Music Education

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Beginning Piano Pedagogy

Academic Plan Code




Career Pathway

Associated Programs

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Beginning Piano Pedagogy program is for pianists who want to teach beginning piano students. Classes offered include learning various methods, techniques, repertoire, skills, style and musicianship necessary to teach piano effectively.

Program Prerequisites

Acceptance into the program and permission of Program Director required.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MTC105 Music Theory I 3
RC MUP102AD Private Instruction: Piano 2
RC MUP140 Elementary Piano Pedagogy 2
RC MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano 0.5
RC MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles 1

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano 0.5
RC MUP152AD Private Instruction: Piano 2
RC MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles 1
RC MUP240 Piano Literature 2
RC MTC106 Aural Perception I 1

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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