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Improve your teaching strategies and skills as a music teacher or vocal coach and learn how to inspire your music students with this Becoming a Better Music Teacher course from ABRSM by FutureLearn.

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Overview

Vocal coaches and music teachers have an important role in improving their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument. On this course, you will learn to assess your current teaching strategies and look at new ways to engage your students during their lessons.

This Becoming a Better Music Teacher course from ABRSM by FutureLearn  will offer instrument-specific advice and resources as well as guidance on how to plan music lessons within a broader curriculum. You will 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.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

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

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Assess your current teaching
  • Explore and evaluate teaching and learning principles
  • Identify core musical skills
  • Evaluate your own technique
  • Develop a range of strategies for teaching technique
  • Explore links between motivation and progression
  • Increase your awareness of professional values and practice
  • Design a curriculum and devise lesson plans
  • Produce a personal development plan

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 35 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This course is for all music and instrument teachers and vocal coaches. It’s ideal for both private teachers as well as teachers working in schools, music trusts or music academies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 35 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD per year during 35 days.

It's free to join and study this course, you have the option to upgrade  and receive a digital and printed certificate for $64. Additional benefits can be reached via the Unlimited FutureLearn product. 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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