Certificate of Completion in Beginning Piano Pedagogy

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Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Visual and Performing Arts

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.

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Field of Interest
Visual and Performing Arts
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Beginning Piano Pedagogy (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5743N
Total Credits Required
15
Catalog Year
2020-2021
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm.
  2. Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music.
  3. Analyze, develop and demonstrate techniques for first semester level private piano instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature and performance.
  4. Analyze, practice and perform solo and ensemble piano pieces to enhance performance skills and techniques.
  5. Analyze, compare, and evaluate beginning piano teaching techniques, methods, and repertoire.
  6. Analyze, develop and demonstrate techniques for second semester level private piano instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature and performance.
  7. Analyze, practice, develop and perform sight-reading skills, ensemble playing and accompanying.
  8. Identify the important piano composers and their works and compare characteristics of the different musical eras in relation to piano repertoire studied in class.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Admission Criteria

None

Program Prerequisites

Acceptance into the program and permission of Program Director required.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MTC105 Music Theory I RC 3
MUP102AD Private Instruction: Piano RC 2
MUP140 Elementary Piano Pedagogy RC 2
MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. RC 0.5
MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit RC 1

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MUP123AA Studio Class/Piano Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. RC 0.5
MUP152AD Private Instruction: Piano RC 2
MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles Two semesters of the course is required. May be repeated for credit. RC 1
MUP240 Piano Literature RC 2
MTC106 Aural Perception I RC 1

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Disclaimer

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Beginning Piano Pedagogy (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125903).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

A list of the current and previous versions of the pathway map for the Beginning Piano Pedagogy program
Catalog Year Effective Dates
2020-2021 (Current)    5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021
2019-2020 5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019