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Music Education Instrumental and Vocal Teaching PGDip

Music Education Instrumental and Vocal Teaching PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Music Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

Our PGDip in Music Education is a practical course for musicians interested in developing their instrumental and vocal teaching skills. You'll 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'll 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



This module builds on material presented in Term 1 and will extend knowledge, understanding, and research skills. It develops understanding of learning and teaching styles, learner motivation and the development of expertise, particularly in relation to the intermediate learner, placed in transition from beginner to advanced learner. The module facilitates understanding of research relating to healthy physical and vocal practice, and the development and teaching of instrumental/vocal practising skills, aural, sight-reading, improvisation, composition, scales, technique and repertoire, and using technology in teaching. It develops research skills through further examination of a range of written and online material, particularly in relation to comparative review.
Module 4:One-to-one teaching (Intermediate) (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


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.