Teachers help others realise their goals and ambitions. The teaching diplomas awarded by Trinity College London, that are taught by Paul Hose are comprehensive, practical and industry-relevant music teaching qualification designed to equip you for peripatetic instrumental teaching. Focusing on teaching from a hands-on perspective, the course uses practical demonstrations and covers academic and sector-specific knowledge.
What is ATCL?
ATCL Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is a diploma in which the depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the first year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution.
This qualification provides evidence that candidates understand the main principles involved in instrumental/vocal teaching in the context of individual or small group lessons. Based on a combination of documented experience, personal research and critical reflection upon their own practice and that of others, they can plan and deliver activities designed to promote musical and technical development for individuals or small groups, demonstrating awareness of relevant professional protocol and legislation.
Expected standards ATCL Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is a diploma in which the depth of response is equivalent to that achieved on completion of the first year of a full-time undergraduate course at a higher education institution.
The performance skills specified for the teaching qualifications need to be complemented by a broad base of musical knowledge and understanding, which may or may not have been formally assessed (eg by theory grades or secondary school examinations).
Aims This qualification provides evidence that candidates understand the main principles involved in instrumental/vocal teaching in the context of individual or small group lessons. Based on a combination of documented experience, personal research and critical reflection upon their own practice and that of others they can plan and deliver activities designed to promote musical and technical development for individuals or small groups, demonstrating awareness of relevant professional protocol and legislation.
Learning outcomes Candidates will:
- build up awareness, through practical experience, of how to engage effectively with a range of students in the teaching studio, showing sensitivity to individual needs
- develop their knowledge of music drawn from a variety of different styles
- execute collaborative work effectively at a professional level, adjusting their practice in the light of self-evaluation
- demonstrate an awareness of the material they are working with in relation to graded music examinations
- develop original approaches to presenting concepts to students, including working in ways which develop students’ creativity
- demonstrate secure command in communicating subject knowledge
- plan work to achieve and evidence set goals
- demonstrate awareness of the relevant legislation and professional values
- reflect critically on their own practice and that of others.
Structure and marking scheme
This qualification comprises two units, both of which must be passed for successful completion of the award:
- Unit 1: Teaching experience (submitted materials — 4,000 words)
- Unit 2: Practical applications (presentation, initiative test and viva voce) — duration 40 minutes
To achieve a pass overall, candidates must achieve a pass in both units. The pass mark is 60% of the marks available. To achieve a distinction, candidates must pass both units and achieve an overall mark of 80% or above.
Units 1 and 2: Assessment objectives Unit 1 Candidates should demonstrate:
- knowledge and understanding of various teaching strategies for working with individuals and small groups, including an awareness of the teacher/pupil relationship
- the ability to conduct personal research in the field, identifying the major issues, responding to them, and proposing original solutions
- the ability to reflect critically on their own practice and that of others.
Who can enter ATCL?
- The minimum age for entry to ATCL Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is 18.
- Trinity Grade 8 or above in the instrument or voice being taught (for Principles of Instrumental/Vocal Teaching)
How does it work?
- This course is equivalent to the first year of a degree and requires you to both work independently and undertake research. It is primarily delivered within the learner management system (LMS) at paulhose.com;
- A wealth of information is presented in written form, audio and video and is presented in a careful step-by-step approach;
- Paul Hose periodically hosts live webinars and communications are sent to the student cohort monthly covering resource updates and other helpful, relevant information;
- A manageable deadline for submissions will be mutually agreed by you and Paul;
- Each unit will be reviewed by Paul individually and in chronological order;
- The review will take form in comments being make within the shared Google Doc submission and you will be invited to meet Paul – either face-to-face or via Google meet – to discuss the review in open forum. You may then need to make alternations and re-submit;
- Peer reviews and work experience can be facilitated by you or in conjunction with Paul. Our preferred partners for assistance with these particular modules are MLC Academy in England and Perform School in Italy. Help and advice will be given as you approach those units. Your initial purchase entitles you to no more that 35 hours of feedback and guidance time. Additional time can be purchased should you desire it;
- Once each unit has been completed and mutually agreed, your work will be complied as a portfolio and submitted to the awarding body in accordance with their rules and regulations. You will then be invited by them to take part in a viva voce. Your results and examiner’s report will then be posted to Paul and shared with you. This process will take place at MLC Academy in Nottingham and is subject to additional fees. All of which are publicly available at the awarding body’s website;
- It is expected that this course should be completed within 18 months are of signing up. It is advised and strongly recommended that you meet with Paul – in person or via Google meet – before signing up to this course;
- Though reasonable efforts are taken to ensure that your journey when undertaking this course is a pleasant one, success cannot be guaranteed. Support is available though it cannot necessarily be preempted. Continued communication between you and Paul is a prerequisite in order that you to stand the best chance possible ensuring a successful outcome. If there is something that you do not understand or a point of issue that you require clarity, contact Paul via the dashboard of paulhose.com. Full terms and conditions can be found here.