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Music education training in UK Conservatoires and Universities - learning how to teach

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Publication date2017
Original languageEnglish
EventNAMHE Conference 2017 -
Duration: 2/05/2017 → …

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ConferenceNAMHE Conference 2017
Period2/05/17 → …

Abstract

Most musicians are involved in educating others at some point in their career, with around 60% actively teaching at any one time. A conservatoire or university music degree is often regarded as sufficient qualification for instrumental teaching. Teaching education provision at UK conservatoires has “improved massively over the last 20 years”. However, Henley (2011) recommends that conservatoires improve teaching qualifications and experience, in order to meet the needs of music education in the UK. This study summarises the provision of training in music teaching at UK conservatoires and universities, summarising the available undergraduate modules and their content, and considers whether this training is ‘fit for purpose’, using the topic of teaching adults as an example.