Music Performance — Piano Pedagogy Concentration

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Audition required. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Gain real-world experience through a supervised piano teaching internship.
  • Prepare for a career teaching beginning pianists through group classes and 1:1 teaching in your own private studio.
  • Learn from a faculty of nationally and internationally distinguished performers, teachers, scholars, and mentors with experience in a comprehensive range of genres.
  • Study in a program that is accredited by the National Association of Schools and Music (NASM).
  • Practice teaching skills in Corthell Hall, a historical building that gives students access to practice rooms, recording facilities, as well as rehearsal and performance venues.
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Professional preparation

In addition to building piano teaching practices and serving as top-rated university professors, our alumni have gone on to study in prestigious graduate music programs.

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Faculty of distinguished performers

We offer a personalized and opportunity-based approach to educating musicians, featuring a faculty of distinguished performers (nationally and internationally), teachers, scholars, and mentors with experience in all styles of music.

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Scholarships for Music Performance — Piano Pedagogy majors

We offer Merit Scholarships as well as scholarships specifically for Music Performance majors. Keep in mind that there are deadlines for all scholarship opportunities. Be sure to apply and audition by each respective deadline.

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Our performance season

Attend and engage in our Faculty Concert Series; the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra; Scholarship Gala; Chamber Singers; University Chorale; Concert Band; our annual musical; opera; ensembles of jazz, vocal jazz, winds, and composers; as well as student recitals, masterclasses, and performances by internationally known guest musicians.

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Program requirements

The piano pedagogy concentration is for students who wish to pursue careers in private piano teaching or graduate study. Our curriculum includes child development, learning theory as it pertains to music education, group and individual lesson formats, and the business aspects of running a private studio.

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate, as part of the NEBHE Tuition Break Program.

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Talent of the highest caliber

In order to be accepted into the Osher School of Music and join a group of other talented musicians, students must first audition as part of the application process.

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