Master of Music - Performance Teaching

The University of Melbourne

This program is a pathway for specialist instrumental and vocal teaching, offering advanced level music performance studies alongside specialised pedagogy for instruments and voice. Graduates will be qualified to work as performer-teachers in school, community and private education settings.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,548
International: $49,386

Entry Requirements:

Audition, and one of: Bachelor of Music with a weighted average mark of at least 65% in the final year, or equivalent; Bachelor of Fine Arts (Contemporary Music - Improvisation) with a weighted average mark of at least 65% in the final year, or equivalent; Undergraduate degree in a discipline other than music and a Graduate Diploma in Music with a weighted average mark of at least 65%, or equivalent.


150 point program. 1.5 years full-time/3 years part-time

Subjects you can Study:

Music performance teaching


Primary Level Suzuki Teacher accreditation is available through an elective subject. Victorian Institute of teaching (VIT) through completion of a Graduate Diploma in Education with advanced standing.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Teacher - Music,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Part time 3 years
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
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With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

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Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

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