The Royal Conservatoire introduced a new, compulsory course in pedagogical skills for third-year Bachelor students, in which they learn to teach on their own instrument. For this course we need so called pedagogic 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 approximately 45 minutes. In principle, every lesson will take place in the Royal Conservatoire. The student’s methodology teacher monitors the progress of the lessons and will occassionaly visit a lesson. The time and day of the lesson will be determined by agreement with the student.

The pedagogic lessons will be held from September 2021 until January 2022.

Agreements

The pupil must bring an own instrument, which can be bought or rented. Please note that the Conservatoire does not rent 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.

Depending on the developments regarding covid, it is possible that a number of lessons will take place online. In that case we will ask you to give consent for making recordings of the lessons for educational purposes.

Registration

Candidates wishing to take part in the 2021-2022 course as pedagogical pupils can enroll until 31st of May 2021 by completing the registration form below. In the second half of June the Conservatoire informs you via email whether you can start as a pupil from 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.

Cost

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

Contact

For information or questions, please contact Lucienne de Roos, coordinator internships and cooperation or educatie@koncon.nl.

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