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Music: Keys for Piano Teachers Program AGS Degree

Keys for Piano Teachers is designed for current piano teachers or those interested in entering the profession. The program introduces pianists to teaching materials and techniques and provides opportunities to improve their keyboard techniques for piano instruction.  In addition, students are given opportunities to observe children enrolled in group classes on campus. The program provides the opportunity to enroll in a variety of electives such as Music History, Music Technology and non-music courses.

In order to enter Keys for Piano Teachers, each applicant must audition to demonstrate an appropriate level of musicianship. MUSIC 121 Class Piano 1 and MUSIC 104 Basic Materials in Music Theory may help to develop the skills necessary to successfully pass the audition. Contact the Music department for further information.

Any student wishing to pursue an associate degree can apply all 16 credits from the Keys for Piano Teachers Skills Certificate toward an Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree. Depending on the desired career path, discuss other options for an associate degree with an academic advisor.

Applied Music has an added fee.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AGS.00042
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 16

First Year - Winter Semester

  • English Communication - Select first within a set of General Education English Communication courses* - Credits: 3
  • Mathematics - Select General Education Mathematics course* - Credits: 3
  • Science - Select General Education Science course* - Credits: 4
  • Electives - Select courses supportive of occupational and academic goals - Credits: 6

Total Credits: 16

Second Year - Fall Semester

  • English Communication - Select second within a set of General Education English Communication courses* - Credits: 3
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course* - Credits: 3
  • Electives - Select courses supportive of occupational and academic goals - Credits: 8

Total Credits: 14

Second Year - Winter Semester

  • Science - Select General Education Science course* - Credits: 3
  • Social Science - Select General Education Social Science course* - Credits: 3
  • Electives - Select courses supportive of occupational and academic goals - Credits: 8

Total Credits: 14

Electives

Program Total 60 Credits

*Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.
**Requires audition.

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.