Music Pedagogy - MUSCH13766

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of the Arts and Media


Program: 3766 - Music / Engineering (Honours)


Bachelor of Music (Major)

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Stream Outline

Music Pedagogy offers extensive pre-professional training in musicianship, musicology, ensemble performance, pedagogical methods, and educational and motivational psychology specifically for studio music teaching.

The stream is structured around three core courses. Music Studio Teaching, the gateway to the stream, focuses on instrumental and vocal teaching and learning in the private studio setting. Students will gain practical experience by teaching and presenting aspects of their specialist instrumental and vocal skills, with peer evaluation and support; they will also learn to appraise, evaluate and apply aspects of professional and research knowledge as they develop their individual approaches to practice. Becoming a Performer addresses the nature and acquisition of musical skills, supporting relatively advanced students to become more reflective and independent practitioners. Educating the Musical Novice is about learning to teach instrumental or vocal skills to beginners, with an emphasis on the research and theoretical knowledge related to children’s learning and music education.

Music Pedagogy also enables students to develop excellence in a comprehensive range of ensemble practices, in other theoretical and critical subjects, in music from various styles, genres and cultures as preparation for professional work in music studio teaching, performance, practice-based research, or further study in classroom music education.

The Music Pedagogy Stream is one of four streams within the Bachelor of Music (UNSW BMus) four-year, full time degree.

Stream Structure

The Music Pedagogy Stream comprises of 18 UOC as follows:
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