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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Fintan Murphy


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.

  1. 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%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graeme Smith

Contact hours

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

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



MUS2020 or permission