4543 Route 27 

Kingston, NJ 08528



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The New School for Music Study is a division of The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a non-profit 501 c(3) institution.  



The pedagogy courses serve piano teachers and pianists residing in the tri-state area. Modeled on the legacy programs of The New School for Music Study, each course includes 5 sessions designed to give a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of piano teaching and learning, as well as special topics and guest appearances by master pedagogues through the FCC Residency Program.

2019-2020 Course Offerings

Winter Term: January 8 through March 13, 2020

Register online by January 6, 2020.


Pedagogy Course
Charting the Course: Excellence in Elementary Teaching and Beyond 

January 8 through March 13, 2020


Building upon the foundation of “Beginning with Purpose” (Fall Term), this course will include five two-hour pedagogy forums designed to increase effectiveness in all areas of piano teaching from the elementary to late-elementary levels. The course will include lectures, reflection discussions on teaching, independent reading, observation of videotaped teaching, special projects, and webinars. On alternate weeks, Pedagogy Course with Practicum participants are invited to observe New School group and private lessons, as arranged with the Educational Director.

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Wednesdays, 10:00AM -12:00PM


The New School for Music Study

4543 Rt. 27, Kingston, NJ 08528


Each term includes 5 course sessions of 2 hours each.


One Pedagogy Course Only: $250.00

One Pedagogy Course with Applied Teaching Practicum: $475.00


Two Pedagogy Courses: $475.00

Two Pedagogy Courses with Applied Teaching Practicum: $725.00

Spring Term: April 1- May 29, 2020 (Registration March 1-31, 2020)

Register online here.

"The New School for Music Study’s courses in piano pedagogy are wonderfully inspiring. Ms. Glennon combines the psychological, the musical, and the practical to create a complete picture of effective piano education in the beginning years of study."

- Jason Gallagher

"Sessions are filled with creative ideas, new techniques and fine guest presenters, and we left each class inspired and ready to try something new with our own students. Having an inter-generational cohort of teachers participating, some from afar (Ohio via FaceTime!) was just great."


- Lisa Gonzalez

"I would recommend this course to any teacher... The result was that my students
learned more this year with greater comprehension of concepts and were able
to perform with confidence on the various student recitals I held throughout the year."


- Rick Seifert