More information about this PDLC can be found in this document: EMU PDLC Info
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Additional information about Piano 1:
The Piano Level 1 course at EMU will be run in a hybrid format. This will consist of:
•In-person class meetings: Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24. (Mon-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-2:00pm)
•Synchronous online meetings BEFORE the in-person portion on the following dates (all in ET): Friday, May 12, 10:00am-1:00pm, Friday, June 2, 10:00am-3:00pm
•Synchronous online meetings AFTER the in-person portion on the following dates (all in ET):Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday, July 16, 10:00am-3:00pm, Saturday, September 23, 1:00-5:00pm (ET)
•Asynchronous online coursework (approx. 5 hours, details TBA)
Piano 2 Application Requirements:
To apply for a Level 2 PDLC, Level 1 must have been completed in a previous year. Levels 1 and 2 are not completed during the same year as time is required to put the learning from Level 1 into practice. Participation in Level 2 requires official acceptance through the application process outlined by the Gordon Institute for Music Learning below.
Level 2 video requirement deadline is May 15th. Please send recording links and questions to Jenny Fisher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• A 15-20 minute video of the candidate teaching piano students. Either 15-20 continuous minutes or a compilation of video clips are acceptable. The video is reviewed in light of the quality of the teaching rather than the success of the student(s) on the recording. Include the following:
1. Teach piano students two minutes of Tonal Learning Sequence activities at the Verbal Association level in harmonic minor tonality. Include teaching mode and evaluation mode.
2. Teach piano students two minutes of Rhythm Learning Sequence activities at the Verbal Association level in triple meter. Include teaching mode and evaluation mode.
3. Perform songs in at least two different tonalities.
4. Perform songs or chants in at least two different meters.
5. Move in continuous flow and demonstrate weight, space, and/or time activities with piano students.
6. Teach a ‘Song to Sing’ from Music Moves Book 1 or 2.
7. Teach a piano piece from Music Moves Book 1, Book 2 or a rote piano solo.
8. Guide a Rhythm Creativity/Improvisation activity using voice and/or piano.
• A one-page single-spaced reflective statement on the candidate’s experiences teaching Learning Sequence Activities (Tonal Units 1-3 and Rhythm Units 1-4) and on his/her development as a general practitioner of Music Learning Theory.