Quaile, Elizabeth

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Quaile, Elizabeth

Quaile, Elizabeth , Irish-American piano pedagogue; b. Omagh, Jan. 20, 1874; d. South Kent, Conn., June 30, 1951. She went to N.Y. and studied with Franklin Robinson, then devoted herself to teaching. From 1916 to 1919 she was head of the piano dept. of the David Mannes School; then went to Paris, where she studied piano with Harold Bauer. Returning to N.Y. in 1921, she founded, with Angela Diller, the Diller-Quaile School of Music. She publ. a number of highly successful piano teaching methods, some written by her alone (First Book of Technical Exercises, A Pre-Czerny Book, etc.), and some in collaboration with Diller. The books proved to be standard guides for piano students for many years.

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