MUS 6539 – Practicum in Piano Pedagogy

Spring 2018

Dr. Michael Rushing

Aven 203

Extension 3230

Prerequisite:        Acceptance into the Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy degree, or consent of instructor

Credit hours:        1

Location:        Aven 203

Day/Time:        TBA

Required Materials:        No required text

Office hours by appointment

Course Description

Piano pedagogy interns will teach piano to pre-college students, adult hobby students, and/or college music majors and non-music majors in private and/or group settings. Students will receive weekly evaluation of teaching assignments through feedback from piano pedagogy faculty and self-evaluation of videotaped lessons.


This course is designed to meet the teaching internship requirement of the Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy and the Master of Music in Piano Performance.

Student Objectives

Students will:


Academic Integrity

“Mississippi College students are expected to be scrupulously honest.  Dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism or furnishing false information, including forgery, alteration or misuse of College documents, records or identification, will be regarded as a serious offense subject to severe penalty, including, but not limited to, loss of credit and possible dismissal” (MC General Bulletin).  See MC Policy 2.19 for official policy.

Methods of Instruction

Required Practices

Methods of Evaluation

Last day to drop a class

        March 23

Attendance Policy

        See page 32 of the 2011-2012 Graduate Catalog for current attendance policies.

Disability Accommodations:

Disabilities Accommodations:

In order for a student to receive disability accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, he or she must schedule an individual meeting with Student Counseling and Disability Services (SCDS) before each semester or upon immediate recognition of the disability. The student must provide written documentation from a medical physician and/or licensed clinician that verifies his or her disability with recommended accommodations.  Documentation must be current (within 3 years).   SCDS will assist the student in notifying his or her professors about the recommended academic accommodations.  SCDS is located in Alumni Hall Room #4.  SCDS may also be reached via email at or by telephone at 601-925-7790.

Additional information

Graduate students should read the Graduate Orientation Manual in its entirety. This is an important part of the orientation process for graduate students.