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Amy Beach: Piano Music. . – Keyboard

Amy Beach: Piano Music. . – Keyboard – book review Richard Crosby Amy Beach: Piano Music, selected and with an introduction by Adrienne Fried Block. Dover Publications, Inc., (31 E. 2nd St., Mineola, NY 11501), 2001. 58 pp., $7.95. Intermediate to moderately difficult. The eminent Beach scholar Adrienne Fried Block, author of Amy Beach: Passionate […]

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MTNA student competitions: national finalists

MTNA student competitions: national finalists MTNA STUDENT COMPOSTITION COMPETITION Sponsored by Warner Bros. Publications ELEMENTARY Gabrielle Nina Haigh, East Central Division, Cleveland Heights, OH; Mary Ann Griebling, teacher Douglon Tse, Eastern Division, Milton, MA; Alla Elana Cohen, teacher Josh Norville, Northwest Division, Oregon City, OR; Laura McMillan, teacher Leah Michelle Carter, South Central Division, Ft. […]

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Directory of new music & instructional materials

Directory of new music & instructional materials A.D.G Productions 15517 Cordary Ave. Lawndale, CA 90260 Phone/fax (310) 379-1568 adgordon@adgproductions.com www.adgproductions.com Free catalog available. Celtic Music for Mandolin (book/CD), by Allan Alexander and Jessica Walsh. In this collection you will find traditional music, pieces by Carolan and pieces that were written for lute and mandora more […]

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Crash, Bang, Wallop! Series: Clockwork Calypso, Creepy Crotchets and Dragon Dance.

Crash, Bang, Wallop! Series: Clockwork Calypso, Creepy Crotchets and Dragon Dance. – book review Sue A. Steck-Turner by Keith Bartlett. UnitedMusic Publishers Ltd./Theodore Presser Company (588 North Gulph Rd., long of Prussia, PA 19406), 2002. $41.95 each. Late elementary. Crash, Bang, Wallop! sounds like great fun and it is! This series of six pieces written […]

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celebrating 50 years of growth

Yamaha Music Education System: celebrating 50 years of growth Kathy Anzis Tokyo 1954: Yamaha Corporation of Japan opens an experimental “Music Class for Pre-School Children.” The curriculum centers on teaching musicianship through solfege and keyboard. Fast-forward 50 years: The Yamaha Music Education System (YMES) has opened schools in 40 countries and produced 5 million graduates. […]

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Pearl River Piano announces new sales managers

Pearl River Piano announces new sales managers Ken Edgington of Bigfork, Montana, and Duane “Dewey” Kuhn of Baldwin, Wisconsin, have joined the Pearl River Piano USA marketing team as district sales managers for the upper midwest region. Both Edgington and Kuhn bring a wealth of experience in piano retailing with strong backgrounds in all aspects […]

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Three Suites for Piano: Spirit of the Journey – Composer’s Studio Series

Three Suites for Piano: Spirit of the Journey – Composer’s Studio Series – Book Review Bruce Berr by Mary Dolen. Neil A. Kjos Music Co. (4380 Jutland Dr., San Diego, CA 92117), 2003. 23 pp; $4.95. Late intermediate. Teachers and players looking for new and fresh-sounding intermediate music written in a truly contemporary style will […]

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Instruction: To compose without the least knowledge of Music so much German Waltzer of Schleifer as one pleases, by throwing a certain Number with two Dice

Instruction: To compose without the least knowledge of Music so much German Waltzer of Schleifer as one pleases, by throwing a certain Number with two Dice Richard C. Shadinger by W. A. Mozart and Edited by Fritz Spiegl. Emerson Edition/Theodore Presser Company (588 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406), 2000. 6 pp. piano, […]

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Rehearsal resource center available – Music Marketplace

Rehearsal resource center available – Music Marketplace – Wenger Corp., of Owatonna Minnesota Wenger Corp., P.O. Box 448, 555 Park Dr., Owatonna, MN 55060-0448; (800) 733-0393; www.wengercorp.com. Contact company for price. The new Rehearsal Resource Center from Wenger Corp. is an innovative, multifunctional furniture solution designed to maximize the efficiency of music rehearsal and classroom […]

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Introducing the MTNA Studio Festival – In Unison – Music Teachers National Association

Introducing the MTNA Studio Festival – In Unison – Music Teachers National Association – Brief Article It’s been two years since I first told you about my friend, “Kevin.” He was a student who wasn’t motivated to practice. I even labeled him “musically at risk” and suggested that MTNA find an alternative to “musical oblivion” […]