Module Overview

Music Teaching Practice

Private, peripatetic, group and classroom teaching is integral to many a professional musician’s business plan, and two or three days teaching a week can provide the financial security needed to pursue other long-term career goals.  In addition, many musicians are attracted to teaching as a vocation in its own right and find personal, artistic and creative satisfaction within it. 

This module helps participants develop the skills for setting up a successful teaching practice. You will learn how to: plan and deliver lessons; assess students and give them feedback; evaluate your own teaching in order to improve it. The module is designed to be highly participative and practical, and it includes a requirement on you to undertake some teaching.

Module Code

MUSG 4007

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Lesson planning


Psychology of music learning


Classroom management


Lesson observation


Group and one-to-one teaching practice


Learning styles




Assessing students and giving feedback


This module will be delivered utilising a variety of methods including: tutor-led lectures and practical group work, lesson observations, role play, student-led workshops, micro-teaching and e-learning via the BIMM Dublin VLE and independent study and research.

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100