Facilities & Resources

OU piano majors enjoy practicing on Steinway grand pianos in a newly renovated Crawford Practice Building, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center. In addition to the music practice wing, this splendid performance facility includes a renovated Holmberg Hall.

Pedagogy students and faculty teach on two Clavinova piano labs and supporting technology equipment are available for use in the piano pedagogy classes and group piano program. Included in each piano lab are 16 keyboards, a teacher console and lab controller, a SMART board, a data projector, a document camera and other technological equipment.

For more complete information, see the Facilities page on the OU School of Music website.

The Ruby Grant Piano Pedagogy Resource Center

The Ruby Grant Piano Pedagogy Resource Center houses the latest in teaching materials and equipment. It is a center for research in the field by graduate students and visiting scholars on sabbatical leave from colleges and universities throughout the country. The resource center (Catlett Rooms 003 and 004) features a Yamaha keyboard, Macintosh computer, DVD player, video cameras and playback facilities for viewing and listening to tapes, CDs, and DVDs. Numerous current books on piano pedagogy, piano playing, teaching, learning theories, and other topics, musical scores, and periodicals are also housed here. The Ruby Grant Piano Pedagogy Resource Center is a hub for much of the activity in the piano pedagogy programs at the University of Oklahoma.

Music and Research Materials in the Ruby Grant Piano Pedagogy Resource Center

This center is unique and the heart of student activity in the program. Some of the materials housed in the resource center are listed below.