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  • Summer 2019 - The Piano Magazine

    Summer 2019 - The Piano Magazine

    The Summer issue of The Piano Magazine features an exclusive interview with Jane Magrath and E.L. Lancaster, plus a preview of NCKP 2019. Read More
  • Register for NCKP 2019

    Register for NCKP 2019

    There is still time to register for the 2019 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, July 24-27, 2019. This conference represents the 20-year anniversary of NCKP and will take place in Lombard, Illinois. Read More
  • NCKP Banquet Tickets Available

    NCKP Banquet Tickets Available

    Dr. E.L. Lancaster and Dr. Jane Magrath will be presented Lifetime Achievement awards at the 20th Anniversary NCKP Banquet on Friday, July 26, 2019 as part of NCKP 2019 at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois. We welcome all to attend and celebrate Dr. Lancaster and Dr. Magrath. Tickets can Read More
  • Piano Teach Learn Facebook Group

    Piano Teach Learn Facebook Group

    A benefit for Clavier Companion subscribers, The Frances Clark Center invites you to join a new teacher education initiative: the Piano Teach Learn Facebook group. Piano Teach Learn will promote educational and musical excellence while building a strong, dynamic teaching community. Read More
  • Publications


    We offer publications by leaders in the field that will be of great interest to any piano teacher. They are frequently used both in collegiate pedagogy courses and by independent teachers. Recent additions include "The Success Factor in Piano Teaching" by Elvina Pearce. Read More
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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.

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