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#1974824 - 10/17/12 06:32 PM Letters to the Editor  
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The latest Clavier Companion arrived today, and there is a most thoughtful, insightful and interesting [Linked Image]Letter to the Editor concerning Yuja Wang and her pedagogy. Subscribers, what do you think?


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#1974828 - 10/17/12 06:39 PM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Mine hasn't arrived yet frown. It probably takes longer to get waaaay up north to us Canadians!

#1974853 - 10/17/12 07:44 PM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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I saw that and thought, "Hey, I know him!" smile


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#1974987 - 10/18/12 01:42 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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John, don't be such a tease. Give us some idea of the letter's content. Lady Chen and I might be reading this issue after New Year's.

#1975001 - 10/18/12 02:33 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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And what about us poor non-subscriber parent types whose interest you have now greatly piqued? Do we need to become subscribers??

#1975090 - 10/18/12 08:24 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: newinstru?]  
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And what about us poor non-subscriber parent types whose interest you have now greatly piqued? Do we need to become subscribers??

It would help them greatly if students and parents subscribed! And that would help your teacher have a better teaching resource, and ultimately benefit your student.


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#1975093 - 10/18/12 08:34 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: Peter K. Mose]  
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Originally Posted by Peter K. Mose
John, don't be such a tease. Give us some idea of the letter's content. Lady Chen and I might be reading this issue after New Year's.

Peter, I sincerely hope you don't have to wait that long! The previous issue had an article on Yuja Wang, but addressed almost nothing about the pedagogy involved teaching such a gifted student. I raised that question, and actually, received a very nice and thoughtful reply from editor Pete Jutras. I wish I could share his response here, but suspect that would violate implied confidentiality of correspondence.

Probably the years of dealing with pedagogy issues here on PW helped me realize that our professional journals might also focus a bit sharper on pedagogy issues!


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#1975119 - 10/18/12 10:22 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Bravo for your letter, John. Clavier Companion fashions itself as a pedagogy publication above all, so I'm pleased they included your thoughts and insights on the teaching of a prodigy.

#1975425 - 10/18/12 09:00 PM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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I haven't gotten mine yet. Now I'm really anticipating it. smile


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#1975536 - 10/19/12 06:11 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: newinstru?]  
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Originally Posted by newinstru?
And what about us poor non-subscriber parent types whose interest you have now greatly piqued? Do we need to become subscribers??


Actually I think you can read a few pages free as a guest, before they ask you to subscribe.


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#1975553 - 10/19/12 06:51 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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You can read a few pages, but just a few before it cuts you off. Do subscribe. It's worth it.


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#1975956 - 10/19/12 07:52 PM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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Well, right after I said I didn't get it...I got it in the mail. I noticed the same exact thing while reading that article. In agreement with you.


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#1975979 - 10/19/12 09:04 PM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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You posed some great questions in your letter, John. I hope the magazine listens!


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#1977930 - 10/24/12 08:26 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: John v.d.Brook]  
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John, the postman rang once yesterday, and delivered your letter. It's very fine, raising important piano teaching issues both firmly and gently. It would indeed be interesting to learn far more about Yuja Wang's early piano work and family involvement, since these are issues we deal with as teachers every day.




#1977963 - 10/24/12 09:49 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: Peter K. Mose]  
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Thanks, Peter. Yes, obviously this bothered me enough to compose a letter. And the editor, Pete Jutras, responded very positively. I hope it translates into a more useable journal for us teachers.

On the pages of PW, day in and day out, these issues are raised, making PW one of the, if not the, premier pedagogy forum of our time. Print publications need to pay attention or continue to lose readership. Personally, I love the print format as it's tangible, in the hands (and not battery operated!). It has the luxury of time to explore issues in depth. Electronic media, like PW, has the ability to answer teacher's questions quickly, and with significant participation, can insure the questioner doesn't get blind sided with a one approach fits all answer.


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#1977971 - 10/24/12 10:27 AM Re: Letters to the Editor [Re: Peter K. Mose]  
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Originally Posted by Peter K. Mose
John, the postman rang once yesterday



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Ha Ha! Proof that the postman doesn't always ring twice.


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