Performance Pedagogy Seminar 1

Subject 740-504 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

On campus delivery only. Please note this subject is not offered externally or via distance education.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A seminar of 2 hours per week.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to 740-726 Performance Studies (MMusStuds), or 740-437 Practical Study 4-1 (Post/Graduate Diploma in Music).
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit.


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Subject Overview:

This subject consists of applied study of both the practice and conceptual basis governing instrumental pedagogy, from the earliest lessons to approximately AMEB Grade Four. The subject also examines the pedagogical interrelationship between student and teacher in the formative stages of instrumental tuition.


On completion of this subject, students should have:

  • Developed an advanced understanding of the technical and instrumental requirements involved in teaching at the formative level;
  • Acquired a sound understanding of the repertoire and literature requirements for instrumental teaching at this level;
  • Gained an understanding of the cognitive and artistic interrelationships between students, teacher and instrument relevant to instrumental teaching at this level.
Assessment: An end-of-semester observed lesson at the appropriate level (50%); three performances of appropriate teaching material (30%); written assignments (20%).
Prescribed Texts: None.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Music Studies by Coursework(Performance/Teaching)
Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Instrumental/Vocal Teaching)

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