Develop your musicianship and learn practical teaching methods while you build your performance skills at the University of Central Missouri. UCM’s Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy offers a unique blend of instruction in the science and art of music teaching, performance, theory and cognition.
Whether you’re thinking of pursuing a career as a teacher or a performer — or you want to combine the two roles — UCM’s Piano Pedagogy degree gives you the best of both worlds in one undergraduate degree.
An advanced Piano Pedagogy program for undergraduates
UCM’s Piano Pedagogy degree includes instruction in music education and teaching theory that is usually reserved for graduate students. As a result, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce with advanced teaching skills or to pursue a graduate degree in music.
Teach in a community music program
Piano teaching field experiences
Mini-studio teaching practicum
Renowned music faculty
Guest artist performances and clinics
What is Piano Pedagogy at UCM offering students at the bachelor’s level? You’ll develop skills in musicianship, performance and teaching. Your coursework will include hands-on learning through practicums and real-world projects that will prepare you for all kinds of scenarios in the music industry. Our Piano Pedagogy degree starts with a foundation in classical music training and covers a range of topics in courses such as:
At the University of Central Missouri, we take pride in offering real-world experience to help you prepare for your career in teaching music:
UCM’s Piano Pedagogy degree provides you with specialized musical training, teaching skills and networking strategies. You’ll graduate with the piano performance skills, pedagogical know-how and technological savvy you need to teach in your own music studio, pursue a career as a musician or continue your music studies in grad school.
Many of UCM’s Piano Pedagogy graduates go on to pursue Master of Music degrees at prestigious universities. Our faculty members strive to support you throughout the graduate school application process and can help you secure a place at your school of choice.
What is Piano Pedagogy preparing you for?
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UCM's various financial aid options can make your Piano Pedagogy degree more affordable. We offer scholarships for incoming freshmen, current undergraduate students, transfer students and out-of-state students.
Beyond the awards and scholarships offered to Music majors based on their entrance audition, you can apply for competitive merit-based and endowed scholarships reserved for Piano Pedagogy and Piano Performance majors, such as:
Use the UCM Scholarship Finder to learn more about program-specific scholarships.
UCM also offers a variety of minors that complement Piano Pedagogy majors and help your career, such as: