Learning Outcomes: Piano Pedagogy, MMUS

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Music in Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration


Students in the Master of Music (MM) program, with a concentration in Piano Pedagogy will:

  1. Develop competencies in teaching the piano to students at a range of ability levels, and will demonstrate an advanced knowledge of appropriate pedagogical methods and techniques for both one-on-one and group piano instruction; in addition, they will gain insights into student assessment and appropriate methods of evaluation.
  2. Gain and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the traditional piano teaching literature, as well as resources pertaining to technique, theory and musicianship development, creativity, and professional development. 
  3. Demonstrate piano performance skills at a high level, using creative and critical thinking to inform stylistic choices and artistic expression while demonstrating spontaneity as appropriate, and will communicate their artistry to diverse audiences.
  4. Exhibit an ability to summarize, synthesize, and discuss disciplinary content relating to piano repertoire and pedagogy, and to communicate their findings, using appropriate academic conventions, in written or oral form. 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate methods for library-based musical research and scholarly writing, and a facility in handling print and technology sources. 
  6. Pursue specialized (elective) studies, to develop expertise and an ability to synthesize knowledge in areas of interest that enhance their required curriculum and/or professional goals.