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MUS2030 - Professional Practice 2

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Fintan Murphy


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit will cover the important approaches to the teaching of instrumental and vocal music, especially methodologies that aim to teach the beginner. A weekly lecture will present methods such as Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and Yamaha. A further practicum class will offer either;

  1. A seminar focusing on instrumental technique and analysis of playing in instrument specific groups or
  2. A seminar focusing on School music programs - what to expect and how to prepare for teaching in the school environment (no prerequisite.)


At the conclusion of the unit, students should have acquired:

  1. A more advanced level of aural skills.
  2. Intermediate analytical and practical skills in instrumental/vocal pedagogy.


An examination of no more than 30 minutes consisting of a student presentation followed by a viva voce. A written synopsis will be handed in at the examination. (4500 words): 100%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour seminar) per week


MUS2020 or permission