Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Performing Arts courses
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Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy)
證書(單元:鋼琴教學法進階)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
PE046A
Application Code
1950-PE046A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
40 hours
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$12,000

This programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced piano teaching skills by training them to develop their own teaching philosophies and methodologies as professional piano teachers. Topics on teaching methodologies, issues on private and group teaching, piano repertoire lists, studio policy and business will be covered.  Observations on private and group studio teaching will be included in the programme.

On completion of the module, students should be able to:
1.    design a sequenced teaching programme that addresses important areas of technique and interpretation;
2.    identify a broad range of teaching approaches that can be used across a wide spectrum of levels and abilities;
3.    develop an overview of pedagogical approaches and techniques for teaching; and 
4.    apply teaching strategies that reflect a sound understanding of a composition.

A ‘Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy)’ will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE to students who meet ALL of the following:

  • passed the assessments
  • achieved at least 70% of attendance

Syllabus

1.    Developing teaching philosophy
2.    Beginner piano methods
3.    Approaches in teaching adults and young students
4.    Approaches to interpretation
5.    Approaches to effective practice strategies
6.    Teaching the variety of touches at the keyboard
7.    Survey of etudes and piano literature for different levels of students
8.    Group piano instruction techniques

Application Code 1950-PE046A -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue Tutor
  • Dr. Cheng, Wai – Adv. Dip. HKAPA, BM Curtis, MA Yale, DMA SUNY Stony Brook

Assessment

Type of Assessment

Description

Weighting

Observation and Reflection Journal

The journal should include the following:

 (a) Lesson plans for private and group teaching;

 (b) Lesson observations; and

(c) Survey of piano pedagogy methods.

30%

Research Project

A 1,000-1,500-word paper that addresses a topic or problem related to the field of teaching piano.

30%

Practical Teaching Demonstrations

Practicum instruction of a piano student.  Evaluation will be based on lesson planning, instructor’s ability to incorporate effective pedagogical methods within the context of the lessons.

40%

 

Total : 

100%

Applicants shall:
1.    hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in music, awarded by a recognised university, and
2.    have passed the Grade 8 piano examination under ABRSM, or equivalent.
        
If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as: 
a.    an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
b.    a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL,  or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or
c.    HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or
d.    HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or
e.    equivalent qualifications. 

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.
Applicants will be required to submit a video clip of 10-15 minutes of their own piano performance or teaching demonstration. 
Shortlisted applicants might be invited for an interview.  

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$12,000
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy)
證書(單元:鋼琴教學法進階)
COURSE CODE 32C135679 FEES $12,000 ENQUIRY 3762-0054
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Enrolment Method

Please submit the following documents to any HKU SPACE enrolment counters or post to HKU SPACE, 19/F, Island East Campus, 494 King's Road, NorthPoint, Hong Kong (attention to Mr Brian Ho).

  1. completed application form (SF26);
  2. a copy of academic transcripts