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Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching MA

Music Education: Instrumental and Vocal Teaching MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our MA in Music Education is a unique course for musicians interested in developing their instrumental and vocal teaching skills. You will explore practical and theoretical concepts of music education, as well as aspects of psychology, music psychology and health. By drawing on your own experiences, you will develop your understanding of instrumental pedagogy and develop strategies for reflective practice, helping you to enhance your capabilities and confidence as a teacher. The experience and qualification gained from this course will help to boost your employability in a competitive international field. You'll develop skills vital for engaging in a wide range of educational activities, including studio and institutional teaching. This course can also lead to further academic study - graduates have gone on to pursue doctoral research as well as a variety of other related qualifications.

Different course options

Full time | University of York | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module develops students? practical and reflective skills as instrumental/vocal teachers. It conveys knowledge relating to understanding the needs of the beginner pupil and facilitates the practical application of this knowledge in order to plan and deliver effective tuition. Through practical instrumental/vocal teaching students will apply theoretical knowledge relating to learning, motivation, the teacher-student relationship, strategies for preparing for and delivering the first lesson, and age-appropriate teaching. Students also gain knowledge of effective teaching materials, understanding of professional ethics and concerns, and develop reflective skills and the ability to detail reflection in written form.
Module 4:One-to-one teaching (Intermediate) (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need to have BA in Music with 2:1 or above. We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 honours degree and relevant professional experience.