Pedagogy Electives

Pedagogy and Teaching Music

JAZZ3030 Jazz Pedagogy

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Andrew Robertson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2hr seminar/week Prohibitions: JAZZ1661 Assessment: Weekly exercises (30%); Funding submission (30%); In-class presentation (20%); Podcast (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study is designed to provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching jazz to individuals and small and large groups. Topics will include current best practice teaching principles and techniques, approaches to teaching jazz articulation, improvisation, and style; performance practices for large and small jazz ensemble including set up regarding WH and S; and jazz resources for teaching.
KEYB3002 Pedagogy Piano 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernadette Harvey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/wk Prerequisites: KEYB2624 or KEYB2224 Assessment: Methods comparison (20%), Literature review (20%), teaching module (50%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is available for students enrolled in Piano Principal Study including Jazz students.
KEYB3002 is the first semester of a four-semester course in piano pedagogy. In this semester, students are introduced to principles and pedagogical models for the beginning piano student. The unit of study explores learning theories as applicable to childhood development, introductory piano methods, technique and repertoire.
KEYB3003 Pedagogy Pianoforte 2

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Bernadette Harvey Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 1hr lecture/week Assessment: Group teaching (40%), Teacher Observations (10%), Teaching module (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Available for students of Piano and Harpsichord Principal Study and Jazz Performance students only.
Pedagogy Pianoforte 2 builds on content studied in Pedagogy 1 with a continued focus on the elementary piano student. Topics explored are: elementary musicianship, including theory and aural training, improvisation and jazz style, composition; group teaching; essential elementary repertoire of the different style periods.
MUED1007 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Music

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Michael Webb Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 hr lecture/workshop per week Assessment: Teaching / music arrangement workshop task (55%), Song performance task (45%), Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit comprises an introduction to the music and dance expressions of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in their various geographical, historical, social and cultural settings, with an emphasis on contemporary, mass mediated expressions. The Unit provides students with a broad understanding of Australian indigenous societies, past and present, and introduces them to issues of ethical responsibility involved in the study of Australian indigenous music and dance. It addresses a range of practical issues related to the incorporation of Australian indigenous music within school music education programs.
PRCN2006 Resource Class - Percussion

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Steve Machamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 x 1.5hr lecture/week Assessment: Portfolio of Notes (20%), Drum kit Arrangement (10%) Percussion Ensemble Arrangement (20%), written exam ( 40%), practical assignment ( 10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is not available for Percussion students enrolled in a BMus degree.
This unit provides students with an introduction to and performance experience on a wide range of percussion instruments. The aim of this unit is to: introduce students to performance techniques on orchestral, latin, ethnic and commercial percussion instruments; provide students with historical information about instruments in the percussion family; and enable students to assemble and perform basic maintenance on school percussion instruments. On completion students will be prepared to face the situations usually encountered in elementary classroom, and ensemble teaching of percussion instruments.
STRG3010 Pedagogy Guitar 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Vladimir Gorbach Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Regular class presentations (50%) and exam (50%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit introduces players to the art and craft of instrumental teaching through the analysis of various pedagogical methods and approaches. Topics covered include: philosophies underlying some important and innovative teaching methods; repertoire and resources for beginning students; integration of aural training, note reading and memory training.
STRG3012 Pedagogy Strings 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Goetz Richter Session: Semester 1 Classes: One 1hr lect/week Assessment: One discussion paper (40%); curriculum outline (30%), viva voce exam (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers an introduction to the basic principles of teaching and learning bowed instruments. Topics covered include the principles of movement, posture and set-up, bow hold, bow strokes, left hand development and coordination, psychology and motivation, and curriculum. The emphasis is on pedagogical practice and method and the development of foundational instrumental and interpretative skills. Students are expected to research some main teaching methods, literature and pedagogical repertoire relevant to topics covered.
VSAO3014 Pedagogy Voice 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Cowley Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1 hr class/wk Assessment: Oral work (40%), written work (60%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit aims to promote awareness of the main elements of teaching and learning the functional aspects of singing. It examines ways of learning about singing and provides a basis for learning about the physiology and acoustics of the singing voice, approaches to posture, breathing, phonation (onset, range and tessitura, dynamic controls, vibrato, register) and resonance. Assessment includes micro-teaching modules, readings, round table discussions, comparative reports and written tests. On completion of this unit, students will have knowledge and experience of the bases of physiology and acoustics of voice, and of a variety of approaches to singing and teaching.
WIND3010 Pedagogy Woodwind 1

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: James Kortum Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr tut/wk Assessment: Written assignment (50%), class participation (20%), class presentation (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
To provide students with knowledge about educational approaches and strategies for teaching wind instruments to individuals and small groups. Topics will include creative teaching of beginner to advanced wind players.