Applied Pedagogy: Piano

Course Number: 328*/3.0 1P, 2L (Course Code Explanation)

Open To: B.Mus. and B.Mus./B.Ed. students, non-B.Mus. students

Area(s): Music Education, Applied Music

Instructor(s): Dr. Adrienne Shannon

Term(s): A, B

Day(s) and Time(s): W: 2.30-4.00

Room: HLH 213

Calendar Description

The practical study of teaching techniques of standard musical repertoire (solo, chamber, orchestral, operatic, etc.) of a particular instrument. The course requires student performances of representative musical works. The instruments studies will rotate from year to year as resources permit.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s) / Exclusion(s)

  • PREREQUISITES: One of MUSC 120, MUSC 121, or MUSC 124 and permission of the School.

Additional Information

This course will cover the practical and theoretical aspects of teaching private piano lessons from the beginner level to middle intermediate. The teaching of repertoire, technique, and musicianship will be covered in depth along with some exploration of basic psychology, studio management, and professional development. Assessment will be through written and practical assignments including lesson observations, micro-teaching and presentations of repertoire. This course is designed for pianists playing at least at a RCME Grade Nine level.