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Piano Pedagogy (MUPD) Classes

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MUPD 4125 (1). PIANO PEDAGOGY PRACTICUM.
Supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term. Required for all piano majors.

MUPD 4126 (1). PIANO PEDAGOGY PRACTICUM.
Supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term. Required for all piano majors.

MUPD 4396 (3). FUNDAMENTALS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY I.
(fall term of even-numbered years) In-depth study of methods and curriculum for teaching piano at the elementary level. Students survey and evaluate current educational materials, with a focus on philosophical and physiological bases of piano study.

MUPD 4397 (3). FUNDAMENTALS OF PIANO PEDAGOGY II.
(fall term of odd-numbered years) In-depth study of methods, materials, and curriculum for teaching piano at the intermediate and advanced levels. Includes current trends (including technology), professionalism, history of piano pedagogy, and employment opportunities.

MUPD 5103 (1). CREATIVE PIANO TEACHING.
Pedagogical projects designed to meet the needs of the piano teacher. Offered in conjunction with the SMU Institute for Piano Teachers in the summer of even-numbered years or the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in the summer of odd-numbered years. Reserved for music majors. Pedagogy majors are limited to one credit.

MUPD 5196 (1). DIRECTED STUDY IN PIANO PEDAGOGY.

MUPD 5203 (2). CREATIVE PIANO TEACHING.
Pedagogical projects designed to meet the needs of the piano teacher. Offered in conjunction with the SMU Institute for Piano Teachers in the summer of even-numbered years or the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in the summer of odd-numbered years. Reserved for music majors. Pedagogy majors are limited to one credit.

MUPD 5210 (2). CURRENT TRENDS IN PIANO PEDAGOGY.
(spring term of even-numbered years) Students explore, through participation and observation, the psychological principles operative in group and class environments, with emphasis on teacher effectiveness. Surveys college-level keyboard texts.

MUPD 5312 (3). SURVEY OF PRECOLLEGE PIANO LITERATURE.
(spring term of oddnumbered years) Survey and performance of standard piano literature in all style periods for precollege students. Emphasis on technical preparation and curriculum-building.

MUPD 5325 (3). PIANO PEDAGOGY INTERNSHIP I.
Supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term. Required of all undergraduate piano majors with an emphasis in piano pedagogy performance.

MUPD 5326 (3). PIANO PEDAGOGY INTERNSHIP II.
Supervised teaching experience; specific goals and projects are agreed upon for the term. Required of all undergraduate piano majors with an emphasis in piano pedagogy performance.

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