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MUSE 430. Elementary and Class Piano Pedagogy

Credits: 2
Department: Music
Description: Basic problems, techniques and materials relevant to teaching elementary piano in the private studio and class piano settings. Professional responsibilities of piano teachers and business aspects of managing a private piano studio.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze pedagogical techniques and materials appropriate for the elementary piano student.
2. Apply solutions to the following: teaching piano technique, teaching musicianship, choosing progressive materials appropriate to the individual student.
3. Develop strategies to use group lessons for functional piano, elementary music theory and ensemble playing.
4. Examine various approaches to beginning and managing a studio business.
5. Develop tactics for managing parental, community and professional relationships.

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