Piano Pedagogy at the University of Toronto


Master of Music (MMus) in Piano Performance & Pedagogy

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:

  • Highest artistic performance standards
  • Expertise in teaching at various levels ranging from beginners to advanced university level students, in group classes, masterclasses and private lessons
  • Proficiency in thoughtful and original research

Our mission is to provide individualized guidance for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in this multi-faceted field.

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance & Pedagogy

The DMA in Piano Performance & Pedagogy at the University of Toronto is an advanced pre-professional degree that combines performance, applied teaching, and research in pedagogy and androgogy.

Practical teaching experiences include:

  • Children's group classes
  • Children's applied private lessons
  • Upper Intermediate and Advanced level Adult private lessons
  • Advanced level master-classes at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, local arts high schools, and community music schools
  • Pedagogy lectures and workshops in undergraduate coursework

Student Teaching Assistantships (GTSA) available in:

  • UofT Piano Pedagogy Program (children's group and private lessons)
  • Advanced and university level studio and masterclass teaching through the Engineering Music Minor Program (PMU299Y)
  • Undergraduate piano pedagogy course grading, tutorials, mini-lectures (PMU 260H)
  • Collaborative piano positions in vocal and instrumental classes
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