MUSC8034 - Instrumental Teaching 2

Title:Instrumental Teaching 2
Long Title:Instrumental Teaching 2
Module Code:MUSC8034
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 enables the learner to develop an individual and creative approach to teaching his/her instrument.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Support an intermediate student in musical and instrumental development
LO2 Develop a programme of appropriate repertory and supporting technical material for intermediate cycle students
LO3 Identify a broad range of teaching strategies and teaching methods, and consider their appropriate use and application in instrumental instruction
LO4 Self-evaluate and critically reflect on teaching practice experience
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 8033 Instrumental Teaching 1 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Skill development
Developing further age-appropriate teaching strategies and developing an individual teaching style
Understanding how to communicate effectively to the appropriate age and level of the individual pupil
Personal development
Engaging in discussions about current teaching issues to gain further insight and to encourage creative problem solving
Resource development
Constructing a syllabus at the appropriate level
Mentoring programme
Observing and working with practitioners to apply their developing skills
Musical text
Understanding and identifying challenges within written music appropriate for this level
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 1,2,3,4 50.0 Every Week
Short Answer Questions A test of repertory and technical resources 1,2,3 25.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Collated journal of teaching observations, reflections on reading and research 3,4 25.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Teaching practice experience 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecture Instrumental methods 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning (Non-contact) Observation experiences 2.0 Every Week 2.00
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
  • Auer, Leopold 1921, Violin Playing as I Teach It, reprint of the Lippincott 1960 Ed., Dover [ISBN: 0486239179]
  • Brymer, Jack 2006, Clarinet, Kahn & Averill London [ISBN: 1 871082 12 9]
  • 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 Ed. [ISBN: 1901507009]
  • Flesch, Carl 2000, The Art of violin Playing, Carl Fischer [ISBN: 0825828228]
  • Floyd, Angeleita 1990, The Gilbert Legacy, Winzer Press
  • Galloway, D., Rogers, et. al 1998, Motivating the Difficult to Teach, Longman New York [ISBN: 0582231558]
  • Gage, N.L. & Berliner, David 1998, Educational Psychology, 6th Ed., Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston [ISBN: 0395797942]
  • Galamian, Ivan 2017, Principles of Violin Playing and Teaching, 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, Dav. J. 2005, The Developmental Psychology of Music, Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 0521314151]
  • Harris, Paul & Crozier, Richard 2000, The Music Teacher's Companion: A Practical Guide, Associated Board
  • Havas, Kato 2005, A New Approach to Violin Playing, Bosworth [ISBN: 0711992037]
  • Huhtinene-Hildén, L. & Pitt, J. 2018, Taking a Learner-Centred Approach to Music Education: Pedagogical Pathways, Routledge [ISBN: 9781138695627]
  • Lawson, Colin 2003, The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521476682]
  • Massoni,Vasco 2021, Violin Working Methods: Violin method-improve faster in less time, SmartAlbinos [ISBN: 979-109122454]
  • Menuhin, Yehudi (author); Hope, Christopher (editor) 1986, Life Class, Heinemann:London [ISBN: 9780434463008]
  • Press, Barton 2020, How to Read Music for Any Instrument: Daily Exercises to Understand Music in 21 Days, More Books LLC [ISBN: 1954289022]
  • Provost, Richard 1998, The Art & Technique of Performance, Guitar Solo Publication [ISBN: 0962783242]
  • Reed, Val 2020, How to Play Violin for Beginners: Beginners, Independently Published [ISBN: 979-857266303]
  • Reynolds, Cecil R. & Gutkin, Terry, B. 1982, The Handbook of School Psychology, John Wiley & Sons New York [ISBN: 0471011819]
  • Swanwick, K. 1994, Musical Knowledge: Intuition, Analysis and Music Education, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415100976]
  • 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, Hervert 1989, Simplicity of Violin Playing, Victor Gollancz [ISBN: 0575045124]
  • Wye, Trevor 2016, Practice Books for the Flute, Vol. 1-6, Music sales Ltd [ISBN: 1783056851]
  • Edited by McPherson, G. & Welch, G. 2018, Vocal, Instrumental, and Ensemble Learning and Teaching: An Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 3, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0190674628]
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) 6 Elective
CR_GMUSC_8 Bachelor of Music (Honours) 8 Elective