Take a Bow: The Ingrid Clarfield Story
This is the extraordinary life story of Ingrid Clarfield, a respected piano professor who suffered a severe stroke at age 60 that paralyzed the left side of her body. “Take a Bow” inspires with its insight into Ingrid’s journey from physical adversity and emotional struggle to victory of the human spirit and witnesses the sheer determination to become a champion in the end.
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author is Professor of Piano and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. She has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes in more than 150 cities in forty states across North America, including many presentations at state and national conferences of The Music Teachers National Association. She has presented numerous master classes and pedagogy sessions at the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy, the TCU/Van Cliburn Institute, the National Piano Teachers Institute, the Music Teachers Association of California, World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Calgary Arts Summer School in Alberta, Canada. She has directed Westminster Choir College's Piano Week for High School Students since 1984.
Ms. Clarfield has authored many collections for Alfred Publishing Company including Keys to Stylistic Mastery, Keys to Artistic Performance (co-authored with Dennis Alexander), Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality, From Mystery to Mastery, and Classics for the Developing Pianist (co-authored with Phyllis Lehrer).
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College where she studied with John Perry. She also holds a Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.
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