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Prepare for a first-class career as a music teacher

Queensland Conservatorium is internationally recognised for its practice in music pedagogy, curriculum and assessment. As a music professional already working in the field, studying our Graduate Certificate in Music Studies or a Master of Music Studies will enable you to take your teaching career to the highest level.

You'll study the nature of learning and teaching, explore current innovative methods in the studio setting, and apply this learning to your own development, both as performer and teacher. You'll also have the opportunity to present your work to the public, whether in recitals, print or electronic media.

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Study pedagogy at Griffith

Preparing sophisticated educators

Help other reach their full potential

Students of music pedagogy learn how to teach others how to play music. Combining artistic expression and technical abilities with the pedagogy skills of teaching, the aim of the study program is to train students to become responsible music teachers. You'll develop superior skills in your musical profession and be able to customise your studies to suit your needs and professional goals, including specialisations in composition, conducting, pedagogy and performance

Learn from the best

Professor Gemma Carey is one of Australia's foremost authorities in keyboard pedagogy and a well-known author in performance pedagogy, curriculum, and learning and teaching. Joining her is a range of leading vocal and instrumental teachers including Dr Irene Bartlett. All the members of our faculty are active as performers and educators, and dedicated to helping you discover your personal teaching style and strengths.

Outstanding opportunities are available

  • Teaching internships including observation of best teaching practice
  • Master classes with international visiting artists
  • World class facilities

Mirusia Louwerse

Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)

Mirusia Louwerse is an Australian-Dutch soprano who gained worldwide fame as a soloist with Andre Rieu—the man responsible for turning classical and waltz music into a hugely successful worldwide concert touring act. She studied opera at Queensland Conservatorium and at the age of 21 was announced as the youngest winner ever of the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Opera Award. She says her time at Queensland Conservatorium was marked by a feeling that it was finally a place where she fitted in, where she 'made lifelong friends and contacts in the music industry'. 'My dream always was to tour the world, and I am fortunate to say I have followed and lived that dream so far! I am really proud of my achievements in my career, but I am also still learning every day and there is still so much I want to do.'

Mirusia Loewerse

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Career outcomes

Take your place in the music profession

Our graduates in musical pedagogy have brought their essential skills and knowledge to various branches of the profession, including:

  • Studio music teacher
  • Community music facilitator
  • Classroom teacher

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You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

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Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

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Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

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Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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