24 months
625 USD/credit 9375 USD/year
625 USD/credit 9375 USD/year
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The Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy degree at the Butler University challenges students to pursue leadership in the teaching profession. 


The programme 

Significant teaching opportunities (private and group) are available through the Butler Community Arts School for graduate students who are passionate about serving the greater Indianapolis community. Our graduates are thriving studio owners, owners of academies and multi-teacher organizations, successful doctoral degree candidates, and adjunct/full-time faculty.

The Piano Pedagogy program at Butler University is nationally recognized for its innovative curriculum. Pedagogy classes are designed around essential teaching topics (Organization and Materials, Psychology of Teaching, Technique, Style and Interpretation) instead of general levels or types of students.  These topics are explored in-depth, with practical applications to all levels and types of students.  Within each topic, students are encouraged to explore various approaches and to assimilate in their teaching the methods that most resonate with their teaching style and future career plans.

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Piano Major lessons
  • Piano Pedagogy 1
  • Piano Teaching Practicum
  • Piano Literature
  • Research in Music
  • Ensemble
  • Music History Elective
  • Music Theory Elective
  • General Music Electives
  • Recital or Piano Pedagogy Workshop Presentation
  • Final Oral Examination

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Butler Application​​
  • A Professional Statement
  • Official transcripts or copies of official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • Resumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants must take the TOEFL as well as submit additional financial documentation. See International Student Application process.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9375 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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