A portrait of contemporary U.S. teachers of piano : a musical journey /

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Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books,, United States, p.xii, 281 pages ; (2020)

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Instruction and study, Piano, Piano teachers, United States.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-268) and index.Popular literature and historical memoirs: images of the piano teacher -- Pedagogical treatises: perspectives on piano teaching and the piano teacher -- Situating the study of the piano teacher within a social science context -- The extant literature: what is known and not known about the contemporary piano teacher -- This study -- The early years: developing an interest in music and the piano -- Deciding to become a piano teacher: confluence of factors and process -- Becoming a piano teacher: developing an approach--eclectic and pragmatic -- Being a piano teacher: professional life and qualities -- Being a piano teacher: in practice."Drawing on historical and social science literatures and interviews with current piano teachers, the book explores the contemporary U.S. piano teacher through a social science lens"--