Piano Teaching Certificate


The Piano Teaching Certificate is a two-semester program that is intended for anyone seeking to expand their teaching and playing skills. The certificate program is for potential piano teachers and the sequence of courses is designed to provide the technical skills, theoretical background, musical understanding and historical background needed for effective teaching. The Piano Teaching Certificate Program requires a total of 30 units of which 24 units are in required courses. MUS 021 F Piano Pedagogy I and MUS 022 F Piano Pedagogy II must be completed at Fullerton College.

Required Courses (24 units):
MUS 021 FPiano Pedagogy I3
MUS 022 FPiano Pedagogy II3
MUS 103 FBeginning Musicianship1
MUS 104 F Intermediate Musicianship1
MUS 107 FHarmony I3
MUS 109 FHarmony II3
MUS 120 FSurvey of Music History3
MUSA 137 F Intermediate Piano Sight-Reading1
MUSA 200 F Applied Music - Individual Private Study 12
MUS 265 FPiano Ensemble 12
MUSA 236 F Advanced Piano: Baroque to Classical1
MUSA 237 F Advanced Piano: Romantic to Contemporary1
Restricted Electives (6 units):6
Introduction to Business3
Small Business Management3
Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum3
Music Education in Early Childhood (formerly CDES 123DF)2
Beginning Piano Sight-Reading1
Total Units30

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Demonstrate effective piano teaching skills.

Outcome 2: Assess proper method books and supplementary materials appropriate for individual student age and level.