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Teaching Musical Concepts (from The Beginner Course)

Frances Clark Center via Kadenze


Teaching Musical Concepts offers teachers practical pedagogy for the development of confident and secure music learners from the beginning level of study. Special emphasis is on concept preparation and introduction, and the process of generalization.

This is a fully online course comprised of video and written materials from The Beginner Course: Establishing Strong Foundations for Young Pianists, a comprehensive course offered by the Frances Clark Center. The full course is available in self-guided and facilitated versions at

This is is a self-guided micro-course. Reflection questions serve as a way to reflect on the material as well as your own teaching and performing experiences. You will not respond to these questions on the platform, but you may wish to complete the activities for your own personal use.

Taught by

Craig Sale, Michaela Boros, Anna Beth Rucker and Andrea McAlister


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