Interactive seminar focused on piano pedagogy, piano performance/technique and piano repertoire. Various pedagogical techniques and learning theories will be discussed with the primary focus on beginning level students in both private and group settings. The course will also survey current piano methods and investigate approaches to teaching technique, theory, sight reading, improvisation, and the business aspects of studio teaching. The performance component will focus on technical development, physical awareness, performance anxiety, memorization and style interpretation. Piano literature from the four principle style periods will be discussed and analyzed from a performance perspective. This will include both concert repertoire and teaching repertoire. Prerequisite: Departmental approval and permission of instructor.