UCA Piano Pedagogy Lab Class (Fall 2023)

UCA Piano Preparatory Program

Piano Pedagogy Lab Class

The UCA Piano Preparatory Program offers excellent piano education for children from the local area.  The program serves the community by offering quality music education as well as a learning laboratory for our Piano Pedagogy students.  They observe, tutor, and interact with the children under the guidance of the supervising professor.  The class includes instruction in reading notes and rhythms, ear training, proper piano technique, improvisation, movement to music, and beginning artistry.

Beginning Piano Class information:

Tuesday evenings, 5:30-6:15

Snow Fine Arts building room 134

August 28 through November 28, 2023 (12 lessons)

  • 35 minutes of group instruction
    • planned and taught by Professor Franklin
    • 10 minute teaching sessions by pedagogy students as the semester progresses
  • 10 minutes of individual tutoring on the keyboards
    • one on one attention from a Piano Pedagogy student, supervised by Professor Franklin


  • $200 per semester
  • two books (to be purchased by the parent)

Students ages 6-8 accepted by invitation or audition only.  A brief interview will determine the child’s readiness.

An end of the semester recital will be held to celebrate our students’ progress

Family responsibilities:

  • A working keyboard/piano at home in a place which allows the student daily, focused practice
  • Parent involvement in daily practicing
  • Consistent attendance at class

About the Instructor:

Mrs. Franklin has been on the UCA piano faculty since 1994.  She is active as a teacher, clinician, adjudicator, collaborative pianist, and church musician.  Mrs. Franklin has enjoyed teaching children for more than 30 years.  She enjoys creative lessons, full of fun and active learning.  Her goal is to foster the love of music and send each child home prepared and motivated to practice.


About the Piano Pedagogy Students:

These students have shown a love for piano and teaching.  They have completed several semesters of piano study at UCA and have proven to have the skills necessary to teach beginners.  They have been interviewed by the supervising professor, and their teaching and interaction with the students will be guided.