Piano Pedagogy – FIPD

FIPD 111 – Piano Pedagogy 1 (2)

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

FIPD 201 – Sophomore Student Teaching 1 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

FIPD 202 – Sophomore Student Teaching 2 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

FIPD 211 – Piano Pedagogy 2 (2)

An exploration of teaching philosophies, techniques, and resources appropriate for successfully teaching the intermediate level piano student. (2 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

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 301 – Junior Student Teaching 1 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

FIPD 302 – Junior Student Teaching 2 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

FIPD 350 – Piano Pedagogy 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) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

FIPD 401 – Senior Student Teaching 1 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

FIPD 402 – Senior Student Teaching 2 (0.5)

Under the supervision of a piano faculty member, interns teach or co-teach private lessons and group classes (theory, ensembles and early childhood music and movement classes). Throughout the intern experience, students will plan lessons/classes, analyze teaching recordings, prepare students for recitals and evaluation programs (Guild, Federation, and school association competitions), and assist in planning recitals and organizing competitions. Each week interns meet individually with their supervising faculty member to discuss their lesson plans and recordings. Interns also attend a weekly prep school teacher meeting to learn additional teaching strategies. NOTE

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 Must Teachers National Association (MTNA) requirements for becoming a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). Prerequisite: FIPD 111, FIPD 211. (1 credit hour) Offered every Fall semester.

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