ABSTRACT

The idea for this book emerges from my work in piano pedagogy as a researcher, professor and dissertation supervisor. However, the strongest motivation for producing this guide, and the clearest influence on its content, came from my position as director of the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory, a state-of-the-art research facility at the University of Ottawa. 1 With this facility, I have gathered together researchers from many different fields and students from various parts of the world, all of whom share an interest in developing our understanding of piano learning and piano teaching. It became obvious very early on that we were lacking a major tool to facilitate access to resources for conducting multidisciplinary projects. A research and information guide in piano pedagogy seemed essential for the growth and development of this field of research.