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Bosendorfer Imperial Grand

 

Piano Pedagogy & Literature
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Spring 2015 - Dr. Linda Holzer

MUED 3302

UALR


 

Kurzweil Digital Piano

 

 

MUED 3302, Piano Pedagogy & Literature, is a one-semester upper-level music course that uses exciting resources to acquaint music majors with current methods and materials in piano teaching and their practical applications. Not just teaching about teaching, this course includes insights on business practices for music teachers, and an introduction to the latest music teaching technology, apps for iPad to enhance piano lessons.

Pre-requisites: permission of instructor, or completion of MUPR 2226 piano lessons, MUTH 2381 (Music Theory 1), MUTH 2192 (Aural Skills 1) and MUHL 2305 (Intro. to Music). This course is offered two ways:

Regardless of whether attending class on-campus or taking the course via distance-learning, all students enrolled in Piano Pedagogy & Literature use Blackboard Learn, new course management software (free through UALR) to access course materials online such as handouts, participate in online Discussions, and turn in all written assignments. Additionally, all students take the mid-term and final exam for this course online via Blackboard. All lectures for Piano Pedagogy & Literature are audio archived on Blackboard. The course meets twice per week, and all students, whether on-campus or distance-learning, should get in the habit of logging on to Blackboard a minimum of twice per week to keep up with the Lecture & Readings schedule, and course assignments.

How to Navigate the Course

Syllabus - final version will be posted by January 5, 2015.

Blackboard Course Shell - This takes registered students to the course Blackboard site, which becomes available at midnight on the first day of class. Prior to the start of classes, if you are new to Blackboard, you should go to the UALR Blackboard Student Support web site, http://ualr.edu/blackboard/faq/ and take time to read "Getting Started" and "Tutorials" as well as Blackboard FAQ.

Distance-Learning: Technology Requirements


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