Music Education

Music Education is the study of the teaching and learning of music. 

A person strums an acoustic guitar while another person writes on music manuscript paper

Subject overview

Music Education is designed for students interested in understanding how musical knowledge is learned and developed.

Studying Music Education at the University of Auckland's School of Music involves a critical investigation into the theory and practice of music education in a wide range of settings, including studio, school and community.

The postgraduate pathway is suited to music teachers who want to deepen their expertise and advance their career opportunities within the field. Our postgraduate course delivery is flexible, offering online and in-person options, both full- and part-time.

Where can Music Education take you?

Studying Music Education is relevant to the following career pathways:

  • Studio music teacher
  • Teaching music in early childhood, primary and secondary school settings
  • Leading and facilitating community-based music-making
  • Music therapy

Explore your study options in Music Education