The MMus in Piano Performance & Pedagogy at the University of Toronto is an innovative program which combines the strengths of the piano performance department with the music education research field, pedagogy seminars and teaching practicum offerings. To prepare for an active and rewarding career in the field of piano performance and pedagogy, we encourage development in the following areas:
Our mission is to provide individualized guidance for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in this multi-faceted field.
The DMA in Piano Performance & Pedagogy at the University of Toronto continues to focus on the highest levels of performance artistry while offering further seminar and practicum coursework at various levels of teaching and pedagogy research. The purpose of this degree is to prepare candidates for the competitive field of university level teaching and performing.
This program offers a unique learning environment for beginner and intermediate-level piano students by providing a comprehensive music curriculum through a combination of group instruction and traditional private lessons.
In this program, adults with a pianistic background have the opportunity to study privately with graduate performance and pedagogy majors. In addition, masterclasses (public performance classes which are coached) are arranged for the participants and will allow graduate students to gain further teaching experience in these public settings. This program runs for two cycles: from the first week of October for an 8-week period, and then again in January for another 8-week period, culminating in an informal recital.