She has served on the editorial boards of the MTNA e-Journal and the Journal of Music, Technology & Education. Dr. Pike has presented papers and workshops at conferences throughout Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and North and South America. Dr. Pike serves as president of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician, committee member for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, and board member of the Yamaha Disklavier Education Network.

“We are thrilled that Pam will be joining the Frances Clark Center as the new leader for Clavier Companion. Pam exemplifies the highest standards of our profession and her experience as an author, researcher, teacher, and editor is outstanding.” said Dr. Jennifer Snow, Executive Director for the Center. “The publication is entering an exciting period of innovation and creativity. With Pam’s leadership and expertise, we will advance the mission of the Center by continuing to provide the highest quality resources for piano teaching and learning.”

Clavier Companion is the only publication devoted exclusively to the concerns of the piano/keyboard performer and teacher. Readers receive the very best in cogent, focused, and practical articles on music and teaching at all levels, in-depth interviews, reviews of new materials, and penetrating columns. The new digital platform at provides a robust, comprehensive database of content related to piano teaching and learning from the past 30 years.

The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey. The work of the Center is based on the philosophy of music educator Frances Clark (1905-1998) whose life work revolutionized the field of music education in the twentieth century.

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