In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Norman Krieger, a Professor of Keyboard Studies at USC’s Thornton School, shares his thoughts on learning and playing music in today’s musical environment. He discusses what he feels to be the responsibilities of a teacher to their students, the role of mentors to a career in music, what students and novice musicians should emphasize in their practice to maximize the value of their practice time, and offers tips on building your musicality, as well as on to approach the modern piano as an instrument capable of capturing the sounds of four centuries of piano repertoire.