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Associate Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Coordinator of Class Piano
College of Music. UCB 301
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder CO 80309

Location of my studio at CU Boulder (Google maps)


Recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Teaching Award, awarded by the students and faculty of the School of Music, Ohio University.

Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi currently teaches piano, piano pedagogy and class piano at the College of Music at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is in charge of the pedagogy and class piano areas. He taught piano and coordinated the class piano area at Ohio University, Athens, from 1998 until 2004. In the summer, he is a visiting faculty at the Master in Latin American Music Performance program at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

He maintains a private studio and teaches students of all ages and levels in Boulder, Colorado.

In the spring of 2005 he revised and re-instated the Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy degree, now being offered at U. of Colorado.


Courses taught at CU

Applied piano lessons. PMUS 1636-5636

Class piano for music majors. PMUS 1105, 1205, 2105, 2205

Keyboard harmony for piano majors. MUSC 2325

MUSC 3345 (2). Piano Pedagogy 1.

Discusses teaching philosophies, objectives, and procedures of elementary piano teaching. Examines and evaluates methods and materials. Studies practical aspects with which the private teacher is concerned. Includes segment on teaching with technology. Offered fall of even-numbered years.

MUSC 3355 (2). Piano Pedagogy 2.

Materials and techniques for teaching piano with a focus on the intermediate level student. Includes a segment on technological tools for teaching. Offered only in spring of odd-numbered years.

MUSC 3445 (1). Practicum in Piano Teaching: Elementary Level

Provides practical experience teaching piano at the elementary and early intermediate levels under faculty supervision.

MUSC 5305 (2). Piano Pedagogy Group Techniques (graduate).

Discusses materials and techniques for teaching beginning piano students of various ages in class settings. Includes a segment on technological tools. Special attention given to adult classes.

MUSC 5315 (2). Piano Pedagogy: Intermediate Literature (graduate).

Surveys repertoire for intermediate and early advanced level piano students and discusses teaching techniques. Explores issues relevant to the advanced performer, such as handling of performance anxiety, physical and psychological well-being, advanced technique, etc.

MUSC 5215 (1). Studies in Piano Teaching (graduate).

Studies the practical aspects and techniques for teaching piano at the intermediate and advanced levels in pre-college and college settings, as well as teaching group piano at the college level. Provides practical experience under faculty supervision.

MUSC 5345. Research: Piano Literature and Pedagogy (graduate).

Looks at individual or group research related to piano pedagogy or literature for piano. This course is used as a topics seminar course.