If you are not already aware of this great resource for pianists and piano teachers, I hope that I can convince you to subscribe to Clavier Companion. I first subscribed to the magazine in college (when it was just Clavier) because the subscription was required for piano majors. I enjoyed the magazine, and usually read it cover to cover. In grad school I let my subscription lapse, mostly because I had a group subscription in college and there was not a group subscription available at my new school. I recently resubscribed to the magazine (and got a great conference rate at MTNA) and I am so glad to get the magazine in the mail every two months. I love getting the actual magazines in the mail, but I know that many folks my age are just as happy with a digital edition. The print subscription comes with a digital edition as well, so you get the best of both worlds. The most recent magazine includes articles about this year’s Cliburn Competition as well as remembrances of Van Cliburn himself. I especially enjoyed reading the contributions by TCU piano faculty Tamas Ungar and Jose Feghali. Every edition is filled with informative, interesting, and useful articles.
The editors at Clavier Companion really want young teachers to read the magazine, and want your feedback as well about how to make it even more practical and applicable. In an effort to get more young professionals as readers, Clavier Companion has given me 3 one-year digital subscriptions to give away! With the digital edition you can:
- Access ALL of the content of the print magazine
- Navigate directly to articles using an active table of contents
- Link directly to websites mentioned in articles and ads
- View video and audio files included with select articles
- Search the magazine for any word
- Save articles to a computer for offline reading
- Print pages
- Insert notes and bookmarks
- Share pages via e-mail
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Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.