Most influential piano educators - Historical and modern

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Postby Dr. John Zeigler - PEP Ed » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:00 am

Although all teachers are influential on their students to some degree or another, some piano educators influence a much wider range of people through their writings, master classes, teaching materials and appearances. Historically, Liszt, Czerny, Hanon and many other other pianists have had a disproportionate impact on students and fellow educators. Currently, one might cite Dr. Robert Pace, Seymour Bernstein, and Randall Faber, because they have authored popular method materials, as being influential. Of course, one could list many more in any time period. What piano educators/pianists do you think have been most influential over the greatest number of people over the time since the piano was invented? Why have they been influential?
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Postby Tranquillo » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:54 pm

There have been a few come to think of it. I think Chopin, Bach's son C.P Bach, Bach himself (J.S Bach), Mozart, Hanon and Czerny are just a few that where real influential to piano.

Bach wrote many pieces tailored to his students to cater to the problems that he found his students had. So did Mozart, most of his sonatas where written for educational purposes. Hanon and Czerny are famous for devising technical excercises. ... Just my thought for the day ...
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