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Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Position and Posture at the Piano, Elementary performace, duet repertoire for beginners
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Teaching Exemplary Performance (from The Beginner Course)

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Course Description

Teaching Exemplary Performance offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching of successful, exemplary performance skills to beginning piano students, with a special focus on posture and position at the piano, and duet repertoire.

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists, a comprehensive course offered by the Frances Clark Center. The full course is available in self-guided and facilitated versions at https://www.claviercompanion.com/courses

This is is a self-guided micro-course. Quizzes will provide immediate feedback upon submission. Reflection questions serve as a way to reflect on the material as well as your own teaching and performing experiences. You will not respond to these questions on the platform, but you may wish to complete the activities for your own personal use.

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Session 1: Posture and Position at the Piano (July 16, 2020)
Discover strategies for proper positioning
6 lessons
1. Small Child with Sara Ernst
2. Larger Child with Sara Ernst
3. Posture Chant with Diana Dumlavwalla
4. Correction Game with Diana Dumlavwalla
5. Tall child, no footstool or bench risers needed
6. Small child with crossed ankles for stability
Session 2: Music for Beginners in Duet Performance (July 23, 2020)
Experience great performances and identify the benefits of teacher duets with beginner repertoire
16 lessons
1. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 1
2. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 2
3. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 3
4. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 4
5. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 5
6. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 6
7. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 7
8. Duet Lecture by Diana Dumlavwalla, Part 8
9. Transcript of Duet Lecture (PDF)
10. Performance Preparation Guidelines - "Hill and Gully Rider," Diana Dumlavwalla
11. "This Land is Your Land," Angela Triandafillou
12. "Square Dance" with Rebecca Pennington and Student Teacher
13. "Copy Cat," Steven Brundage
14. "Tick Tock Blues," Scott Donald
15. "Holidays," Amy Glennon
16. "Graduation" and "Crocodile," Sara Ernst
Session 3: The First Recital (July 30, 2020)
Consider the important philosophies, strategies, and decisions behind successful first recitals
2 lessons
1. Interview on First Recitals
2. Transcript of Interview on First Recitals (PDF)
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Students are responsible for maintaining their own devices and internet connection. This course requires the following technical abilities:

● Internet connection (sufficient for video streaming) for accessing the course website

● Navigate the course website, clicking links, and downloading files

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Copyright

All materials in this course are the property of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Teach Learn, unless otherwise indicated. Any use or sharing of this material beyond the scope of this course is prohibited.

Publisher Permissions

Thank you to the following publishers for permission to use their teaching materials in this course:

  • Alfred Music Publishing
  • Faber Piano Adventures
  • FJH Music
  • Piano Safari