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MUSC8033 - Instrumental Teaching 1

Title:Instrumental Teaching 1
Long Title:Instrumental Teaching 1
Module Code:MUSC8033
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 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: AIVEEN KEARNEY
Module Author: Leslie-Gail Ellis
Module Description: This module is instrument specific and introduces issues that occur in the early stages of instrumental teaching.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Design and apply appropriate teaching strategies to support a beginner student in their musical development
LO2 Self-evaluate and critically reflect on teaching practice
LO3 Examine and discuss current instrumental teaching theories
LO4 Source appropriate repertory and plan pupil progress by compiling a teaching resource file
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).

12253 MUSC7015 Introduction to MusicEducation
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.

Selective procedures may apply

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Skill development
Developing effective age-appropriate teaching strategies
Mentoring programme
Observing experienced teachers in the work place
Resource development
Building and organising an efficient resource file
Syllabus building
Examining how an effective syllabus is constructed
Practical applications
Developing self-evaluative and critical skills in the course of teaching
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Teaching practice portfolio of lesson plans and recordings of delivery 1,2,4 50.0 Every Week
Project Compilation of a resource file 1,4 25.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Collated reflections on observations, teaching, reading and research 2,3 25.0 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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Observation experiences 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lecture Instrumental teaching methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Teaching practice experience 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Associated reading and research 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
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
  • Brymer, Jack 2006, Clarinet, Kahn & Averill London [ISBN: 1871082129]
  • Charlton, Kay 2020, How to Teach Whole-Class instrumental Lessons: 50 Inspiring Ideas, Collins Music [ISBN: 0008412910]
  • Cole, Michael & Sheila 1996, The Development of Children, WH Freeman New York [ISBN: 0716728591]
  • Dick, Robert 2008, The Other Flute, Multiple Breath Music Company [ISBN: 0939407027]
  • Fischer, Simon 2013, Basics, 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, D. 1998, Educational Psychology, 6th Ed., Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston & New York [ISBN: 0395797942]
  • Galamian, Ivan 2017, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching, Echo Point Books & Media [ISBN: 1626545073]
  • Harris, Louis & Tyler, Carla 2020, How to Play Violin in Easy Way: Learn How to Play Violin in Easy Way, Independently Published [ISBN: 979-860465837]
  • Havas, Kato 2005, A New Approach to Violin Playing, Bosworth [ISBN: 0711992037]
  • Kempter, Susan 2003, How Muscles Learn, Warner Brothers [ISBN: 1589514017]
  • Lawson, Colin 2003, The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521476682]
  • Press, Barton, How to Read Music for Any Instrument: Daily Exercises to Understand Music in 21 Days, More Book LLC [ISBN: 1954289022]
  • Sloboda, J. 1985, The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music, Clarendon Press Oxford [ISBN: 0198521286]
  • Toff, Nancy 2012, The Flute Book, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0195373081]
  • Thurston, Frederick 1985, Clarinet Technique, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0 19 322364 3]
  • 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 TrevorWye Practice Book for the Flute, Vol. 1-6, Music Sales Ltd [ISBN: 1783056851]
  • Edited by McPherson, G. & Welch, G. 2018, Music Learning and Teaching in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence: An Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2 (Oxford Handbooks), Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780190674595]
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) 5 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 7 Elective

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