powered by
Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5743
Effective Term: 2024 Fall   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 16
CIP Code: 50.0907

Instructional Council: Music
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this certificate, students may pursue a career as:
27-2042.00 Musicians and Singers

Description: 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.

Required Courses
+ MTC105 Music Theory I (3) OR
+ MTC155 Music Theory II (3) OR
+ MTC205 Music Theory III (3) OR
+ MTC255 Music Theory IV (3) 3
The chosen class level should be taken upon recommendation of the class instructor.

+ MTC106 Aural Perception I (1) OR
+ MTC156 Aural Perception II (1) OR
+ MTC206 Aural Perception III (1) OR
+ MTC256 Aural Perception IV (1) 1
The chosen class level should be taken upon recommendation of the class instructor.

MUP102AD Private Instruction: Piano (2) AND/OR
+ MUP152AD Private Instruction: Piano (2) AND/OR
+ MUP202AD Private Instruction: Piano (2) AND/OR
+ MUP252AD Private Instruction: Piano (2) 4
Total of four (4) credits required. Courses may be repeated for credit.

+ MUP140 Elementary Piano Pedagogy 2

MUP181 Chamber Music Ensembles (1) 2
Total of two (2) credits of MUP181 required.

+ MUP240 Piano Literature 2

MUP298AA Special Projects (1) OR
MUP298AB Special Projects (2) 2
Total of two (2) credits required.
Credits: 16

Learning Outcomes
1. Apply music notation including pitch, meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, triads, time signatures, and rhythm. (MTC105, MTC155, MTC205, MTC255)
2. Apply aural skills necessary to hear relationships of intervals, rhythms, melody, and harmony in music. (MTC106, MTC156, MTC206, MTC256)
3. Demonstrate techniques for the applicable level of private piano instruction emphasizing musicianship, literature, and performance. (MUP102AD, MUP152AD, MUP202AD, MUP252AD)
4. Differentiate among the beginning piano teaching techniques, methods, and repertoire to determine the best fit for a particular student. (MUP140)
5. Collaborate with other musicians in performing chamber ensemble music literature. (MUP181)
6. Compare and contrast characteristics of the different musical eras and the works of major piano composers. (MUP240)
7. Research piano pedagogy resources on a topic of special interest. (MUP298AA, MUP298AB)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2024

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.