Master of Music in Performance Pedagogy (MM)
This curriculum focuses on the study of advanced pedagogy techniques, teaching special populations, and the performance practice and pedagogy of advanced literature. Students pursuing this concentration typically are musicians who are primarily interested in teaching, rather than a career as a professional performer. Many of these students continue their studies at the Doctoral level and pursue professional teaching careers in their fields.
Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified students. Graduate Assistant duties typically include teaching opportunities in both group and applied settings at the college level. The piano pedagogy candidates have the opportunity to teach the UL Lafayette Piano Institute program.
Recent Student Projects:
- When Your Student Cannot See Movement Activities for the Independent Piano Teacher
- Group Lessons for Adult Learners
- Improving the Reading Skills of Aural Learners
- Alternative Reading Methods.
- Teaching Popular Music to High School Students
Performance Pedagogy majors also take classes in Applied Piano, Music Theory, Music History, Keyboard Literature and perform a Graduate Recital.