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Chris Foley
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Pianist, Teacher, Royal Conservatory faculty, member of Tapestry New Opera Studio Company, and author of the Collaborative Piano Blog.
Pianist, Teacher, Royal Conservatory faculty, member of Tapestry New Opera Studio Company, and author of the Collaborative Piano Blog.

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A Dissertation on The Art of Accompanying Classical Ballet Technique Classes
A huge resource for those interested in accompanying classical ballet: Yee Sik Wong's University of Iowa 2011 dissertation on the art of accompanying classical ballet technique classes . There's a huge amount of info here on pre-existing literature, schools...
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Happening This Weekend
Two must-see events in Canada this weekend... On September 13-16, Tapestry Opera presents Tapestry Briefs: Tasting Shorts , an evening of 10 world premiere mini-operas paired with food and drink. Featured singers are Teiya Kasahara, Stephanie Tritchew, Keit...
Happening This Weekend
Happening This Weekend
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The Worst Advice
Wise words from emilyplayscello : if you're in a position of power and giving advice to younger musicians, you can tell them about the challenges of a life in music without straight-up discouraging them from entering it. Emily's video: Another point that Em...
The Worst Advice
The Worst Advice
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Your Teaching Website Needs Online Registration
Here are two different scenarios playing out with parents trying to find a new teacher for their child's music lessons. A parent is looking for a new piano teacher and all they have to go by is a phone number so they'll enter it on a list on their phone and...
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Sparks & Wiry Cries Launch Their 7th Season
Sparks & Wiry Cries is an organization that promotes the advancement and preservation of art song. Led by Martha Guth and Erika Switzer, they are entering their seventh season and this year's events feature songSLAM events in Ann Arbor, Minneapolis, Toronto...
Sparks & Wiry Cries Launch Their 7th Season
Sparks & Wiry Cries Launch Their 7th Season
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4 Choices for Building Studio Websites
In my last article I looked at  why you need a website for your teaching studio . Building a website can be daunting, and in today's article I've chosen four services that make the process relatively simple to learn once you take the initiative to start. Th...
4 Choices for Building Studio Websites
4 Choices for Building Studio Websites
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George Li at NPR's Tiny Desk
Tchaikovsky Competition silver medallist George Li plays fabulously in this NPR Tiny Desk concert, but the other hero of this concert is the studio's Yamaha U1, miked astonishingly well. I love the eclectic clutter of that performing space and heartily supp...
George Li at NPR's Tiny Desk
George Li at NPR's Tiny Desk
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You Need a Website for Your Teaching Studio. Here's Why.
A few years ago I was interviewing a new student and her mom and the interview was going quite well. Towards the end of the meeting I asked if there was anything else they needed to know about my musical activities. The mom replied "No. I've read up everyth...
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Degree Programs: Sallie Pollack on the University of Central Oklahoma's Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
A big thanks goes to Sallie Pollack, Piano Division Head at the University of Central Oklahoma, for today's guest post! ----- The University of Central Oklahoma is the only university in Oklahoma that offers a MM in Collaborative Piano. UCO is located in th...
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The Royal College's Piano Accompaniment Programs Have Been Renamed as Collaborative Piano Programs
Starting this summer, the Royal College of Music's Piano Accompaniment Programs will be renamed as collaborative piano, the first program in Britain to use this term for a graduate program. The change to the collaborative piano nomenclature is already up on...
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