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The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy is a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey.

The work of the Center is based on the philosophy of music educator Frances Clark (1905-1998) whose life work revolutionized the field of music education in the twentieth century.

Dr. Clark believed passionately in the transformative power of music making in the life of every person - not just the young, not just the gifted, not just the privileged. What set Frances Clark apart from her predecessors, however, was her recognition that the quality of musical experience is directly related to the quality of the music teaching-learning experience. Thus she placed singular importance on the preparation of teachers.

"There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it." — Frances Clark

The Center advances its goals and serves local, national, and international audiences through: The New School for Music Study, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, The Piano Magazine, the Piano Pedagogy Forum, and several print publications.