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Piano Pedagogy

At SIUE, undergraduate and graduate students who enroll in piano pedagogy coursework receive an in-depth study of not only methods and materials of teaching, but also learn topics relevant to teaching: learning styles and modalities in addition to learning stages of children and adults. The coursework is intensive and rigorous to prepare the aspiring teacher to teach piano students of various ages and abilities.

The music department has a preparatory piano program, Keyboard Development Program, which allows the pedagogy student to gain valuable teaching experience while enrolled in the pedagogy courses. Under the supervision of Dr. Chin, a piano pedagogy specialist, the pedagogy student will be required to teach a pre-college student. He/She will be provided with written and/or verbal feedback to improve the teaching skills.

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy

The Department of Music at SIUE also offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in piano pedagogy. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy is designed for piano teachers who wish to advance their skills in performance, pedagogy, literature, and theory. Students who complete the certificate may apply the coursework (except MUS 440 and 500A) toward a master’s in Piano Performance if accepted into that program.

One of the strongest highlights of this course is the training that the student receives in teaching Class Piano. Graduates of this program are successful college instructors in class piano, a coursework that prepares all undergraduate music students to function adequately at the piano. For more information, please contact Dr. Huei Li Chin at hchin@siue.edu or 618-650-2089.




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POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN PIANO PEDAGOGY

The Department of Music offers a post-baccalaureate certificate in piano pedagogy. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Piano Pedagogy is designed for piano teachers who wish to advance their skills in performance, pedagogy, literature, and theory. Students who complete the certificate may apply the coursework (except MUS 440 and 500A) toward a master’s in Piano Performance if accepted into that program.

ADMISSION

An applicant for admission to the certificate program is expected to have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in music and at least a 2.5 (A=4.0) overall grade point average in undergraduate work and must complete a successful audition for applied piano placement.

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (18-20 hours):

Required Courses (16 hours)

_____ MUS 561A (3) Piano Pedagogy

_____ MUS 561B (3) Piano Pedagogy

_____ MUS 553C (2) Seminar in Materials and Techniques: Class Piano

_____ MUS 440K or 540K (4) Applied Piano

_____ MUS 513A (2) Piano Literature

_____ MUS 513B (2) Piano Literature

Electives (Select 2-4 hours)

_____ MUS 442 (3) Counterpoint

_____ MUS 530 (2) Applied Theory Ear Training

_____ MUS 500A (2) Graduate Music Theory Review

_____ MUS 440K or 540K (2) Applied Piano

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

The student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and complete the course requirements within four (4) calendar years.

For more information about the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program, please contact:

Dr. Huei Li Chin

Professor of Music

Department of Music

(618) 650-2089 hchin@siue.edu



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