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Becoming a Better Music Teacher

Improve your teaching strategies and skills as a music teacher or vocal coach with this ABRSM online course.

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Becoming a Better Music Teacher
  • Duration

    5 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
  • 100% online

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Learn new teaching methods to enhance your instrument or singing lessons

Vocal coaches and music teachers have an important role in improving their students’ ability to sing or play an instrument.

On this music teacher training course, you will learn to assess your current teaching strategies and look at new ways to engage your students during their lessons.

You’ll get instrument-specific advice and resources as well as guidance on how to plan music lessons within a broader curriculum.

You’ll gain the confidence to challenge your existing practices and identify weaknesses in your own teaching style in order to become a more effective music or singing teacher.

What topics will you cover?

  • Assess your current teaching
  • Explore and evaluate teaching and learning principles
  • Identify core musical skills
  • Evaluate your own technique
  • Develop a range of strategies for teaching technique
  • Explore links between motivation and progression
  • Increase your awareness of professional values and practice
  • Design a curriculum and devise lesson plans
  • Produce a personal development plan

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Reflect on and evaluate your journey to teaching so far
  • Develop an understanding of a range of teaching and learning principles
  • Compare teaching and learning principles and develop your own teaching philosophy
  • Identify the core musical skills which need to be taught, considering how they inter-relate
  • Evaluate your own instrumental technique and assess how you approach teaching technique to your pupils
  • Explore the basis for motivation and how motivation is linked to progression
  • Develop an understanding of the role of assessment in progression
  • Assess your own teaching practice in the context of professional values and practice
  • Design a broad, individual learning plan for pupils with reference to short term goals
  • Engage with other teachers and contribute to discussion about professional development

Who is the course for?

This course is for all music and instrument teachers and vocal coaches.

A music teacher training suited both for private teachers as well as teachers working in schools, music trusts or music academies.

What do people say about this course?

It was very valuable to have other teachers advice

" It was immensely enjoyable, becoming rather addictive as the weeks progressed.It was very valuable to have other teachers advice, particularly input from other countries."

I would thoroughly recommend it.

"I was very keen to do this course & impressed with the amount of information available. I would thoroughly recommend it."

Who will you learn with?

I am the Chief Examiner and an Executive Director at ABRSM. Previously a teacher myself, I’m passionate about nurturing and encouraging the next generation of teachers and musicians.

Hi everyone, i'm an instrumental teacher who happens to also have a day job at ABRSM. I'm responsible for day to day management of this course and I look forward to meeting you!

Who developed the course?

ABRSM

The world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 exams in over 90 countries each year. ABRSM makes significant donations towards music education initiatives around the world.

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Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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