Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Piano Elective

MUS- P 100 / 1-2 Cr.

  • private piano study, enrollment with consent of instructor
  • 1 credit (weekly 30-minute lessons) or 2 credits (weekly 50-minute lessons)

Create and follow through with a balanced and personalized plan of study, aimed at achieving goals in some or all of the following areas:

- repertoire preparation/performance

- applied music theory, aural skills, and improvisation

- sight reading

- technique development through exercises and etudes

- technology-related keyboard skills

    • develop awareness, intention, and strategic skills for effective, productive practice
    • understand the music you're playing in relation to historical/cultural context, principals of compositional construction, make intelligent comparisons with other music, and engage with the expressive intent of the music/composer
    • develop independence in researching what makes your music 'tick', what it's connected to, how you can use it as a source for creative ideas
    • be able to speak convincingly and in depth about the selections you work with