Course Description for Advanced Piano Pedagogy
Advanced Piano Pedagogy
Prerequisite: MVK 3631 or MVK 4603
Description: This course is designed to prepare future piano teachers to instruct advanced-level pre-college students. The primary focus will be on teaching methods, materials and concepts for the advanced student. Instructional focus will be on scales, arpeggios and technical etudes necessary to develop and maintain keyboard facility and the practice techniques employed to tackle advanced-level literature. The characteristics of Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary styles relating to standard piano literature will be studied, as well as the major composers of solo, ensemble and concerto piano literature. This course may incorporate observing and/or assisting in the instruction of advanced-level piano lessons.