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FIPD 111 – Piano Pedagogy and Fieldwork 1 (2)

An exploration of teaching philosophies, techniques, and resources appropriate for successfully teaching the beginning and elementary level piano student. (2 credit hours)

FIPD 211 – Piano Pedagogy and Fieldwork 2 (2)

An exploration of teaching philosophies, techniques, and resources appropriate for successfully teaching the intermediate level piano student. (2 credit hours)

FIPD 221 – Keyboard Literature (2)

A survey of standard Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionistic, and Modern solo keyboard pieces with a strong emphasis on understanding and applying performance practices of the various musical periods. Prerequisite: FIPD 211. (2 credit hours). Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

FIPD 350 – Piano Pedagogy and Fieldwork 3 (2)

An exploration of teaching philosophies, techniques, and resources appropriate for successfully teaching the advanced level piano student. Prerequisite: FIPD 211. (2 credit hours)

FIPD 200 Music Pedagogy Seminar (0)

A weekly class for applying pedagogical strategies, analyzing pedagogical philosophies, learning about new pedagogical resources, and collaborating with professionals in the field (0 credits).

FIPP 215 Music Pedagogy Internship (.5)

A paid field experience consisting of teaching private lessons and group classes under the supervision of music faculty. Experience includes attending weekly one-on-one meetings with internship supervisor, lesson planning, recording and analyzing teaching, and preparing students for recitals and competitions. PEDAGOGY INTERNSHIP FEE (.5 credits)

FIPD 411 – Music Studio Management (1)

Involves learning the business, management, and marketing aspects of operating an independent studio. Examples of topics covered include teaching philosophy, studio policies, registration, scheduling issues, online billing, budgeting, taxes, legal issues, basic web-design, and technology short-cuts. To prepare for entering the job market, students will write a resume, make a performance and teaching recording, and practice interviewing skills. Additionally, students must complete a digital portfolio the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) requirements for becoming a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). Prerequisite: FIPD 111, FIPD 211. (1 credit hour)