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Instrumental Music Education Specialisation

Code SPAAQX

The specialisation is designed for students who wish to teach instruments in music in individual or group settings, and direct large scale school music ensembles.

Within the instrumental component, instrumental teaching pedagogies are examined, including metacognition and modelling as teaching constructs, along with the role of repertoire selection, student motivation, and administrative and legal responsibilities. The ensembles component explores rationales for ensemble programs while developing basic conducting skills, repertoire knowledge, aural awareness and director/student relationships. The ensemble component is delivered in a practical, ensemble-based setting.

Special entry requirements

It is desirable that all applicants have some experience either singing or playing an instrument, and have, at minimum, basic music reading skills. Units in an undergraduate course would be beneficial. This is a specialisation for those wishing to teach individual students (i.e. not in a class or group setting).

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Unit set overview

Code

SPAAQX

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

Details

Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MUE6205Instrumental Music Education Foundations10
MUE6305Secondary Instrumental Music Education10

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This specialisation is for students wishing to become secondary instrumental music teachers.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Music Teacher, Instrumental Music Teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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