ERIC Number: ED198811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-24
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education for Private Piano Teachers: A Breakthrough for the '80s.
Hugdahl, Edward O.
For nine years, the Educational Telephone Network (ETN) operated by the University of Wisconsin Extension has been used to meet the continuing education needs of private piano teachers in the state by the UWEX Music Department. The interactive aural communications system has over 100 listening locations throughout Wisconsin, with at least one in each of the state's 71 counties and one on each of the 27 campuses of the University of Wisconsin system. Individual locations are equipped with a high fidelity speaker and microphones called an EDUCOM unit, and music can be transmitted satisfactorily over the system for teaching purposes. This paper provides an overview of offerings for private piano teachers, a discussion of the effectiveness of distance learning for music, a list of appropriate techniques for such instruction, and a summary of the results of a longitudinal study of the spring series of courses. An extensive bibliography is provided, as well as appendices which include lists of program offerings for 1973-1980, data from the longitudinal study, and examples of brochures announcing programs. (MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Distance Education
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Piano Pedagogy (2nd, Champaign, IL, October 24, 1980).