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FOUNDATIONAL PIANO PEDAGOGY


About the Course

About the Course

Foundational Piano Pedagogy is intended for both experienced teachers and those who are just beginning their teaching careers. Designed to introduce the essential philosophies of education that form the foundations of successful teaching, the course includes video content, readings, quizzes, and reflection activities.

  • Organized in 5 clearly defined modules
  • Progress at your own pace in a prescribed order
  • Easily return to completed sessions for later review
  • Full course completion time is approximately 10 hours

Topics Include

Topics Include

  • Basic principles of teaching as put forth by Frances Clark
  • The importance of conceptual preparation
  • Concept preparation techniques
  • Theories on how children learn
  • Understanding motivation
  • Best practices in communicating praise and feedback
  • Establishing effective communication with parents
  • Essential considerations when determining your curriculum for beginning students
  • Effective lesson planning
  • And much more!

Course leader: Craig Sale. Special content created by Sara Ernst, Andrea McAlister, Pamela Pike, and Craig Sale. Curated content by Cathy Albergo, Marvin Blickenstaff, Mary Bloom, Joyce Cameron, Frances Clark, Richard Chronister, Sara Ernst, Edwin Gordon, Gayle Kowalchyk, Andrea McAlister, Elvina Pearce, Pamela Pike, Craig Sale, Suzanne Schons, Arlene Steffen, Yu-Jane Yang.

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Foundational Piano Pedagogy Self-Guided
This accessible and practical course is divided into five clearly defined modules designed to be completed at your pace in a prescribed order. Course access will be provided for 12 months from date of purchase. Course purchase is non-refundable.

Release sale! During checkout, enter discount code fpprelease to receive $20 off registration.
Valid through September 30, 2021. Multiple discounts cannot be combined.

Cost: $79 $59 with discount code!
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