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Course Description

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Music - MUSIC 257

Piano Teaching Techniques and Materials 2

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course explores the relationship between development and intermediate piano study. The content and structure of an intermediate piano student's preparation will be examined. This is the second course in a series and emphasizes techniques and methods for the intermediate piano student, including the following topics: intermediate methods and materials, repertoire, supplemental and functional skills and the knowledge of professional organizations. This course requires all students must meet the requirements of a criminal background check.


(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 intermediate piano study.
  • Identify appropriate intermediate piano materials for individual students.
  • Demonstrate appropriate sequencing of intermediate piano materials.
  • Explain appropriate musicianship skills for the intermediate piano student.
  • Integrate appropriate musicianship skills into an intermediate student's piano lesson program.
  • Explain how to prepare intermediate piano students for recitals.
  • Explain the Michigan Music Teacher Association (MMTA) and national certification opportunities.
  • Explain how to prepare intermediate piano students for state and national testing programs.
  • Evaluate intermediate piano students' performance skills at these grade levels at major music festivals in the local area.
  • Explore appropriate pedagogical texts and reference books for a professional library.
  • Critique a personal professional plan for operating a private teaching studio developed in Music 247.
  • Explain the major historical periods in music history and their characteristic styles.
  • Modify an established teaching philosophy.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday