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This subject will examine the teaching of piano from a number of perspectives. Areas of study and discussion will include the shared interests and experience of teachers within the group and will also draw upon literature relating to a variety of pedagogical traditions, schools and techniques for comparative analysis and discussion. Important works of the piano repertoire will be used as a focus for intensive study. Students will have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and areas of specialisation in particular areas within piano pedagogy.
This subject can be taken as a single subject via the Community Access Program. Further information regarding the Community Access Program can be accessed via this website - http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/courses/single_subject_studies
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should have gained:
- An overview of pedagogical approaches and techniques in the teaching of piano and an ability to evaluate their respective merits;
- An ability to design a sequenced teaching programme that addresses important areas of piano technique and interpretation;
- A wider variety of teaching approaches that can be used across a broad spectrum of levels and abilities;
- An enhanced capacity to undertake critical and independent research and to present findings and ideas in a scholarly fashion.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- demonstrate the capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection;
- demonstrate skills in evaluative thinking, and in the application of theoretical criteria to practical outcomes;
- demonstrate analytical skills in the context of teaching; and
- demonstrate an informed and critical awareness of issues related to musical diversity.
Last updated: 6 December 2019