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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Conservatorium Events

Baroque Winter Academy - Flow for Musicians with Rachael Beesley

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Simple and effective Flow ideas for musicians: * Increase awareness of contact with the instrument * Develop resonance produced by your body and the instrument * Enhance ease in playing through movement * Learn improvisation skills to study repertoire We strongly encourage booking in advan...

Baroque Winter Academy - Bohemian Baroque

Monday 22 Jul 2019 at 6:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
Artists’ concert from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Baroque Winter Academy performing repertoire from the highly virtuosic and sublime music from the Bohemian Baroque. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate a...

Baroque Winter Academy - Bohemian Baroque with Donald Nicolson

Tuesday 23 Jul 2019 at 12:30pm
The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
A lecture on affect and on the baroque court of Kroměříž. We strongly encourage booking in advance for all of our events. This guarantees your seat, and allows us to communicate any unforeseen event scheduling changes with you.