All our third-year Bachelor students follow a compulsory course in pedagogical skills, in which they learn to teach on their own instrument. For this course we need so called pedagogical pupils. These pupils – both beginners and advanced, both children and adults– will receive a weekly instrumental/vocal lesson by one of our students for a period of 15 weeks. The average length of each lesson is 45 minutes. Lessons take place in the Royal Conservatoire. The student’s methodology teacher monitors the progress of the lessons and will occasionally visit a lesson. The time and day of the lesson will be determined by agreement with the student.

The pedagogic lessons take place from September 2023 until January 2024.


The pupil must bring an own instrument, which can be bought or rented. Please note that the Conservatoire does not rent or sell instruments. We recommend that you find out if you can arrange an instrument before applying.

To be able to follow the lessons, the pupil must reserve time for study every day. In order to maintain the methodical structure of the lessons and to ensure that the course progresses smoothly for both student and pupil, weekly attendance of the lessons is also necessary.

It is possible that students make video-recordings of (parts of) the lessons. In that case we will ask you to give consent for making recordings of the lessons.


Candidates wishing to take part in the 2023-2024 course as pedagogical pupils can enroll until the end of May 2023 by completing the registration form below. The end of June the Conservatoire will inform you via email whether you can start as a pupil in September. For some instruments there are more applicants than there are places available, therefore it is not always possible to offer every candidate a place. If there is no place for you this year, you can be put on waiting list.

You will find a list of the instruments for which we are looking for pedagogic pupils in the registration form. You are requested to enter your first and second choice of instrument.

For some instruments, the enrollment procedure includes an ‘aptitude test’. This will be decided in consultation with you. We do not accept any candidates who already receive lessons in the same instrument from another teacher.


The course is free of charge, but the pedagogic pupil must buy or rent his or her own instrument.

See the conditions here.


For information or questions, please contact Lucienne de Roos, coordinator internships and cooperation:


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