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Foundation in Music Pedagogy

Integrated Curriculum for Instrumental Skills, Aural and Theory Progression 1

About this Course

This course helps you take your first steps toward being a holistic, effective and engaging music educator. Make your music lessons fun and interesting for your students of all ages by building a diverse tool kit of activities and teaching strategies, using the ESIC principles from The Music Circle Method.

Educators across all instruments will be introduced to The Music Circle Method of musical progression. Learners will be guided on how to integrate aural skills and music theory with instrumental lessons for their beginner students.

A unique feature of this programme is the practical training opportunities for learners to apply and practise their learning in a real-world teaching environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Learners will be able to recognise and identify the different stages of musical progression (Experience – Sing/Say – Identify – Create)
  • Learners will be able to employ the activities and teaching strategies taught for Stage 1 and 2 Theory and Aural in their music lessons.
  • Learners will be able to present and discuss their ability to incorporate engaging activities into their individual instrumental lessons, using Stage 1 and 2 theory and aural progression concepts.
Who is this Course for?
  • Tertiary music students and music graduates aspiring to be music educators.
  • Instrumental teachers who want to be well equipped with pedagogical skills to teach young beginners.
  • Experienced instrumental teachers who want to learn new ways to and engage students meaningfully.
Course Outline
6 weeks (4-5 hours a week)
50% Online, 50% In Person
Shareable Certificate