Master of Music (Performance Teaching)

  • CRICOS code: 076226J

What will I study?


Course structure

This course is offered as a 1.5 year full-time, 3-year part-time program.

Learning outcomes

  • Advanced technical development on your selected instrument or voice as required of a teacher of music performance.
  • Professional level of expertise and competence as an instrumental or vocal music teacher.
  • Develop a range of teaching approaches for the delivery of instrumental or vocal lessons that foster independent, reflective, motivated and cooperative learning.


This course has been designed to complement the workload and expectations of teaching musicians, who may have a range of commitments each week. There is the opportunity to be flexible in your choice of subjects and mode of delivery. The course continues to integrate more flexible online approaches to suitable subjects in the Master of Music (Performance Teaching) degree.

Classes are usually delivered in the late afternoon or early evening to accommodate your teaching commitments and enable you to travel to evening performances after class.

For a student enrolled full-time (50 credit points), the estimated hours of work required for satisfactory completion of the coursework (attendance, readings, assignments, lessons) could range between 15-20 hours per week. This would vary for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, combined with reading and writing capacity. Where required, additional support may be available for students who need assistance in the completion of tasks.

Sample course plan

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