What is the uOttawa Music Pedagory Professional Development Program?
The uOttawa Music Pedagogy Professional Development Program offers training in music education designed to deepen the knowledge of various educational methods, improve teaching skills and enrich the teaching practice.
The four microprograms in music pedagogy are offered in collaboration with the University of Ottawa School of Music, the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory and public community organizations and institutions. A professional certification will be issued by the University of Ottawa upon completion of the necessary courses within each microprogram.
The four microprograms include:
- OrKidstra Teaching Artistry: using the El Sistima pedagogy and featuring community partner Orkidstra
- Teaching Music for Students with Special Needs: following a music education based pedagogy guided by the expertise of community partner Lotus Centre for Special Music Education
- Music and Movement: featuring the Dalcroze Eurythmics based pedagogy developed by community partner Dalcroze Canada
- Teaching Instrumental Music to Young Children (Suzuki Method) : developed with the Suzuki Association of the Americas
Most music majors receive little training in music education during their conservatory or university degree program. Many become music teachers without a proper preparation. Also, many established music teachers are interested in renewing their training and enriching their knowledge and skills. A certificate in music pedagogy will allow these professional musicians to enhance their teaching methodology and acquire the necessary polished teaching skills.
Music education is a fast-growing interdisciplinary field, and this Professional Development curriculum will allow both university students and music teachers to prepare for the 21st-century job market.
The Music Pedagogy Professional Development Program offers a range of short programs and intensive workshops. View the four microprograms on offer to see which is right for your teaching needs.