Piano Pedagogy MM

Expand your skills and insights as both a piano player and a teacher with the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance. This 30-credit hour, graduate-level degree program prepares pianists for teaching careers, and it helps them develop the skills necessary for working with elementary to advanced piano students. Graduates of the program are prepared to teach piano in private studios or private music schools, as well as at the college and university level.

Housed within the Department of Keyboard Studies, the Piano Pedagogy MM program offers weekly private piano lessons, regular performance lessons and master classes taught by various faculty members and guest artists.

Classes & Curriculum

While private lessons and ensemble participation are required each term, a major focus of the curriculum is the study and practice of teaching piano.

Required courses you will take during your studies include

  • Classical Keyboard Performance Practice,
  • Class Piano Pedagogy,
  • Piano Pedagogy I and
  • Research in Music.

Learn more about Piano Pedagogy MM required courses.

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Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Music offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,187.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,583.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


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