The minor is open to students earning a Bachelor of Music degree and for whom piano is the principal instrument.
The student must have the approval of the piano department and of a sponsoring piano pedagogy faculty member.
Students must declare their intention to pursue this minor at the end of the sophomore year. The student must have successfully completed PACE 210 or PACE 211, and have demonstrated significant potential in the teaching portion of that course.
Detailed Minor Requirements
Piano Pedagogy Minor Non-Course Requirement(s)
Practical Teaching Requirement
eight student-semesters of teaching in the supervised teaching program
One student-semester is defined as the instruction of one student for a period of one semester. The total may represent any combination of teaching loads over the course of several semesters (e.g., a requirement of eight student-semesters might be fulfilled by teaching two students per semester for four semesters, or four students per semester for two semesters).
Continuity in teaching the same collegiate and/or young students over a period of consecutive semesters is encouraged.