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Teaching Elementary Piano

Teaching Elementary Piano

Great teachers are always learning.

Discover how you can instill a lifelong love of music in your beginning students from the very first lesson through to the important early years of study. For $499, learn from the comfort of home or anywhere with internet access - any time of the day or night.

The guided online course follows a 10-week schedule, with an average of four to six hours of work required each week. There is also a self-guided course option at the elementary level. It can be completed in as little as 40 hours.

If you are a new teacher

This course will give you a strong pedagogical foundation and new insights towards teaching that will help you and your students achieve success.

If you are a seasoned professional

Whether that be in piano or other disciplines, you will have the opportunity to learn from other experts in your field, as well as share your own approaches and techniques with your classmates.

Choose the course that’s right for you!

Elementary PTC  - Guided Elementary PTC - Self-Guided
Must be 16 years of age to apply Completed ARCT diploma OR undergraduate or graduate music degree OR current MTNA National Certification (NCTM)*
Minimum of two years of teaching experience*
Guided by facilitator Self-guided
Suitable for teachers seeking piano pedagogy instruction Suitable for teachers with a strong piano pedagogy background
Offered three times per year Start when you are ready. The on-demand course can be purchased at any time
10 weeks to complete Flexibility to complete the course as quickly as 40 hours. The course must be completed within a year of purchase.
Weekly check-in with facilitators End of course check-in with a mentor / coach 
Graded discussion groups Optional discussion groups 
Assignments submitted on a weekly basis All assignments completed at the conclusion of the course

*Applicants who do not meet these requirements should register for the guided course

Take a peek inside the course:

Course Contains:

  • Valuable advice and approaches from master teachers and pedagogues 
  • Bite-sized video tutorials that fit into your busy teaching schedule
  • Insightful articles and assignments to challenge your thinking and take you deeper
  • Downloadable templates and resources to support your teaching
  • Proactive questions to stimulate discussion and reflection
  • Personalized feedback from experienced facilitators

What You Receive:

  • A set of innovative strategies and practical skills to teach beginning students
  • The chance to learn alongside a network of up to 25 like-minded teachers dedicated to lifelong learning
  • The opportunity to connect with your peers and share your teaching challenges and successes
  • A certificate to recognize your accomplishment and display in your studio
  • A summative portfolio, built from all your course assignments - a valuable tool to build your teaching practice


Like many other teachers, I had studied music but not pedagogy...I've realized that if I want to be great piano teacher, I need to be trained as both pianist and as a teacher
Gerreth B., Germany | Teaching Elementary Piano Course Graduate

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