The Whole Truth about Piano Study

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Steve H. Roberson, Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: For many piano teachers and students, success is measured by a purely technical (and sometimes musical) yardstick. Piano lessons are judged worthwhile if students become better performers; conversely, a lag in performance skills is usually interpreted as failure by most parents, students, and teachers. Such a narrow view of the purpose of piano study does not acknowledge the array of extra-musical concepts that can be taught by the enlightened pedagogue. Either private or group instruction provides a forum wherein such critical and invaluable life-enrichment skills can be imparted.

Additional Information

Publication
American Music Teacher
Language: English
Date: 1987
Keywords
Music Studies, Piano Studies, Music Education