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Music Education: Piano

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Study music education at NGU and learn to inspire others through the world of music.

North Greenville University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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For the Love of Music

Music is created to be shared and to inspire. You enjoy sharing your passion and talent for music with others. The field of music education provides an opportunity to create a career of passing on your love of music.

The Cline School of Music integrates academic excellence, a Christian worldview, and an enriched cultural experience to produce well-rounded Christian musicians.

By studying music education: instrumental with a piano focus, you’ll enhance your own musical talent through applied lessons and ensemble performances. Courses in music theory and history, methods, education, and directed student teaching will prepare you to be an effective music educator.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Piano?

A Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in piano can open up various career opportunities in the field of music and education. While some of these careers may require additional certifications or advanced degrees, here are several options to consider:


Arts and Culture Entrepreneur

Music Teacher (K–12)

Music Technology Specialist

Music Therapist

Private Piano Instructor

Experience Learning as You Compose, Practice, Perform, and Perfect

Bands and Ensembles

You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU. 





Compose or Perform (or Both!)

Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. Receive helpful feedback to grow as an artist. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone.

Work Studies for Every Level of Experience

Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others. 

Plenty of Space to Find Your Place

You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Christian Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft. 

Study Music Education – One Note at a Time

Music Education Piano Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Primary and Secondary Instrument
  • Intro to Education
Music Education Piano Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Computer Technology for Musicians
  • String Techniques
  • Basic Conducting
  • Ensembles
  • Foundations of Education
Music Education Piano Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Musical Styles: Before 1750
  • Musical Styles: 1750–19th Century
  • Advanced Conducting
  • Educational Psychology
  • Music in Elementary Schools
Music Education Piano Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
  • Music in Secondary Schools
  • Musical Styles: Post–19th Century
  • Primary Instrument
  • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

Have Questions about the Music Education or Piano Concentration?

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J. David Cudd, EdD

Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
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