Piano Pedagogy Minor


Do you believe in inspiring a love for music in younger generations? We do too. That’s why our piano pedagogy program focuses on advancing your musical abilities while also strengthening your understanding of how people learn so you can be an effective piano instructor.

Piano Pedagogy Courses: Learn to Teach Piano

Piano pedagogy is a comprehensive minor that will help you develop the teaching techniques and knowledge needed to design study plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced piano students. Additionally, you will gain access to an extensive selection of teaching resources to choose the most appropriate materials for each student.

Whether you are just starting in teaching private lessons or looking to gain further expertise and technical skills, our piano teaching program can help you be a more effective instructor for any student. Our minor in piano pedagogy also offers master classes on advanced piano literature, providing you with a deeper understanding of the pieces you will teach your students.

A Music Program that Provides a Great Education and Future Career Prospects

The piano pedagogy program at Goshen College provides prospective piano teachers with opportunities to learn from and work with some of the best musicians. You will also have plenty of chances to put your knowledge into practice by working with music students of our Community School of the Arts. A distinctive of our program, the Community School of the Arts, is one of the largest and most respected music programs in northern Indiana, located in the college’s world-class Music Center.

Through piano pedagogy courses, you will:

  • Design study strategies for beginner and intermediate skill levels
  • Choose appropriate teaching resources
  • Study advanced piano literature to improve your understanding and aid future students

By completing the minor in piano pedagogy, graduates are well on their way to becoming skilled and in-demand piano and music teachers.

Develop Your Passion for Music and Teaching Piano at Goshen College!

Our piano pedagogy track will help you unlock your potential as a musician and teacher, providing you with the skills, music theory, and music history needed to prepare the next generation of musicians. With coursework in advanced piano literature, teaching strategies for beginners and intermediates, and practical experience through observation and teaching at the Community School of Arts, our program is ideal for aspiring teachers looking to launch or advance their careers in music education.

Music majors and students of other majors can use this minor to supplement their studies with music studies and other courses for a broader range of teaching experience.

Get started today!

So if you love to play music and want to inspire future generations through teaching piano lessons, join us at Goshen College today!

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