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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.
Our programs expose you to the best practices and comparative pedagogy through discussion, observation and application.
As a music professional already working in the field, you’ll further your knowledge, skills and career advantages through a new and deep appreciation of pedagogy. Your skills will be developed to an advanced level and you’ll acquire a thorough appreciation of their relationship.
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.
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. High performance standards and challenging, professionally oriented coursework are hallmarks of the study you’ll undertake. 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.
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
Application to Conservatorium degree programs is based on various requirements, which may include an audition, written or oral interview, and presentation of a folio. Find out more
Bachelor of Music (Classical Voice)
Mirusia Louwerse is an Australian-Dutch soprano who gained worldwide fame as a soloist with André 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.’
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
April 13, 2017
Griffith leads the way for student satisfaction
Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June
Trimester 1 (International)
From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.
Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May
From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.
Tuesday 16 May
Discover Griffith – Nathan campus
Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.
Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May
Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.
Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October
Trimester 2 (International)
Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.
Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September
Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.
Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July
Twilight Tours - Gold Coast & Nathan
Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.
Sunday 23 July
Visit our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses at Open Day to find out about student life and discover what's possible at Griffith.