Performance Teaching

This specialist coursework degree prepares graduates in Western classical and contemporary music as performer-teachers. Our graduates work as instrumental or vocal instructors in schools, studios, community programs, and in private provider and further education settings.

Performance Teaching at the Conservatorium

On this course you will choose between two specialisations:

  • The Instrumental Specialisation prepares you for school-based instrumental/vocal teaching. It includes three professional placements and a specific focus on conducting and orchestration.
  • The Studio Specialisation prepares you for private studio-based instrumental/vocal teaching. It includes two professional placements and a focus on instrumental pedagogy.

We offer advanced music performance tuition, second instrument studies and ensemble participation alongside the pedagogy of performance teaching. Professional practice takes place in various settings, including community organisations, schools, studios and Suzuki classes. Elective subjects are offered in practical, theoretical and research areas.

Completing the Instrumental Specialisation enables you to obtain advanced standing with a range of education providers, leading to Victorian Institute of Teaching registration after an additional period of study.

This course also offers a pathway into the PhD after completing the Professional Research Project elective.

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Master of Music (Performance Teaching)

Performance Teaching

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Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
This two-night concert series features second and third year student ensembles from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in small ensemble settings. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your...

Jazz & Improvisation Small Ensemble Series

Tuesday 15 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
This two-night concert series features second and third year student ensembles from the Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program, performing original compositions and arrangements in small ensemble settings. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your...

Jazz & Improvisation Large Ensemble Series

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm
Grant Street
The Conservatorium’s Jazz & Improvisation program showcase their eclectic range of large ensembles, featuring staff and emerging contemporary improvisers. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event s...

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