Music Education and Pedagogy
Many musicians pursue careers that include both their creative specialty (eg performance, composing, etc) and instrumental/vocal teaching (pedagogy).
Pedagogy studies at the Elder Conservatorium ensure music students are prepared to pursue successful teaching activities professionally. They help students develop their skills and understanding in instrumental/vocal music teaching and learning in schools and private studio settings as well as value adding to their skills in their creative speciality. An emphasis on the practical application of ideas and concepts ensures students are involved in an variety of practice teaching activities.
Studying teaching as well as a creative specialty often leads students to broaden their expertise (such as a wider variety of musical styles or an additional musical instrument) so that graduates can emerge with a suite of skills that allows them to pursue a “portfolio” career in instrumental/vocal teaching, performance and complementary musical activities.
Pedagogy studies are also offered to music students at Honours and at Postgraduate levels.