Pedagogic lessons (teaching qualification)

The Royal Conservatoire has introduced a new, compulsory course in pedagogical skills for third-year Bachelor students. ‘Pedagogic pupils’ are required for this course. These pupils – both beginners and advanced and both children and adults are needed – will receive a weekly instrumental/vocal lesson for a period of 15 weeks. The average length of each lesson will be 45 minutes. In principle, every lesson will be given in the Royal Conservatoire under the supervision of the student’s methodology teacher. The time and day of the lesson will be determined by agreement with the student.

The pedagogic lessons will be held from September 2020 until January 2021. There will be 15 lessons of approximately 45 minutes each.


A pupil who does not have a good instrument must rent or buy one.

To be able to follow the lessons, the pupil must reserve time for study every day. He or she must also attend the weekly lessons in order to maintain the methodical structure of the lessons and to ensure that the course progresses smoothly both for student and for the paedagogic pupil.


Candidates wishing to take part in the 2020-2021 course as pedagogic pupils can enrol until 14th of June 2020 by completing the registration form. You will receive an e-mail mid June, informing you whether there will be a place for you as a pedagogic pupil from September.

There are normally more applicants than there are place available, particularly for piano, so it is often impossible to offer every candidate a place. There is no waiting list. If you are not accepted, you can register again for the following year.

You will find a list of the instruments for which we are seeking pedagogic pupils in the registration form. You are requested to enter your first and second choice of instrument. For some instruments, the enrolment procedure includes an ‘aptitude test’. This will be decided in consultation with you. We do not accept any candidates who are already receiving lessons in the same instrument from another teacher.


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

See the conditions here.


If you have any questions, please contact Lucienne de Roos.


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