The Piano Teacher Advanced Certificate program is designed for pianists to advance their professional careers as private piano teachers. The curriculum is structured to provide advanced instruction in piano teaching materials and techniques as well as music theory and history. In addition, students are given numerous opportunities to observe and teach children enrolled in group piano classes on campus. (Two supervised teaching sessions of children are required.)
The program is aligned with intermediate and advanced requirements provided in Michigan’s Student Achievement Testing and the Royal Conservatory programs. Successful completion of the Piano Teachers Certificate is required for admission to the Advanced Certificate program. Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements, and upon recommendation of the music faculty, qualify for a certificate of program completion.
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 # 1YC.00246
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