University of Reading

University of Reading

Instrumental Teaching

This programme covers the principals and processes of music teaching. Study addresses how teachers manage professional self-development and competence through an understanding of general educational principles and the underlying rationale of their teaching.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have received professional training, possess a recognised qualification in an instrument or voice, and currently be teaching individual pupils or small groups. Those who do not hold a recognised qualification should provide evidence of minimum standards of performance by submission of an authenticated audition tape, or by attending an interview and audition.

Course modules

4 modules: principles and processes of music teaching; principles and processes of studio music teaching; instrument-specific and vocal teaching and learning; processes of reflective teaching.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of written assignments and DVD presentations for each module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Distance learning - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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