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
|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:
- The Piano Posture
- Lesson Planning
- Principles of Fingering
- Engaging Students in Sight Reading
- Preparing for Assessments
- Polishing Repertoire for Performance
- Baroque Dances
- Exploring Sound – Aural Connections
... and much more!
Sitting Position, Nail Joints, and Hand Movement with Marvin Blickenstaff
The Steps of Sight Reading with Elaine Rusk
The Minuet with Deborah How
Ice-Breakers and Keyboard Geography with Marvin Blickenstaff
Session Dates and Enrollment Deadlines
2021 – 2022 Sessions
||September 22 – December 1, 2021
Sept 15, 2021 - Enroll Now
||February 2 – April 13, 2022
Jan 26, 2022 - Enroll Now
||June 8 – August 17, 2022
June 1, 2022 - Enroll Now
Prerequisites and Required Materials
*Applicants who do not meet these requirements should register for the Elementary Piano Guided course, which provides weekly check-ins with a facilitator, and submission and feedback on assignments at the end of each unit.
If you believe you have experience or qualifications outside of the required prerequisites that have prepared you to successfully complete a course, please fill out this form
. Please note that these courses are high level, and we strongly recommend having the required prerequisites prior to enrolling in the course.
Please note that online Piano Teacher Courses are taught in English, and we recommend having a sufficient level of English fluency in order to truly benefit from the course materials and to engage in group discussions.
- 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
DISCOVER OUR WHOLE SUITE OF PIANO TEACHER COURSES
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