Study information

The Musician Educator is for musicians who want to perform on a high level, understand the underlying mechanisms of the learning process and be able to apply them to their own development as well as to others as highly qualified teachers. This master answers the growing need for innovation in education and recognises the fact that many musicians are combining their performing activities with teaching. The programme is for those musicians who want to develop as a performer and as a teacher.

In this master you will relate theory to practice, develop your musical and artistic expertise and carry out a research project, as well as have an opportunity to teach and be involved in projects in the wider community. Beside your individual instrumental or vocal tuition, the topics you will explore include instrumental and vocal pedagogy, improvisation, performance science, entrepreneurship, and research skills. Within the curriculum there is ample space to design your own learning route. As the groups are kept small you have the unique opportunity to customise the content of some classes. In addition, there is a large offer of electives. You will have your own teaching activities, professional integration trajectory and research project.

The programme caters to the individual, but also addresses a wide range of genres and cultural perspectives. There is an emphasis on collaboration and teamwork (for both students and teachers) as well as opportunities for international exchange.

Graduates will be high-level musicians, expert and innovative teachers, and have a deep knowledge and understanding of the musical learning process. This makes them well equipped for employment in all kinds of settings, including in institutions, academia, entrepreneurial work, and on the stage.

The two-year course is aimed at students who have recently completed their first study cycle at a conservatoire, professional musicians who want to develop teaching skills and for experienced teachers who want to enhance their expertise.





2 years


Master of Music

Tuition fee

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Head of Department

Margi Kirschenmann


Liesbeth Steffens
Viola Education

Rolf Delfos
Composition and improvisation

Wieke Karsten

Methodics and didactics, flute education

Susan Williams
Teaching Practising

Renee Jonker
Leading & Guiding

Liesbeth Ackermans
Violin Education

Bastiaan van der Waals
Processes of Musical Learning, Piano Education

Luc Nijs
New Media

Mathias Moors
Music Psychology, Research methodologies

Cristiano Viviani
Cultural Philosophy, Leading & Guiding, Composition & Improvisation

Adri de Vugt
Music Pedagogy, Research Methodologies, Coordinator study program