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Teaching Intermediate Piano
The Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano provides students who are current or prospective piano teachers with practical courses focused on the art of teaching intermediate students of all ages, a core music theory and technique background, and essential entrepreneurship skills they will need to succeed in self-employment and/or working for a music school. This certificate includes classes from the business department in addition to the music department.
Career opportunities include, but are not limited to: Private Piano Teacher for beginning through intermediate students of all ages, piano teacher based in a music studio, music school owner/operator, and group piano teacher.
MUS 10A Chromatic Harmony/Musicianship (4 units)
MUS 10B Post Romantic/20th Cen Harmony (4 units)
MUS 18A Jazz/Pop Piano 1 (1 unit)
*MUS 27 Teaching Intermediate Piano (2 units)
MUS 28 Keyboard Skills
MUS 38 Applied Lessons (2 units)
Electives (Select two)
*BUSN 58 Small Business Management (3 units)
MKTG 61Professional Selling (3 units)
MUS 1 Introduction to Music (3 units)
Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano, students are able to choose appropriate methods and repertoire for the intermediate student.
Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Commercial Music: Teaching Intermediate Piano, students are able to present new pieces to their students by explaining the form, compositional technique, style and mood of the piece, as well as the intent of the composer.
For more information please contact:
Mertes Center for the Arts (Bldg 4000)
Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hills Drive
Livermore, CA 94551