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PG Cert/ PG Dip/ MA in Music Education Practice

Course Description

The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate programme, developed to support and recognise the skills of musicians working in music education. It is designed as a professional development programme for musicians working in the UK and beyond in any educational setting: from instrumental and vocal teachers to community music practitioners.

Visit the website: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/music/teaching-musician-postgraduate-certificatediploma

Programme detail

The Teaching Musician will broaden and deepen your understanding of current learning models and core pedagogy, while supporting you to refine your practical skills through weekend workshops and inspiring work placements. It can be completed in a series of study blocks, leading to Certificate, Diploma or MA qualifications.


The programme is for experienced music leaders, teachers, community musicians, animateurs, and others working in learning or participatory settings, within the UK or internationally. Primarily a distance learning programme, it is designed for practitioners looking for a sustained training programme that offers the flexibility to be completed alongside a professional career. The programme offers opportunities to reflect, engage with theory and research, and develop new skills within a community of other practitioners.

Format and assessment

- Four weekends of seminars and practical workshops (Certificate)
- Ongoing distance learning that supports you to reflect on your professional practice
- Work placements, action research and mentoring
- Additional taught modules for PGDip/MA delivered in April 2017
- Active engagement with other students, sharing ideas, skills and approaches through our online Virtual Learning Environment
- Teaching, support and mentoring from expert staff
- Written and practical assessments

Please note that this qualification does not offer QTS (Qualified Teacher Status).


- 100-seat Peacock Room
- 100-seat Theatre Studio, with sprung dance floor
- Elegant Stuart & Mackerras Rooms for chamber music
- 80+ practice rooms
- Dedicated suites for Brass, Composition, Early Music, Harp Jazz and Percussion


Located within the beautiful Wren-designed King Charles Court at the Old Royal Naval College, Trinity Laban richly deserves its international reputation as one of the premier institutions in the United Kingdom for the study of music.

The Faculty of Music is celebrated for its fine facilities, which include state-of-the-art practice rooms equipped with superb pianos, the outstanding Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts and the magnificent concert halls in nearby Blackheath.

We have long been acknowledged for fostering and promoting a caring and supportive environment in which our students can flourish and we are particularly proud of the high profile of our professorial staff, who work as acclaimed soloists or belong to top London orchestras and opera companies.

The beautiful site set alongside the River Thames and Greenwich Park, the highly distinguished and talented professorial staff and our innovative and comprehensive course provision make Trinity Laban's Faculty of Music the natural choice for all who seek the best in professional music performance training.

How to apply: http://www.trinitylaban.ac.uk/study/how-to-apply/music-applications

Visit the PG Cert/ PG Dip/ MA in Music Education Practice page on the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A degree or equivalent training and professional experience; those without a degree level qualification will be asked to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Considerable professional experience in music education and/or participatory settings, which should normally be current or recent. Fluent musical skills on your principal instrument/voice (normally grade 8 or equivalent professional experience). Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including English at IELTS 6.5 overall (min. of 6.0 in all areas) or equivalent for international students.

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