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Piano Pedagogy

Supplement your music education with a certificate in piano pedagogy, and learn how to provide valuable teaching through piano.

Why Earn a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy?

A certificate in piano pedagogy provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of private teaching, as well as knowledge of methods, studies and solo materials. By studying piano literature and hands-on work through private lessons, you will hone your skills and prepare to teach others.


Degrees & Offerings

Piano Pedagogy

Certificate
  Vermillion Main Campus

This 11-credit hour certificate requires three credit hours of pedagogy and piano literature, while students also complete eight credits of keyboard to complete the requirements.

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Develop the skills necessary to be successful in your musical career while gaining lifelong friends and mentors. Whether you are interested in teaching, music performance or music history — or some combination of the three — the Department of Music will provide you with real-world experiences and connections to help you succeed.

Faculty & Staff

Get to know your professors in the Department of Music. Our faculty are experts in their field, contributing research and scholarship in vocal and instrumental music. 
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David Holdhusen

Chair, Music Dept
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Laurie Brown

Senior Secretary
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Timothy Campbell

Associate Professor
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Todd Cranson

Assistant Professor of Music
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Alessandra Feris

Assistant Professor
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Ioana Galu

Assistant Professor
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Susan Gray

Professor
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Sonja Kraus

Assistant Professor
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Amy Laursen

Assistant Professor
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John LaCognata

Assistant Professor of Music
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Paul Lombardi

Associate Professor
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David Sanderson

Assistant Professor of Music
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Luis Viquez

Assistant Professor
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Darin Wadley

Associate Professor

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