First of all, I would like to extend a special thanks to Jean Barr's Pedagogy of Accompanying class at the Eastman School (as well as several of her other students and GA's) for being such a wonderful and engaging audience yesterday at my guest lecture, as well as for asking such intelligent and frank questions. You can view some of the content and websites I talked about at a Netvibes page with many of the resource links I mentioned in the lecture.
Next, I would like to welcome Helen Hou, a graduate student in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music at the Eastman School. In addition to being a brilliant pianist and collaborator, Helen also has an extensive background in computer science and web design, and will be implementing some changes both small and large that will improve everyone's experience in locating exactly what they need from an ever-growing body of articles and listings (888 and counting).
And now for some very important questions for the long-term development of the Collaborative Piano Blog, and ones that all of you are welcome to respond to in the comments below:
1. What do you need to get from this blog that you aren't getting now?
2. What do you need in the blog's layout to better access current and past content?
3. In what direction would you like to see the Collaborative Piano Blog heading?
Please feel free to leave your comments below. Your frankness is appreciated!