The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course is the second of two electives in Music Pedagogy whose aim is to provide a general overview of the pedagogical and business requirements necessary to run a successful instrumental/singing teaching studio. The course focuses on the teaching literature of the intermediate instrumental/singing student, an overview of relevant teaching principles as well as the business aspects of running a professional teaching studio.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2018.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate general knowledge of, and critically analyse a body of teaching literature and software applications for intermediate students in their chosen instrument.

2. Be able consolidate their knowledge by creating an outline of a complete program of study for intermediate instrumental students, as well as create lesson plans.

3. Apply a wide range of teaching strategies corresponding to core areas of intermediate instrumental study.

4. Be able to address the elements of compliance required in a simple business plan applicable a studio-based teaching practice.

5. Demonstrate appropriate teaching & communication strategies, manage time effectively, and incorporate a range of learning activities for a 20 minute early intermediate instrumental lesson.


Course content will include, but is not limited to, study of:

  • Intermediate level teaching literature;
  • Relevant teaching strategies;
  • Business requirements for running a music teaching studio.

Assumed knowledge

6th Grade Level AMEB or equivalent

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Program of Teaching

Portfolio: Business Setup

Practical Demonstration: Demonstration Lesson