The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

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A legacy of impact.

Frances Clark/MTNA Award for Keyboard Pedagogy

Established through a bequest to MTNA from the estate of legendary pedagogue, the Frances Clark/MTNA Award for Keyboard Pedagogy is awarded annually to an individual or entity that has made a significant contribution to the discipline of keyboard music pedagogy through the creation and development of specific products or publications.

2024 – Florence Price (1887–1953), awarded posthumously

2023 – A Seat at the Piano by Annie Jeng, Evan Hines, Brendan Jacklin, Clare Longendike, Susan Yang, Ashlee Young

2022 – Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora by William Chapman Nyaho (Washington)

2021 – eNovative Piano by Susanna Garcia and Chan Kiat Lim (Louisiana)

2020 – Nocturnes, Books 1 and 2 by Dennis Alexander (New Mexico)

2019 – The University of Iowa Piano Pedagogy Video Recording Project by Alan Huckle Berry and Jason Sifford (Iowa)

2018 – Piano Adventures by Nancy and Randall Faber (Michigan)

2017 – Modules by Paul Sheftel (New York)

2016 – Professional Piano Teaching by Jeanine Jacobson (Washington)

2015 – With Your Own Two Hands: Self Discovery Through Music by Seymour Bernstein (New York)

2014 – From The Top

2013 – Intelligent Music Teaching: Essays on the Core Principles of Effective Instruction by Robert Duke (Texas)

2012 – The Perfect Wrong Note by William Westney (Texas)

2011 – 3-D Piano: The Three-Dimensional Pianist by co-producers Fred Karpoff and Richard Breyer

2010 – Home Concert Xtreme, produced by TimeWarpTechnologies, owned by Frank Weinstock and George Litterst

2009 – Two- and Three-part Inventions (sinfonias) and Well-tempered Clavier by Bach by Willard Palmer [published by Alfred Publishing]

2008 – Piano Pedagogy Forum [Scott Price, editor-in-chief]

2007 – Celebration Series, The Piano Odyssey [published by The Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited]

2006 – Disklavier [Yamaha Corporation of America (California)]

2005 – The Pianist’s Repertoire by Maurice Hinson (Kentucky)

2004 – The Well-Tempered Keyboard Teacher by Marienne Uszler (California)

2003 – Creative Piano Teaching by James Lyke (New York)

2002 – Freeing The Caged Bird by Barbara Lister-Sink (North Carolina)

2001 – The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature by Jane Magrath (Oklahoma)

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