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2023-2024 General Catalog 
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MUA 120 - Applied Piano

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

1 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 0
Total Lab Hours: 45
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This course offers one half-hour lesson of private instruction on piano per week. The goal is the development of both fundamental and advanced piano techniques. Standard repertoire will be studied. This course helps students build confidence in public presentation and enhance their personal responsibility to achieve a higher level of personal performance, consider the amount of individual practice time required to reach their highest level of performance, and effectively express themselves, all of which will benefit them in the classroom, in life, and in the workforce.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Lesson Fee: $130.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
1) Develop competence and expressive capabilities on the instrument: tone quality, intonation, rhythm, musicianship, articulation.

2) Develop ability to sight-read pitch and rhythm notation.

3) Learn and use a vocabulary specific to music.

4) Maintain a practice schedule and log time spent in private/small group rehearsal.

5) Further develop competencies in basic musicianship.

6) Further develop competencies in piano technique.

7) Develop appreciation and skills needed to perform a variety of musical styles and genres.

8) Develop work-place skills pertinent to the music profession.

9) Gain a knowledge for assessing the aesthetic qualities of music.

10) Develop critical thinking skills.

11) Experience contributing time and talent to the college and the community by performing at various college and community functions.

12) Develop “think for yourself” attitude and practice habits.

13) Develop performance abilities and stage presence.

14) Maintain proper posture in rehearsal and performance.

15) Maintain a high level of poise and showmanship during all rehearsals and performances. 

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