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Teaching Advanced Piano

Teaching Advanced Piano

Great teachers are always learning.

Explore different approaches to support your advanced students' transition to artist. For less than $50/week, learn from the comfort of home or anywhere with internet access - any time of the day or night.

This online course follows a 10-week schedule, with an average of four to six hours of work required each week.

This course will

Build on your current knowledge and focus on topics that will help you guide your intermediate-level students through their musical journey.

Take a peek inside the course:

  • Course Topics
    • Teacher and Student – an Evolving Relationship
    • Cognition, Pattern Recognition, and Intermediary Drills
    • Ear Training and Listening Critically
    • How to Give a Convincing Performance
    • Collaborative Music Making
    • Baroque Expression on Modern-Day Instruments
    and much more!
  • Watch Clips
    Playing Scales and Arpeggios with James Anagnoson

2019 – 2020 Sessions

Session Dates Enrollment Deadline
Winter 2020 February 5 – April 15, 2020 January 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST
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Summer 2020 June 10 – August 19, 2020 May 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST
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Course Prerequisites and Requirements Course Materials

Teaching Elementary Piano

Must be at least 16 yeas of age to apply.
Teaching Intermediate Piano

 At least one of the following:

  • Completion of the Teaching Elementary Piano Course and a mark of 70+
  • RCM Certified Teacher with Elementary Piano Specialist designation
  • Elementary Piano Pedagogy Certificate
  • Elementary Pedagogy Written Exam, mark of 70+
Must be at least 16 years of age to apply.
Teaching Advanced Piano

At least one of the following:

  • Completion of the Teaching Intermediate Piano Course and a mark of 70+
  • RCM Certified Teacher with Intermediate Piano Specialist designation
  • Intermediate Piano Pedagogy Certificate
  • Intermediate Pedagogy Written Exam, mark of 70+
Must be at least 18 years of age to apply. 

​If you believe you have experience or qualifications outside of the required prerequisites that have prepared you to successfully complete a course, please fill out this form. Please note that these courses are high level, and we strongly recommend having the required prerequisites prior to enrolling in the course.

Please note that online Piano Teacher Courses are taught in English, and we recommend having a sufficient level of English fluency in order to truly benefit from the course materials and to engage in group discussions.

Course Contains:

  • Valuable advice and approaches from master teachers and pedagogues
  • Bite-sized video tutorials that fit into your busy teaching schedule
  • Insightful articles and assignments to challenge your thinking and take you deeper
  • Downloadable templates and resources to support your teaching
  • Proactive questions to stimulate discussion and reflection
  • Personalized feedback from experienced facilitators

What You Receive:

  • A set of innovative strategies and practical skills to teach advanced students
  • The chance to learn alongside a network of up to 25 like-minded teachers dedicated to lifelong learning
  • The opportunity to connect with your peers and share your teaching challenges and successes
  • A certificate to recognize your accomplishment and display in your studio
  • A summative portfolio, built from all your course assignments - a valuable tool to build your teaching practice

Want More?

  • Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive 6 months' access to comprehensive professional development resources on your RCM Teacher Portal


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