Professor Pamela D. Pike, PhD

Professor Pamela D. Pike
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Oklahoma
I think you’ll enjoy exploring musical concepts while making music at the piano.

Pamela D. Pike is the Aloysia Landry Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University (LSU), where she coordinates the group piano and piano pedagogy programs. She earned a Bachelor of Music with honors in Piano Performance from The University of Western Ontario, a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Music History from Southern Illinois University, and a PhD in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Pike has published more than three dozen scholarly articles, is the editor-in-chief of Clavier Companion magazine, and she is the author of the book, Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she has extensive experience teaching piano to students of all ages, both privately and in group settings. In addition to teaching piano, Dr. Pike is dedicated to helping pedagogy students develop the skills necessary to become successful piano teachers. Graduates of the LSU piano pedagogy program work in colleges and private studios throughout the United States and on four continents.

Dr. Pike serves as a commissioner and chair for the International Society for Music Education’s Commission on the Education of the Professional Musician. She has served as president of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and of the Baton Rouge Music Teachers Association. She has won the Louisiana Music Teachers Association Outstanding Teacher Award, the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year Award.

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  1. How to Play Piano Sale

    How to Play Piano

    Pamela D. Pike
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    In 36 accessible lessons, How to Play Piano gives you the building blocks you need to go from an interested novice to expressive and talented player. Blending music theory and history with hands-on examples and step-by-step instruction, Professor Pamela Pike guides you through the basic foundations and advanced techniques of piano playing—and shows you how to practice between lessons to make the most of your study.
  2. (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning to Play Guitar Set on sale

    (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning to Play Guitar

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $503.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Read, understand, play, and enjoy music at a whole new level with this two-course set. Experience the joy and sense of accomplishment that comes from mastering the piano with How to Play Piano. And enjoy an engaging and highly effective way to master the fundamentals of guitar with Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos.
  3. (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning Spanish Set

    (Set) How to Play Piano & Learning Spanish

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Discover how easy it is to learn something new with this two-course set. If you have always wanted to take up the piano, but never knew where to start, begin with the 36 lessons of How to Play Piano. Then, Learning Spanish: How to Understand and Speak a New Language offers you an exciting and practical way to quickly build the ability to communicate in Spanish.
  4. (Set) How to Play Piano & The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works Set on sale

    (Set) How to Play Piano & The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $595.00 Starting at $111.90 $759.90 $111.90$759.90
    Experience the piano like never before with this two-course set. Start your journey with the step-by-step lessons of How to Play Piano. Then, join Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances for an in-depth exploration of the solo piano works he considers to be among the most exceptional in The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works.
  5. (Set) How to Play Piano & How to Draw Set

    (Set) How to Play Piano & How to Draw

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $669.90 Starting at $669.90 $769.90 $669.90$769.90
    Tap into your artistic side with this two-course set. If you have always wanted to take up the piano, but never knew where to start, begin with the 36 lessons of How to Play Piano. And discover that drawing is an art anyone can learn with the 36 lessons of How to Draw.
  6. (Set) Playing Guitar like a Pro & How to Play Piano Set on sale

    (Set) Playing Guitar like a Pro & How to Play Piano

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $503.00 Starting at $106.90 $654.90 $106.90$654.90
    Learn how to play two popular instruments with this two-course set. With How to Play Piano, gain the building blocks you need to go from an interested novice to an expressive and talented player. And elevate your guitar skills as you master the signature sounds of iconic guitarists with Playing Guitar like a Pro: Lead, Solo, and Group Performance.
  7. (Set) How to Play Piano & Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Set

    (Set) How to Play Piano & Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $549.90 Starting at $549.90 $639.90 $549.90$639.90
    Go beyond the surface of music with this two-course set. Gain a wealth of in-depth music theory, history, and hands-on experience with How to Play the Piano. Then, experience a solid introduction to music theory's basics in a way that is not technically intimidating, yet provides a substantial grounding with Understanding the Fundamentals of Music.
  8. (SET) America’s Musical Heritage & How to Play Piano Set

    (SET) America’s Musical Heritage & How to Play Piano

    Pamela D. Pike
    Starting at $504.90 Starting at $504.90 $584.90 $504.90$584.90
    Music abounds in this rich and rewarding two-course set from The Great Courses. In America’s Musical Heritage, The Great Courses partners with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings for a fascinating exploration of over 200 years of American music. And in How to Play Piano, try making some music of your own by mastering the building blocks you need to go from interested novice to expressive, talented piano player.