Musical Training Research

Musical Training Research

USF faculty are putting the old joke about “practice, practice, practice” being the best way to get to Carnegie Hall to the test. A teacher from the School of Music is teaming with a pair of Department of Communication Sciences researchers to look at what piano training can teach us about how we learn. We’ll have more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

Musical Training Research

It sounds like an infomercial pitch: “learn to play piano in two weeks!”—but it’s actually a project developed by USF’s School of Music and the Department of Communication Sciences. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how researchers are studying young and old piano students to find out more about the nature of how we learn.

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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mschreiner@wusf.org
University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."


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