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

Fall-Term I: October-December 2019 (Registration Deadline: September 30, 2019)

Register online here.


Pedagogy Course
Beginning with Purpose: Piano Study at the Early-Elementary Level

October 2-December 11, 2019

Teaching elementary piano students is an enormous opportunity and responsibility. This course will include five two-hour pedagogy forums designed to provide the necessary tools for success at this critical stage of piano study. The course will include lectures, reflection discussions on teaching, independent reading, observation of videotaped teaching, special projects, and webinars. Participants will receive copies of The Success Factor in Piano Teaching (Elvina Pearce; Craig Sale, ed.), A Piano Teacher’s Legacy (Richard Chronister; Ed Darling, ed.) and Questions and Answers (Frances Clark). Click to view course syllabus.

Pre-College Literature
Levels 3–5: Analysis, Teaching Practices, and Performance

October 9–December 18, 2019

This experiential, interactive and practical course will include five two-hour pedagogy intensives focusing on the rich canon of piano repertoire composed for intermediate students, levels 3 – 5. In addition to lectures and demonstrations, participants will practice assigned intermediate repertoire and learn from the instructors and one another through periodic informal masterclasses. Click to view course syllabus.


Winter-Term II: January 9-March 5, 2020 (Registration February December 1-28, 2019)

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


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

Two Pedagogy Courses: $475.00

One Pedagogy Course with Applied Teaching Practicum: $475.00

Two Pedagogy Courses with Applied Teaching Practicum: $725.00

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