Chopin's Pedagogy: A Practical Approach

David Korevaar



Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger. Chopin: pianist and teacher as seen by his pupils. Translated by Naomi Shohet with Krysia Osostowicz and Roy Howat. Edited by Roy Howat. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1986.


Chopin Early Editions accessed March 10, 2010.


Carl Mikuli. "Chopin as Pianist and Teacher." Excerpt from the forward to his edition of ChopinÕs works for F. Kistner, 1879. accessed March 10, 2010.


Joao Paulo Casaroti. "Chopin the Teacher." accessed March 10, 2010.

David Korevaar. "Chopin's Pedagogy: A Practical Approach." Presentation for MTNA Pedagogy Saturday, Albuquerque 2010.


Historical recordings of grand-pupils of Chopin available on YouTube:


Moritz Rosenthal (1862-1946) (Pupil of Mikuli from age of 10, later worked with Joseffy and Liszt)

Etude op. 10, no. 5

Nocturne in D-flat op. 27, no. 2

Waltz in C-sharp minor, op. 64, no. 2

Mazurka, op. 33, no. 2

Mazurka op. 24, no. 4

B-minor Sonata

Nocturne in E-flat, op. 9, no. 2


Raoul Pugno (1852-1914) (Pupil of Mathias)

Chopin Impromptu in A-flat major

Chopin Berceuse

Chopin Funeral March

Chopin Nocturne op. 15, no. 2


Raoul Koczalski (1884-1948) (Pupil of Mikuli)

Nocturne op. 9, no. 2

3 Ecossaises

Trois Nouvelles Etudes

Prelude in D minor

Ballade No. 1

Ballade No. 3

Waltz op. 18 and op. 34, no. 2