MVK3631: Elementary Piano Pedagogy 3

Description: This course includes a basic study of concepts necessary for successful private teaching at the elementary level and the principles of learning as applied to piano teaching. Various techniques for teaching pre-schoolers, older pre-college level students and adult beginning students will be examined and critiqued. Current method books with a variety of reading approaches will be considered. The emphasis will be on the specifics of teaching rhythm, note reading, keyboard technique, and the common problems associated with students in the first two years of study. This course may incorporate observing and/or assisting in the instruction of elementary piano lessons.