Prepare for a private or faculty-level piano teaching career when you join our nationally distinguished piano pedagogy program with a rich history of research and teacher training.
Learn to work with all ages individually and in groups in the only comprehensive piano pedagogy program in the United States. Our mentoring faculty are committed to high standards in the balance of traditional piano teaching coupled with the latest advances in keyboard technology and instructional materials.
Our degree is widely considered the top piano pedagogy program in America for students to become piano pedagogy faculty.
Since 1969, the School of Music has consistently retained the distinctive National Association of Schools of Music accreditation.
Foster your creative learning, skill development and personal exploration through Spark: Music Leadership at Carolina.
Work in the Carolina LifeSong Initiative, a center for keyboard instruction designed for student with disabilities.
What You’ll Study
The curriculum includes performance skills, knowledge of piano repertoire and understanding of appropriate pedagogies. Learning is enriched with intern teaching for students and adults in a variety of settings. Students observe faculty and other students in instructional arenas and enjoy an abundance of resources in the Piano Pedagogy Resource Center.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Presenting oneself creatively through a specific medium to an audience
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students
Understanding what others are saying to facilitate effective communication
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Private Teacher
Job Titles of Alumni
- Music Educator
- Professional Musician
- Symphonette Director
- Adjunct Professor
- Director of Music Ministry
Employers of Alumni
- Richland Library
- Musical Theatre Workshops
- Auburn University
- Benedict College
- District of Columbia Public Schools
- Fullerton Piano and Musikgarten Studio