Peabody Outreach for Piano Pedagogy (POPP) provides Peabody students the opportunity to teach weekly piano lessons in Baltimore area schools. The program began in the spring semester of 2018 at Thomas Johnson Elementary School, and has expanded over the years to include outreach at the Bille Holiday Elementary School and the Peabody Preparatory. POPP was founded and originally funded by Peabody alumni interested in providing access to a one-on-one foundational education on piano for students that cannot access such a service through their school system, at no cost to the student. The program focuses on elementary-aged students.
Throughout the school year, POPP fellows are able to become familiar with teaching structure outside of the standard studio format, as well as to gain experience with foundational pedagogy. Fellows are provided with a $3000 stipend split into 15 payments, with assistance in transportation if necessary.
For further information, please contact Dr. Hyun-Sook Park at [email protected].