Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Deals with techniques for teaching instruments and vocal studies in one-to-one settings such as in a private music teaching studio. Various instrumental techniques and teaching methodologies are dealt with.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Design curriculums for beginning to intermediate students.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of learning theories in relation to intellectual and motor skills.

3. Demonstrate methodical approaches to the teaching of instrumental/vocal technique, musicianship and style.

4. Equip their students with a wide range of practice strategies including performance preparation.

5. Adapt their communication and instructional strategies to reflect a basic understanding of learner characteristics.

6. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the relevant teaching literature.


A range of teaching methods and activities will be used including:

  1. Lectures and Tutorials.
  2. Online resources.
  3. In-class and on-line discussions.
  4. Group tasks.

Topics covered will include:

  1. Learning Theories.
  2. Learner Characteristics.
  3. Motivation and Trust.
  4. Beginning and Intermediate Instrumental Technique.
  5. Teaching Musicianship Skills.
  6. The Teaching Literature (Repertoire).
  7. Practice Skills.
  8. Performance Preparation.
  9. Studio Administration.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: WIKI

Presentation: WIKI & Group Presentation

Journal: Video & Journal

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term