Senior Honors Theses

Publication Date

Spring 4-20-2015


School of Music


Music: Choral


Piano Pedagogy, Music Curriculum, Private Piano Instruction, Elementary Piano Method, Music Literacy


Composition | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Music Practice | Music Theory | Other Education


A comprehensive piano curriculum involves physical performance development alongside musicianship training. This thesis will discuss the decline in music literacy alongside research supporting the benefits of a creative, holistic, flexible music education program. These items will then be applied to developing an elementary piano curriculum. A four-volume piano method emphasizing theory and musicianship in the context of performance literature is outlined and level one is presented in detail.