The Piano Pedagogy Certificate Program emphasizes the practicalities of teaching and includes varied topics such as Studio Management, Performance Practices, Curriculum Studies, Learning Theories, and Teaching Strategies. Sessions will be reinforced with periodic written examinations based upon topics currently being discussed and researched.
Students who have the BCCM or RCM Teachers Written Examinations as their goal will find this course to be helpful in their preparation since the examinations will reveal their strengths and weaknesses. It is important to remember that this examination requires the student not only to have accurate information, but also to be able to communicate information and ideas in a clear and concise manner. Suggestions will be given during the class to assist the student in understanding questions and using appropriate wording in writing the answers.
Above all, a pedagogy course should be an experience both interesting and satisfying to the teacher and of benefit to the student.
|Classes start:||September 21, 2016 through to April 26, 2017|
|Class time:||Wednesdays 7:45 – 9:15 pm|
|Examination Date:||May 12, 2017 (BCCM & RCM)|
|Course fee:||$160 per month based on a 4-week month|
*Required Textbook : “Piano Pedagogy : A Practical Approach” by E. J. Parker (available at local music stores)