Piano Pedagogy at ECU

The ECU School of Music offers coursework in Piano Pedagogy for undergraduate and graduate students to prepare them for a career in teaching.  Students receive hands-on experience through teaching observations, internships, comprehensive study of teaching literature, entrepreneurship and pedagogy research.  Students have numerous opportunities for professional growth through networking with students and teachers across the state and presenting research at conferences.

The Graduate degree with a Concentration in Keyboard Performance Specialist & Pedagogy

The Music, MM Keyboard Performance Specialist & Pedagogy concentration equips today’s pianist with the ability and knowledge for a successful multi-pronged career as a teacher and performer.  For additional details, including admission requirements and curriculum, please visit the URL below:

Music, MM Keyboard Performance Specialist & Pedagogy concentration

Apply to the ECU Graduate School

Within the application, select an audition day.

For more information on this concentration, please contact:
Dr. Samuel Gingher

For more information about School of Music graduate programs contact:
Dr. Jay Juchniewicz, Coordinator of Graduate Studies

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Piano Pedagogy Faculty

Samuel Gingher

Piano Pedagogy, Class Piano

Dr. Samuel Gingher serves as Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at East Carolina University, with previous appointments at Northern Arizona University, Millikin University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Bradley University. His research interests include classical piano improvisation pedagogy and the discovery and performance of rare masterworks. Dr. Gingher’s world-premiere recordings of piano trios by Carl Czerny and four-hand piano fantasies can be heard on the Naxos label. Dr. Gingher has been the recipient of several awards, including the Krannert Debut Artist Award and first prize in Brevard Music Festival’s International Solo Piano Competition. He has performed and taught at piano and chamber music festivals in Arizona, North Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, California, West Virginia, Austria and Switzerland. As an active member of MTNA, he has served as a clinician and adjudicator at conferences in Illinois, New Mexico, Arizona.

For more information about the Piano Program, contact:
Dr. Keiko Sekino