Courses & Units

Studio Music Teaching FCB304




This unit provides students with an overview of the developmental characteristics of learners and music learning in a one-to-one or small group instrumental/vocal setting. Students develop an understanding of a range of teaching, learning and assessment theories and methodologies relevant to the studio teaching context for individuals and groups.

Lecture/workshops enable students to understand music performance from the points of view of the learner and the teacher. Students develop skills in analysing repertoire in order to plan for teaching it, and an appreciation of a range of learning styles and modalities that students may display. Advocacy for music education, ethical and professional standards are key elements of the unit.


Unit name Studio Music Teaching
Unit code FCB304
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts
Discipline Music

Dr Sean Priest

Teaching staff

Dr Sean Priest

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,207.00 100101

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Teaching Pattern

2hr lecture, 1 hr workshop weekly (13 wks)


Formative: Two written assignments (e.g. critiques/reviews) due weeks 3 (1500 words) & 6 (1500 words): 30%

Cumulative: Ongoing class work engagement, practical activities during workshops, written activities: 20%

Summative: Essay (2000 words), due week 9: 20%; Teaching Plan (3000 words), due week 12: 30%

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Flexible Study Options




Hallam, S Instrumental Teaching, a practical guide to teaching and learning ISBN 0 435 81146 0 Heinemann educational publishers 1998

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