Becoming a Better Music Teacher

Becoming a Better Music Teacher

Course provided by FutureLearn

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 15 hours study time

  • Teacher training and education

  • Free

  • NA

  • Level NA

About this course

Vocal coaches and music teachers have an important role in improving their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument.On this music teacher training course, you will learn to assess your current teaching strategies and look at new ways to engage your students during their lessons.You’ll get instrument-specific advice and resources as well as guidance on how to plan music lessons within a broader curriculum.You’ll gain the confidence to challenge your existing practices and identify weaknesses in your own teaching style in order to become a more effective music or singing teacher. Free to register. Fee to certificate.

Learning outcomes

  1. Reflect on and evaluate your journey to teaching thus far.
  2. Develop an understanding of a range of teaching and learning principles.
  3. Compare teaching and learning principles and develop your own teaching philosophy.
  4. Identify the core musical skills which need to be taught, considering how they inter-relate.
  5. Evaluate your own instrumental technique and assess how you approach teaching technique to your pupils.
  6. Explore the basis for motivation and how motivation is linked to progression.
  7. Develop an understanding of the role of assessment in progression.
  8. Assess your own teaching practice in the context of professional values and practice.
  9. Design a broad, individual learning plan for pupils with reference to short term goals.
  10. Engage with other teachers and contribute to discussion about professional development.