Pedagogy & Literature
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Fall 2017 - Dr. Linda Holzer
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 online via your home computer, as a distance-learning course. You take the course from the convenience of your home, logging on twice weekly at the best times for you.All students enrolled in Piano Pedagogy & Literature use Blackboard, course management software that works through your computer browser, 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. Students 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 August 10, 2017.
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 UA Little Rock 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
Degree Programs, MTNA Certification: Why Study Piano Pedagogy?