Music - MUSIC 277
Piano Teaching Techniques and Materials 3 (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.
This course explores the relationship between childhood development, late intermediate, and early advanced piano study. The content and structure of an intermediate to advance piano student's preparation will be examined. This is the third course in the series and emphasizes techniques and methods for teaching the intermediate and early advanced piano student, including the following topics: advanced methods and materials, repertoire, supplemental materials and functional skills, and knowledge of professional organizations.
(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)
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 late intermediate and early advanced piano materials.
- Explain appropriate musicianship skills for the late intermediate and early advanced piano student.
- Integrate appropriate musicianship skills into a late intermediate and early advanced student's piano lesson program.
- Explain how to prepare late intermediate and early advanced piano students for recitals.
- Evaluate the Michigan Music Teacher Association (MMTA) and national certification opportunities.
- Explain how to prepare late intermediate and early advanced students for state and national testing programs.
- Evaluate late intermediate and early 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.
- Develop a personal professional plan for operating a private teaching studio.
- Interpret the major historical periods in music history and their characteristic styles.
- Expand an established teaching philosophy.
Currently no sections of this class are being offered.