Piano Teaching Techniques and Materials 3 (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course is designed for teachers enrolled in the Piano Teaching Certificate Program. It is the third course in a series and emphasizes techniques and methods for teaching the late intermediate and early advanced piano student.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain childhood development as it relates to late intermediate and early advanced piano study.
  • Identify appropriate late intermediate and early advanced piano materials for individual students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate sequencing of ate intermediate and early advanced piano materials.
  • Explain appropriate musicianship skills for the fifth and sixth years of study.
  • Integrate appropriate musicianship skills into a student's piano lesson program.
  • Explain how to prepare students for recitals.
  • Explain the Michigan Music Teacher Association (MMTA) and national certification opportunities.
  • Explain how to prepare students for state and national testing programs.
  • Evaluate advanced students' performance skills at these grade levels at major music festivals in the local area.
  • Identify appropriate pedagogical texts and reference books for a professional library.
  • Expand the personal professional plan for operating a private teaching studio developed in Music 257.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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