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Welcome to the eNovativePiano Blog!

Welcome to the eNovativePiano Blog! If you are are already teaching or learning with eNovativePiano's multimedia resources and lessons, we hope to inspire you with new ways to use our materials. If you are unfamiliar with eNP, we hope that you will enjoy learning about the benefits of an online curriculum. We'll be posting on a variety of topics about teaching and learning and will [...]

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eNovativePiano Receives National Award

eNovativePiano has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 MTNA-Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award by members of the Frances Clark Center Board of Directors and ratified by the MTNA Board of Directors. This annual award was established in 2001 through a bequest to MTNA by the renowned pedagogue, Frances Clark. It is given to a person or company who has made significant contributions to [...]

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Developing Keyboard Sense

Keyboard sense is the ability that allows pianists to know where they are at all times on the keyboard. This is called proprioception and is a kind of “sixth sense” in which our brain is aware of our body’s position in space. Being able to close your eyes and touch your nose is an example of this. At the piano, proprioception is necessary for precise [...]

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eNovativePiano Creator to be Featured Performer at National Conference

The Nyaho/Garcia Piano Duo will be featured at the Music Teachers National Association 2021 Virtual Conference in March. The Duo consists of Seattle based pianist, William Chapman Nyaho, and eNovativePiano co-creator, Susanna Garcia. Performing throughout the United States, Europe and Africa, their synergistic duo has been described as possessing “one head, one heart, but four hands.” The concert will be streamed to conference participants on [...]

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eNovativePiano Free Webinar

Learn about key features of eNovativePiano, technology requirements, integration with your existing curriculum, pricing, and preview how the site works. Q&A included! Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3 PM CST – 3:30 PM CST Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 AM CST – 10:30 AM CST   Pre-Registration Required

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Balancing Your Curriculum: The “Lesson Summary” – What is it and why should I use it?

As teachers, creating a curriculum for your students is one of the most important tasks that we engage in. An effective curriculum should reflect your philosophy, goals, objectives, and of course, the needs of your students. When you customize a curriculum in your eNovativePiano Workbook you will be choosing the lessons and learning resources that meet your instructional needs. Each Workbook that you create [...]

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eNovativePiano Author Honored by MTNA

Dr. Chan Kiat Lim Named a Foundation Fellow by the Music Teachers National Association. Chan Kiat Lim, NCTM, of Lafayette was honored by Music Teachers National Association as an MTNA Foundation Fellow during the 2020 MTNA Virtual Conference. Read the Story.

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Lesson Planning and Curriculum

A Sequenced Curriculum A sequenced curriculum is essential to student learning. A well designed curriculum allows students to develop foundational skills and provides them with multiple opportunities to use these skills in creative ways. Our curriculum is built on a drill-application paring. The drills, which include six core elements, provide foundational tools, which are then followed by practical applications such as repertoire, harmonization, improvisation, [...]

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Susanna Garcia

Susanna Garcia has been teaching piano for over 40 years to students of every age and level. She has been an independent music teacher as well as a college professor and has taught in both the group and private lesson formats. Continue reading about Susanna Garcia…

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Chan Kiat Lim

Chan Kiat Lim is active both as a private and group instructor. Grounded in the curriculum of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), London and eventually receiving his conservatory training in the USA, Lim’s particular expertise and teaching approach is the fusion of these diverse musical worlds. Continue reading about Chan Kiat Lim…

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