Piano Pedagogy

“There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

Program Purpose

The Piano Pedagogy associates program prepares the student to teach piano, gives a solid background in Bible, and equips him with communications related courses. Enrollment in the program is contingent on a successful piano audition. Piano Pedagogy majors must pass music major platform evaluations in piano.

Program Overview

66 Credit Hours

Bible and Theology ​

20 Credit Hours

General Education

12 Credit Hours


3 Credit Hours

Church Education

7 Credit Hours


24 Credit Hours

Primary Instructors

Paul Reed

Denise Barnes

Leanna York

Key Courses

Music Theory I

MUS 201 | 2 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of music, basic harmonic progressions, and elementary keyboard harmony.

Piano Pedagogy I

MUS 221 | 2 Credit Hours

 A study of the methods used in piano instruction including the instruction of students at various age and ability levels. The course also examines piano…

The Church Pianist I

MUS 225 | 1  Credit Hour

An introduction to congregational hymn playing with a focus on the pianist’s attitude, etiquette, song selection, preludes, and invitations…

Applied Music

MUS 111 | 1 Credit Hour

 Private instruction in voice, piano, organ, brass, etc. as offered in the class schedule. One half-hour lesson per week. MUS 211, 212, 311, 312, 411, 412 also available.

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