ESTACERTIFICATE FOR TEACHERS COURSE

THIS IS A PROGRAMME OF STUDY RUN BY ESTA EDUCATION AND ENDORSED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER AND ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA

This course is currently available for teachers based in Canada, China, Hong Kong and South East Asia, who teach piano or strings.  

It is designed by Bill Thomson (distinguished musician, teacher and former ABRSM Hong Kong and Singapore Development Executive) and Professor Laura Ritchie  (Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Chichester) and taught face-to-face by experienced mentors. 

This course is delivered bi-lingually (with resident experienced musician interpreters) and covers the principles of teaching. It is suitable for new, aspiring teachers of piano and strings, as well as those experienced teachers who work in isolation and who would benefit from interacting with colleagues.

The course consists of 4 full study days with the Course Leader, and mentors drawn from the ESTA mentor panel. Minimum requirements for enrolment are a pass in Grade 8 Piano from ABRSM or another recognised examination board and minimum age is 18 years of age.

This course will provide skills and knowledge, as well as a stepping stone for those with plans to take Teaching Diplomas. Equally, it will provide refreshment and new approaches for experienced teachers.

The Course Leader and mentors are British trained, Western music educators who have many years’ experience in supporting music teachers across South East Asia.

Assessment will be based on one 1,500 word written assignment (in English or Chinese). Study topics such as: creative teaching processes; methodology; psychology of teaching; examination preparation and ABRSM examination repertoire; improvisation and ensemble playing are all included in this unique course.

ESTA MA MUSIC PRACTICAL TEACHING

The program of study is designed to enable instrumental or vocal teachers to progress in their careers and take a fresh look at different approaches to teaching. 

The program will be online, engaging with tasks through webinars, meetings, taking part in discussion groups, reading, and making videos. 

This program is delivered by ESTA and validated by the University of Chichester. 

For those who are interested, and wants to know more email Jessical Yuen, Director of Developmet for North America at  jyuen@estaeducation.co.uk.

ESTA POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE (PG Cert)

The ESTA PG Cert was launched in 2017 and represents a partnership and collaboration with the University of Chichester in the UK. This international course is at Masters Level (level 7) and is delivered 100% online, with the option of a 4 day residential study at the University of Chichester campus. The course is delivered in English.

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