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The Passing of a Musical and Cultural Icon – Van Cliburn

Yesterday marked the passing of an American music icon whose name will eternally be synonymous with the Cold War era. Harvey Lavan “Van” Cliburn Jr., the Julliard-trained pianist who at age 23 shocked the music world by taking first-place in … Continue reading

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AGO Region VII Convention

Meeting and helping our customers, one-on-one, is one of the things that we enjoy doing most, and while it would be great if all of our customers had a chance to visit with us in our stores, we know that … Continue reading

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Just for Kids

Today’s Pender’s Piano Prose is a staff review on a new book, recently published by Hal Leonard: Just for Kids is a new collection of 8 original pieces for the elementary student by Mona Rejino. It is based on the … Continue reading

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What Music Means to Me

Many of the people that work in the music industry outside of music education are or were educators themselves. Maybe they’re musicians, either professionally or recreationally; or perhaps they came to the industry through some other musical connection. The music … Continue reading

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Piano Teaching and YouTube

The core job description of Piano Teaching has not really changed over the years. If you’re an independent piano teacher, with your own teaching studio, you know what’s included in the qualities that define a good teacher. Beyond the obvious … Continue reading

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