Applications are now being accepted the 2022 Comhaltas TTCT Teacher's Diploma Course which will take place in the Cultúrlann in Dublin from October 30th- Nov 5th 2022. The course is directed by Majella Bartley. This week-long course/examination will reinforce teacher's instrumental knowledge with an in-depth look at music theory and history, along with teaching technique and pedagogy. Teachers will be evaluated on their teaching ability in a real-world classroom environment and on submission of an essay exam. Teachers passing the course are awarded the TTCT Diploma, identifying you as one of the premier teachers of traditional music. It is essential that all candidates applying for the course have some prior experience of teaching traditional music.
Closing date for applications is August 12th 2022
Comhairle na Mumhan CCE are once again offering two Part-Scholarships (worth €325) to music teachers who are attending this educational course.
The application is open to current members of Comhaltas in Munster. All applications for consideration must firstly have obtained their place in this course. Recipients will be selected by a draw at the September Comhairle na Mumhan Meeting.
Closing date for Part Scholarship Application: 3rd September, 2022
TTCT Preparatory Course
The purpose of a Preparatory Teaching Course is to give musicians the opportunity to explore their skills as aspiring teachers. This course would be the next step in the Comhaltas Education Programme and would bridge the gap between the SCT and the TTCT. While a candidate gains their valuable teaching experience necessary for entrance to the TTCT, this course gives the teacher guidelines and the incentive to further enhance their potential. This one day course is aimed at potential teachers from 16 years of age and up. No previous teaching experience is required. This course also provides an incentive for current TTCT teachers to refresh their knowledge and skills if they so wish.
The Course covers Methodology, Common Repertoire Types, Child Protection, SCT as a teaching tool, Teaching Practice/Demonstration and concludes with Reflection and Discussion. Closing Date for Applications is August 31st 2022.
Date: Sunday 18th September 2022
Time: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Course Fee: €75