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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
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.'
|Graduate Certificate in Music Studies||South Bank
|Master of Music Studies||South Bank
It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
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
10 Dec 2018
Griffith music graduate wins Grant McLennan Fellowship
20 Nov 2018
Musical talent set to shine in ‘Symphony of a Thousand’
Saturday 16 December — Thursday 21 December
Know Your Options - Online
Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.
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Monday 5 February — Friday 21 December
Ongoing Q&A sessions
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 admission pathways to university.
Sunday 11 August — Sunday 11 August
Open Day 2019
With 240 information sessions, activities and tours across our Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses, discover what’s possible at Griffith.