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Piano Pedagogy Concentration

University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul

12 months
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
625 USD/credit 20625 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy Concentration at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul features a broad range of theoretical courses balanced by requirements that apply to piano teachers' work with students of all ages and abilities.


Learning outcomes

The Piano Pedagogy Concentration program at University of Saint Thomas Saint Paul places emphasis on practical aspects of teaching elementary, intermediate and advanced students to develop their musicianship and technical skills.In this program, students will

  • Sharpen and improve personal competence in performance on the piano
  • Learn the principles of a healthy and effective technique and how to develop it in students
  • Broaden understanding of music history, theory, and historic piano performance practices
  • Develop a good working knowledge of literature for the piano, as well as specific piano teaching methods, sources, and editions available
  • Gain insights into individual learning styles and performance psychology
  • Gain pedagogical insights into the pedagogy of sight-reading, improvisation, keyboard theory, practicing, and expressive interpretation
  • Discover new applications for existing expertise
  • Expand organizational skills in areas of studio policy, goal-setting, and curriculum development
  • Discover the commonality of the goals and techniques shared by all music educators‌

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching and learning,
  • Foundations of Music Education
  • Perspectives in Music Theory
  • Dalcroze Musicianship
  • Musicianship & Ensemble
  • Performance Studies - Piano 
  • Elementary Piano Materials & Teaching Techniques
  • Intermediate Piano Materials & Teaching Techniques
  • Supervised Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application. 
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation from individuals with knowledge of the applicant's relevant abilities and achievements. At least one must be from a former professor.
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words describing the applicant's interest in art history and reasons for pursuing graduate studies at St. Thomas. 
  • A writing sample showing research and writing expertise (sample will not be returned).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20625 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 625 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Paul

1040 - 1755 USD /month
Living costs

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


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