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Piano Pedagogy 1
PIANO PEDAG 1
CLASS CODE: MUSIC 265A CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: MUSIC
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching, especially in the instruction of teaching methods. Instruction emphasizes practical teaching experience in both private and group situations. Students will teach average-age beginning students for ten weeks. The course is designed primarily for majors. However, any student meeting the course prerequisite is welcome. Grades are prorated accordingly.
DESCRIPTION: Pedagogy is the art or science of teaching, especially in the instruction of teaching methods. Instruction emphasizes practical teaching experience in both private and group situations. Students will teach average-age beginning students for ten weeks. The course is designed primarily for majors. However, any student meeting the course prerequisite is welcome. Grades are prorated accordingly.
TOPICS: In preparation for practicum teaching students will attend lectures on topics which will include piano systems/methods, business practices and basic principles of music education
OBJECTIVES: The prospective piano teacher will acquire skills and experiences which will enhance teaching effectiveness. While reading about teaching can be useful, there is no substitute for actual teaching experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Attend all class periods, complete assignments and examinations as scheduled.
PREREQUISITES: Since it is difficult to teach anything which one has not personally mastered, class members must have advanced standing as a pianist. Concurrent enrollment in applied piano is strongly encouraged. The course is open to non-majors with an interest in teaching in the home.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003