"Through it all and behind every phrase, the author's enthusiasm for life and abiding belief in the rejuvenating power of art make these disparate topics cohere in a way that ultimately uplifts the reader, especially if that reader is a (frequently demoralized yet idealistic) piano teacher."--American Music Teacher
"Inspiring and challenging...this important book is compelling reading for students, pianists, and teachers at all stages of development. Highly recommended."--EPTA Piano Journal
"Gordon's extensive personal experience as performer, teacher, educator and writer over 30 years or so is clearly shown....Offer[s] the reader...a refreshingly honest, lucidly written and down-to-earth look at the real art of teaching the piano. I urge all those involved in the game (at whatever level) to read it."--Classical Piano
"Excellent recommended reading..."--Hal Mark McDonald, Professor of Music, Three Rivers Community College
"...an immensely readable and practical book written by a perceptive and honest teacher and musician with a realistic outlook....this is a straightforward, no-nonsense book reflecting considerable knowledge and experience, and offering a fair degree of motivation and challenge to the reader. It makes a welcome addition not only for the experienced teacher who may be interested to see in print various thoughts, problems and solutions already met, but also for younger teachers and students."--RNCM Magazine
About the Author
Stewart Gordon is Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California.