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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Diller-Quaile School of Music, Inc. (The) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Piano Pedagogy I (203)

15 hours (15 weeks).
The Diller-Quaile School of Music, 24 East 95th Street, New York, NY 10128.
September 1992 - June 1998.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: engage the beginning student, encourage the intermediate student, and sustain the interest of students over many years stressing musicality, ear-training, and folk and classical repertoire; assist students to develop the ear and physical skill of playing the piano; and achieve professional goals by working with students and their families.

Course participants have at minimum an intermediate level ability to play the piano. Topics include folk and classical repertoire; the language of music (phrasing and rhythmic design, melodic shape, harmonic color); tone production; improvisation and creative music; technique as a means of expression; the teacher/student relationship; studio management: interviews, policy decisions, fees, and performances. NOTE: Course participants maintain weekly logs on their experience teaching one piano student, prepare written assignments reflecting on their experiences taking piano lessons and on their own teacher's pedagogy and style, and make an oral presentation on their evaluation of beginning repertoire books as to level, quality, musicality, and appeal to children/adults. Further, the course instructor visits and observes two private piano lessons and follows each with a conference and critique with the course participant.
Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Music/Music Education (5/93).