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Artistry Update

I am continuing in my exploration of the Artistry at the Piano series. In recent weeks I’ve read some of the Pedagogy Manual (download) and watched one of Mary Gae George’s DVDs (Teaching MUSIC… not notes). I’ve mentioned one student … Continue reading

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Canadian Source for Artistry Books

Before Christmas I placed a few orders for Artistry at the Piano materials directly from the Artistry online ordering service. I had no problems, but had to wait a couple of weeks and once had to pay duty. There is … Continue reading

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Ornamentation

I have found two helpful resources to use in teaching ornamentation. The first is Ornamentation – A Question & Answer Manual by Valery Lloyd-Watts and Carole L. Bigler, published by Alfred. This is an informative book, written in a Q … Continue reading

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Patterns for Piano by Jon George

While searching the Artistry at the Piano website, I saw this book that was also available. Based strictly on the title, I ordered it. It came in the mail; I read through it and immediately ordered 5 more copies. It … Continue reading

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No Time for Theory

One of the disadvantages of our Canadian exam system (more about that in an upcoming post) is that because Theory is not required until Grade 5, it is easy to not make it a priority in the early years.

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