The Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music is proud to offer the Licentiate Diploma in piano pedagogy, the first of its kind in Canada. This diploma will present the successful candidate with a program of extensive study including research, pedagogy and piano performance skills.
This Licentiate Diploma in piano pedagogy is a unique program designed to enrich the teaching skills of the private teacher. The candidate may be a recent university graduate planning a career in the private sector, a non-qualified teacher seeking qualification or a qualified teacher seeking higher education and further study. The Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Licentiate Diploma in Piano Pedagogy is available to any teacher of any conservatory or other training background.
This program is multi-faceted and more comprehensive than the Northern Lights Canadian National Conservatory of Music Associate Diploma in Pedagogy. All areas of pertinent study have been included within the seven required credits. Candidates will be tested in three 3-hour written examinations, three 2-hour practical examinations, and one research paper.
Candidates will be required to demonstrate practical skills and pedagogical knowledge. Prerequisites Candidates must fulfill one of the following prerequisites:
An Associate in Piano Pedagogy or an equivalent proof of pedagogical training
Five years of documented teaching experience. All candidates are required to have ten students complete conservatory practical examinations. Each of these students must obtain a minimum Honours standing.
Certificates & Diplomas Certificates will be awarded after the successful completion of each individual credit. A diploma will be awarded after the completion of all requirements.
Performance Level Candidates should aim for the highest possible performance proficiency. Grade Ten Canadian National Conservatory of Music performance level is recommended, but not required. Theory Level Candidates should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of rudiments, advanced harmony, counterpoint and analysis.
History Level Candidates should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of The Canadian National Conservatory of Music's elementary through advanced history program.
Description Theoretical Knowledge (Written Paper A) Piano Pedagogy (Written Paper B) Piano Pedagogy (Written Paper C) Piano Practical I: Pre-One to Grade 5 Repertoire; Technique Piano Practical II: Grade 6 to 9 Repertoire; Keyboard Harmony Piano Practical III: Pred-One to Grade 10 Repertoire by selected composer (Research Paper); Aural, Sight & Vocalization Skills
ANY CREDIT MAY BE REPEATED AND SUPPLEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DESIGNATED PORTIONS OF THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS. Supplemental Examinations Supplemental Examinations are available to candidates requiring a mark upgrade in the Practical Examinations I to III in Sections I,II or III.
Repertoire Selections Candidates will be required to present an extensive collection of teaching repertoire. These works may be selected from any source.
Time Limit The time limit for completion of all Licentiate Diploma requirements will be six years from the date of the candidate's first examination.
Written Examination Candidates may take written examinations at any time.
Editions In the case of Baroque and some early Classical music where the composer did not use dynamic, articulation or expressive markings, the candidate is expected to use their musical knowledge in providing a stylistic performance. Candidates are encouraged to make every effort to obtain editions that present the composer's intentions in the clearest and most accurate manner.