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Unit Overview


This practical unit draws together students from different instrumental and voice specialisations to examine the practical issues underpinning teaching of solo instrumental and vocal performance. In extending practical instruction from their previous MUSC2542 Principal Studies 4 or MUSC3541 Principal Studies 5, within their instrumental or voice specialisation students will explore theories of teaching and the pedagogies that are most common, be mentored by the Chair of their specialisation area, observe and participate in instructing other students in one-to-one teaching, and develop a practical studio teaching model that can be applied immediately.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Music major sequence

Students are able to (1) demonstrate maintenance of instrumental/vocal technique at the intermediate tertiary level attained at Level 2; (2) demonstrate understanding and application of current pedagogy within an instrumental/vocal specialisation; and (3) develop a practical studio teaching model.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) solo repertoire test; (2) concert and instrumental workshop participation and collaborative music project; and (3) portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the solo repertoire test component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Paul de Cinque
Unit rules
MUSC2542 Principal Studies 4 in any specialisation
and MUSC2591 Music Large Ensemble 3
and MUSC2520 Music Language 3 and
MUSC2341 Music and Practices of Listening
or MUSC2342 Music in Action
Either MUSC3591 Music Large Ensemble 5
Or MUSC3592 Music Large Ensemble 6
MUSC3541 Principal Studies 5 (ID 1241).
MUSC3561 Practical Pedagogy in the Music Studio (ID 7812)
Contact hours
individual/group lessons: 12 hours per semester
workshops: 20 hours per semester
collaborative music projects: varies according to each project
Students must be registered with or be eligible to be approved for a Government of Western Australia Working With Children Check (see
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.