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Instrumental/Vocal Teaching

Instrumental/Vocal TeachingOur teaching diplomas are designed for candidates who are intending to take up or have already embarked upon the teaching of an instrument or singing.

While the assessment components include educational theory and philosophy, curriculum studies and aspects of educational administration, the focus through these diplomas is the teaching of music as a practical activity. Through live and written components, you will be examined in your approaches to teaching, your competence as a performer and your understanding of repertoire.

Please note that from 1 January 2018, a change to the graded Singing syllabus (which requires Grade 6–8 candidates to prepare 3 songs, instead of 4) will also be reflected in the DipABRSM and LRSM Teaching Skills Viva Voce demonstration requirements, as follows:

  • Candidates taking DipABRSM Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching (Singing) will be required to prepare three Grade 6 songs, chosen from any three of the five lists
  • Candidates taking LRSM Instrumental/Vocal Teaching (Singing) will be required to prepare three Grade 8 songs, chosen from any three of the five lists

There will be an overlap period in place for candidates to prepare songs from the 2009–2017 Singing syllabus until 31 December 2018. However, during that period, DipABRSM and LRSM candidates wishing to demonstrate songs from the previous syllabus should only prepare three songs, and are free to choose these from any three of the four old lists.

These changes do not affect FRSM Music Education (Singing), and all other DipABRSM and LRSM Teaching requirements remain unchanged.

Instrumental / Vocal Teaching Instrumental / Vocal Teaching

Which tasks are included?

  • Teaching Skills Viva Voce
  • Written Submission
  • Quick Study

Diploma resources

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