Teaching Piano in Groups

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2010 - Music - 252 pages
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Teaching Piano in Groupsprovides a one-stop compendium of information related to all aspects of group piano teaching. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in this instructional method and its widespread mandatory inclusion in piano pedagogy curricula, Christopher Fisher highlights the proven viability and success of group piano teaching, and arms front-line group piano instructors with the necessary tools for practical implementation of a system of instruction in their own teaching.

Contained within are: a comprehensive history of group piano teaching; accessible overviews of the most important theories and philosophies of group psychology and instruction; suggested group piano curricular competencies; practical implementation strategies; and thorough recommendations for curricular materials, instructional technologies, and equipment.Teaching Piano in Groupsalso addresses specific considerations for pre-college teaching scenarios, the public school group piano classroom, and college-level group piano programs for both music major and non-music majors.

Teaching Piano in Groupsis accompanied by an extensive companion website, featuring a multi-format listing of resources as well as interviews with several group piano pedagogues.

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Assistant Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Class Piano, Ohio University. Christopher Fisher is also an active performer and workshop clinician, and has presented sessions regionally and nationally and published numerous articles and reviews in Keyboard Companion and American Music Teacher.

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