Enrollment is currently closed for 2020-2021.

At the heart of this program is the most important piece of advice that I could ever give a new teacher: Start your students the right way.

How does this program benefit aspiring student teachers?

  • Real world experience before teaching privately
  • Constant mentoring/answering questions, problem solving
  • Your students can participate in larger recitals and events by Scottsdale Piano Academy
  • Weekly Workshops
  • Opportunity to observe lessons prior to teaching
  • Certification at the end of the program
  • Resume-building experience
  • Build confidence when you start a studio or continue teaching after graduation
  • Learn business skills – how to set up a studio, invoicing, studio communications
  • Access to an extensive library of songs/books/resources for you and your students
  • When you teach, you understand your own learning and technique better.
  • Learn how to break concepts down and build them together
  • Sharing your love of music with others.

What are the requirements for aspiring teachers to join and receive a certification in the Bright Start Piano Academy pedagogy program?

  • Currently working towards or have exceeded Level 8 in the Arizona Study Program.
  • Must have received a Superior with Honors for at least 6 of the 8 years in the Arizona Study Program.
  • Must participate in at least five studio recitals per year.
  • Have the ability to teach from home and online.
  • Great sight-reader with ability to play all teacher accompaniments in student books.
  • A minimum of four student observations per week with at least 30 student observations prior to teaching.
  • Must complete 12 weeks of workshops over the course of the program.
  • Must log 80 student observations over the course of the program.
  • Must complete a student teacher portfolio and submit all assignments.

How do I apply?

Please fill out the following application HERE