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Music Education: Instrument and Vocal Teaching (MA, PGDip, PGCert)


Course Description

This unique taught programme will develop pedagogical skills in a context in which students can draw upon and deepen their existing practical experience as instrumental/vocal teachers. It can be undertaken as a full 180-credit MA, or as a Postgraduate Diploma or Certificate.

Students will develop theoretical and practical understanding of instrumental teaching, research skills and strategies for reflective practice: skills enhancing employability and capability.

The course is led by Dr Elizabeth Haddon LRSM. Her work on instrumental pedagogy has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at international music education conferences.

In addition to her work at the University of York as Research Fellow and piano teacher she also has considerable experience in private studio instrumental teaching.

Course structure

Students will participate in seminars and in practical sessions in which they will have the opportunity to teach others and to receive feedback on their teaching skills.

They will have regular meetings with the programme leader to discuss their progress and to plan and prepare work for assessment, which will include both written and practical work, with a final submission consisting of either an extended essay or a portfolio of lessons plus commentaries.

Students will have opportunities to engage in the many ensemble and performance activities on offer in this vibrant music department.

Employment outcomes

The academic qualification and experience gained through this programme will enhance employability in a competitive field. The programme develops skills vital for engaging in successful private studio or institutional teaching contexts.

Visit the Music Education: Instrument and Vocal Teaching (MA, PGDip, PGCert) page on the University of York website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 in Music (or equivalent professional experience subject to interview and references)

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