The aim of the Master’s program in Instrumental Teaching is to equip students with the skills they need to work independently as instrumental teachers, either freelance or at a music school, vocational college, or academy. In addition, the program is designed to qualify students to work as specialists in instrumental didactics and teaching methods at an academy or a university. Students will continue to develop their artistic and technical skills on their major instrument and acquire a comprehensive overview of fields of learning and teaching methods as well as the ability to think and work in a scholarly manner. All of these are indispensable skills that are both required and furthered by the program.
Students in the Master's program in Instrumental Studies (Focus: Teaching) choose either a performance-teaching concentration or a teaching-research concentration. Students choose their profile after the second semester.
Program flyer MA Instrumental Teaching (in German)
Curriculum performance-teaching concentration (in German)
Curriculum teaching-research concentration (in German)
Module descriptions (in German)
Study and examination regulations (in German)
Applicants to the Master's program in Instrumental Teaching must provide evidence that they have completed a first university degree as a professional qualification in their respective major. They must also demonstrate sufficient knowledge of German and pass the entrance examination.
Prof. Christopher Brandt
Prof. Katharina Deserno (deputy)
Head of Academic and Student Affairs
General program advisor and contact person for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
Office hours by appointment
Room C 104