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The most recent issues of these journals (generally, the last 6-12 months) can be found in the Current Periodicals section of Meyer Library.
Call Number: ML1 .J9
Junior Keynotes is a pedagogical magazine for teachers, students, and parents. It is published three times per year by the National Federation of Music Clubs, and includes festival information as well as performance techniques and instructional aids.
Piano Guild Notes
Call Number: ML1 .P53x
Published quarterly, this serves as the official journal of the American College of Musicians and its "teacher" division, the National Guild of Piano Teachers (membership includes over 10,000 piano teachers throughout the United States).
Clavier's Piano Explorer
Call Number: ML3930 .A2 C49
Published 10 times per year (Instrumentalist Co.). Contains short music history articles, music theory games, technique exercises, and practice tips -- all geared toward young piano students. Each issue includes one or two original compositions submitted by students from around the country.
Introduction to the Course Guide
Although this is by no means an exhaustive list of piano pedagogy resources, it is our hope that this page introduces users to the range of materials that are available through the Music Library at Missouri State University. If you have a specific research topic that you'd like to explore, you can arrange a one-on-one consultation with a member of our library staff by emailing us at: Music&Media@missouristate.edu.
Older Publications (1930s - 1980s)
The following list is a sampling of materials that may be helpful to students interested in exploring trends and developments in pedagogical approaches. The titles are listed in order of publication, from earliest to most recent.