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Course summary

Develop as a private music teacher and take your lessons to the next level with specific research and practical techniques If you already teach private music lessons this MA Music Teaching course will help you improve your teaching and take the next step in your career. You will reflect on your experiences and hone your research skills as you delve deeper into aspects of teaching techniques, repertoire and ways to apply these to your own teaching practice. You can choose to study this MA online.


You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study. This list is indicative and subject to change. Lecture Recital (Music Teaching) You will enhance your perception of performance as communication. You are encouraged to explore an individual voice in the production of an original and engaging lecture recital presentation. Portfolio Experience (Music Teaching) Develop an understanding of the close relationship between musical performance and extramusical communication skills, reviewing and analysing the work of a range of artists and practitioners relevant to your area of interest. Performance Practice Reflect on the specialist practice that exists within your own discipline and examine the raft of individual elements reflected in tessitura, articulation and dynamics, as well as more innovative techniques of performance and teaching. Repertoire Exercise You will select an area of your own repertoire to research theoretically and in terms of its broader context, presenting results either in written form or as a linked sequence of performance recordings. Dissertation (Music Teaching) You will complete the course with a 14,000 word written dissertation.

Assessment method

This course requires a fluent level of technical and expressive skill. You will attend weekly individual tuition in your instrument or voice, weekly group skills development sessions, masterclasses at Chichester and other institutions, ensemble training, and a consultation with an external specialist each semester. The support you receive from University lecturers is complemented by invaluable exposure to other professional views and experience of different institutions throughout your studies.

Entry requirements

Typical offers (individual offers may vary): Honours degree 2:2 or higher in a related discipline. Teaching experience- will be discussed in your interview. IELTS 6.5 with no element lower than 5.5. You will need to interview for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9828 Year 1
EU £16074 Year 1
England £9828 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9828 Year 1
Scotland £9828 Year 1
Wales £9828 Year 1
Channel Islands £9828 Year 1
International £16074 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Music Teaching at University of Chichester - UCAS