Methodology Composition Jazz & Pop
3 or more
Number of course weeks
One 60-minute lesson per week
Total contact hours
Form / content / level
The student has completed Education.
Students learn to:
Analyze and critique a method for beginners.
Make a critical comparison of different methods.
Write methodically grounded exercises and pieces.
Acquire a ready repertoire of simple pieces in various genres.
Understand the basic techniques of those genres.
Devise a lesson series for beginners of different target groups.
Students are able to compose their own learning trajectory with appropriate content for the different phases, including a learning program, methodology and didactic work forms. By means of peer review and practical assignments, they develop insight into their own identity as a teacher and a general vision on music education.
Relation to other modules
The contents of this module follow where Education left off
Lessons based on the topics listed under Aims, as well as assignments based on the materials discussed.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group lessons, assignments and presentations.
Material & Tools
All of the necessary learning materials can be found on the ELO (electronic learning environment) under Education Modules.
Making assignments, giving presentations, offering feedback.
Examination and assessment
Mode(s) of assessment
Assignments / portfolio.
The student should have mastered the elements described under Aims.
The student has successfully completed the module with a minimum grade of 5.5 for each assignment, with a minimum class attendance of 80%.
Assignments are graded by the teacher. A weighted average of the assignment grades is used as the final grade.
This module explores the methodology of (beginners) education.
Students will develop a theoretically grounded perspective on the systematic development of instrument technique. They will study the most important methods for their main subject instrument for beginners and advanced. This module focuses on specific subjects of the main subject instrument, including planning a curriculum and learning trajectory, as well as selecting methods. In addition, peer review allows students to learn about specific educational elements of their main subject instrument through the teacher's experience. Experiences from their traineeship will inform the discussion.