MUSC4711 Studio Teaching and Musical Leadership 1

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
This unit includes the psychological and pedagogical aspects of instrumental and vocal teaching and performance; rehearsal techniques; conducting school ensembles; philosophy and psychology of instrumental teaching and learning; and materials, repertoire and methods. At the core of the unit is the teaching apprenticeship requiring a minimum of 20 hours of supervised teaching. Full details of the content of each component of this unit may be found in the respective unit outlines available from the School of Music.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of current curriculum expectations of the Instrumental Music components of the National Curriculum for Music and the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), including familiarity with the current practices in schools; (2) plan and present outcomes-based lessons for upper primary and lower secondary instrumental classes which incorporate an inclusive approach; (3) demonstrate an awareness of ensemble recruitment and retention as well as teaching strategies from beginner level onwards, and demonstrate approaches to evaluation and selection of teaching materials in the light of current educational practice; (4) apply proven pedagogical strategies encountered in the literature and reflect on these in relation to teaching experience; and (5) demonstrate confidence and competence in teaching choral and instrumental music in individual and small-group situations and in rehearsals at upper primary and lower secondary levels.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation and (2) coursework assignment(s) and a reflective evaluation of performance during the teaching apprenticeship. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicholas Bannan
Contact hours
30—3 hours per week (for 10 weeks); teaching apprenticeship: min. 20 hours
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.