Available in 2017

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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2017

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

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