Derek Polischuk

Celebrating the Spectrum: A Festival of Music and Life

Celebrating the Spectrum 2018

Derek Polischuk

Fellow, Internal Advisory Committee

Associate Professor and Director of Piano Pedagogy
Department of Music

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Derek Polischuk, associate professor of Piano and director of Piano Pedagogy, has been published in Clavier Magazine and in MTNA e-journals on the topics of improvisation, outreach, and piano instruction for students with autism spectrum disorders. He has developed a piano pedagogy curriculum, anchored by the teacher-training program "Pianissimo." Piano pedagogy students have the opportunity to hone their private and group piano teaching skills while working with underserved young pianists from the Lansing and Detroit area.

Courses Taught:

-Piano (MUS 350A)

-Adv Keyboard Meth & Lit II (MUS 449)

-Internship in Music (MUS 466)

-Seminar in Piano Pedagogy (MUS 843)

-Piano (MUS 850A)

-Master's Recital Performance (MUS 896)

-Master's Research (MUS 898)

-Doctoral Recital Performance (MUS 996)

 


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