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Teaching Musical Concepts (from The Beginner Course)

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Course Description

Teaching Musical Concepts offers teachers practical pedagogy for the development of confident and secure music learners from the beginning level of study. Special emphasis is on concept preparation and introduction, and the process of generalization.

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists, a comprehensive course offered by the Frances Clark Center. The full course is available in self-guided and facilitated versions at https://www.claviercompanion.com/courses

This is is a self-guided micro-course. Reflection questions serve as a way to reflect on the material as well as your own teaching and performing experiences. You will not respond to these questions on the platform, but you may wish to complete the activities for your own personal use.

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Session 1: Concept Preparation (April 2, 2020)
Understand the pedagogical process of preparation, presentation, and reinforcement
5 lessons
1. Lecture by Craig Sale, Part 1
2. Lecture by Craig Sale, Part 2
3. Lecture by Craig Sale, Part 3
4. Lecture by Craig Sale, Part 4
5. Transcript of Sale Lecture (PDF)
Session 2: Reaching Generalization (April 9, 2020)
Identify how to assess if a student has developed mastery
7 lessons
1. Rhythm with Sara Ernst
2. Sight Reading with Sara Ernst
3. Dictation with Sara Ernst
4. 12-Bar Blues Improvisation with Scott Donald
5. "Half and Heavy" Practice Drills with Steven Brundage
6. "Fast and Fluent" Practice Drills with Steven Brundage
7. Self-Assessment with Sara Ernst
Session 3: New Concept Introduction (April 16, 2020)
Summarize the importance of discovery teaching and develop lesson plans
7 lessons
1. Table 1. High Levels of Discovery
2. Table 2. Low Levels of Discovery
3. Table 3. Student Tendencies with Discovery
4. Discovering Intervals on the Staff with Sara Ernst
5. Half Steps and Sharps with Amy Glennon
6. Playing Thirds with Amy Glennon
7. Note Accuracy and Hand Position with Janet Hart
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● Internet connection (sufficient for video streaming) for accessing the course website

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Copyright

All materials in this course are the property of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, Piano Teach Learn, unless otherwise indicated. Any use or sharing of this material beyond the scope of this course is prohibited.

Publisher Permissions

Thank you to the following publishers for permission to use their teaching materials in this course:

  • Alfred Music Publishing
  • Faber Piano Adventures
  • FJH Music
  • Piano Safari