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MUSC8035 - Instrumental Teaching 3

Title:Instrumental Teaching 3
Long Title:Instrumental Teaching 3
Module Code:MUSC8035
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Music & Performing Arts
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2021/22 ( September 2021 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MARIA JUDGE
Module Author: Leslie-Gail Ellis
Module Description: This module aims to develop an individual and creative approach to teaching at an advanced level. It explores current issues in the field of music education, in particular, how Educational Psychology can inform and enhance instrumental teaching in the context of individual lessons
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate and apply appropriate skills and knowledge to support an advanced level student in their instrumental study
LO2 Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of repertory and supporting technical material
LO3 Show an awareness of and critically evaluate current thinking in music education
LO4 Demonstrate the ability to self evaluate and critically reflect on their own teaching
LO5 Critically evaluate key approaches and current research within the field of Educational Psychology and consider their relevance to instrumental teaching in a one-to-one setting
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

MUSC 8034 Instrumental Teaching 2 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Resource development
Expanding the range of resources to take in developments in technological support
Skill development
Developing and enhancing teaching skills through the study and exploration of a range of teaching philosophies, especially those within a sociocultural and educational psychology framework
Applying learning
Developing self-evaluative and analytic skills in/through exposure to varied teaching practice settings
Mentoring programme
Observing and working with practitioners to learn about teaching styles and to refine developing skills
Musical text
Understanding how to use appropriate repertory in designing an effective teaching approach for all challenges at current level
Personal development
Discussing teaching issues to further encourage creative problem solving
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Assignments relevant to Educational Psychology in the context of one-to-one teaching 3,4,5 30.0 Week 8
Short Answer Questions A test of repertory and technical methodology 1,2,3 15.0 Week 12
Practical/Skills Evaluation Teaching practice portfolio of lesson plans and recordings of delivery 1,2,4 40.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Collated teaching observations, reflections on readings and research 3,4 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Instrumental teaching methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Educational Psychology 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Teaching practice experience 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Observation experiences 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research of materials 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Woolfolk, Anita 2018, Educational Psychology, 14th Ed., Pearson US [ISBN: 978-013477432]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Auer, Leopold, Violin Playing as I Teach It, Dover [ISBN: 0486239179]
  • Baines, Anthony 2012, Woodwind Instruments and their History, Dover Publications Inc. [ISBN: 0486268853]
  • Brymer, Jack 2006, Clarinet, Kahn & Averill London [ISBN: 1 871082 12 9]
  • Burwell, Kim 2016, Studio-Based Instrumental Learning, Routledge [ISBN: 1138248630]
  • Cole, Michael & Cole, Sheila 1999, The development of children, W.H. Freeman New York [ISBN: 0 71 6728591]
  • Courvoisier, Karl 2006, Technique of Violin Playing-The Joachim Method, Dover [ISBN: 0486452743]
  • Dick, Robert 2008, The Other Flute, Multiple Breath Company [ISBN: 0939407027]
  • Fischer, Simon 2013, Basics, Edition Peters [ISBN: 1901507009]
  • Flesch, Carl 2000, The Art of Violin Playing, Carl Fischer [ISBN: 0825828228]
  • Floyd, Angeleita 1990, The Gilbert Legacy, Winzer Press
  • Gage, N.L. & Berliner, David 1998, Educational Psychology, 6th Ed., Houghton & Miflin Co. Boston & New York [ISBN: [0 39 5797942]
  • Galamian, Ivan 2017, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching, 2nd Ed., Echo Point Books & Media [ISBN: 1626545073]
  • Gerle, Robert 1983, The Art of Practicing the Violin, Galaxy Music Corp [ISBN: 0852495064]
  • Gerle, Robert 2000, The Art of Bowing Practice, Carl Fischer [ISBN: 0852497911]
  • Hargreaves, David 2005, The Developmental Psychology of Music, Cambridge University Pres Cambridge [ISBN: 0521314151]
  • Harris, Paul & Crozier, Richard 2000, The Music Teacher's Companion, Associated Board
  • Havas, Kato 2005, A New Approach to Violin Playing, Bosworth [ISBN: 0711992037]
  • Jorgensen, Estelle R. 2021, Values and Music Education (Counterpoints: Music and Education), Indiana University Press [ISBN: 0253058228]
  • Lawson, Colin 2003, The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521476682]
  • Lennon, Robert 2021, Instrumental Music Teaching: Strategies for Securing Maximum Motivation and Musical Achievement, Independently Published [ISBN: 979-858964565]
  • Menuhin, Yehudi, Life Classes, Heinemann: London [ISBN: 0-434-46300-0]
  • Provost, Richard, Art Technique of Performance, Guitar solo Publication [ISBN: 0962783242]
  • Rink, John 2002, Musical Performance: A Guide to Understanding, Cambridge [ISBN: 0521783003]
  • Shuter-Dyson, Rosamund & Gabriel, Clive 1981, The psychology of musical ability, Cambridge University Pres Cambridge [ISBN: 0 41 6713009]
  • Thurston, Frederick 1985, Clarinet Technique, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0 19 322364 3]
  • Toff, Nancy 2012, The Flute Book, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0195373081]
  • Weston, Pamela 1982, The Clarinettist's Companion, Fentone Music Limited [ISBN: 0863760007]
  • Whone, Herbert 1989, Simplicity of Violin Playing, Victor Gollancz [ISBN: 0575045124]
  • Wye, Trevor 2016, A Trevor Wye Practice Book for the Flute, Vol.1-6, Music Sales Ltd. [ISBN: 1783056851]
  • Editors, McPherson, Gary & Welch, Graham 2018, Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching: An Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 3, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0190674628]
  • Edited by, Rink, J., Gaunt, H. & Williamon, A. 2017, Musicians in the Making: Pathways to Creative Performance (Studies in Musical Performance as Creative Practice), Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0199346674]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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