Music Pedagogy

The future of musical education will be charted by teachers who are capable of showing music as an art that provides profound concepts and tools for the education and development of individuals. Musical learning, if it does not wish to fall into the trap of superficial and empty practice, must have at its disposal the actual elements that bring about autonomy, creativity and fluidity in the practice of music. And this learning has to be fostered in a framework of integration and cross-pollination between different trends and musical sensibilities.

It is for this reason that a teacher of music must also be a musician and enjoy the practice of music, as well as having a sound pedagogical training which enables them to carry out their task on any type of educational environment. At Taller de Músics ESEM therefore, with its speciality in Music Pedagogy we train students to become musicians capable of carrying out the practice of music. Aspects such as didactics, pedagogy, and centre management are also covered.

The Taller de Músics is, among other things, the music school with most experience in the jazz and modern music area, and more generally in the area of improvised and creative music. This institution has a long pedagogical history, which since 1979 has been the learning framework for the majority of the country's musicians in the aforementioned spheres, and it is rightly therefore an icon of musical education.

Likewise, the commitment of Taller de Músics to innovation in music education in Catalonia results in collaborations with professionals and reference organizations that have successfully developed alternatives to the old methods. The result of these collaborations benefits the students of this specialty, obtaining an accurate picture of the work of the more relevant music pedagogues as Edgar Willems, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Zoltán Kodály and Carl Orff, and of those who have developed their philosophies. Thus, Escola de Música Joan Llongueres (Dalcroze), Aula de So de Sant Cugat (Kodály) o Musicant (Willems), among others, teach specific sessions as part of the training of these students.

The speciality in Music Pedagogy is born out of the Taller de Músics' music schools and its collaborating schools, as well as from the Social Projects Area. Accordingly, the Taller de Músics group offers a wide and well-designed framework for the development of the practices associated with all of the didactic pedagogical and centre organisation subjects. Furthermore, this environment naturally becomes the starting point for the professional and occupational development of the graduates in this speciality.


  • Basic education: 42 credits
  • Obligatory subjects: 168 credits
  • Optional subjects: 12 credits
  • Practices: 6 credits
  • Final course project: 12 credits
  • Total: 240 credits

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The specialty Music Pedagogy count on collaborations for these subjects:
- Pedagogiy of music language (1st year)
- Didactics of basic musical learning (3rd year) 

These collaborations are:

Eugènia ArúsEscola de Música Joan Llongueres (Barcelona), expert in Dalcroze methodology
Martí MarínAula de So (Sant Cugat del Vallès), expert in Kodály music pedagogy
Eulàlia CassoMusicant - Escola d'Educació Musical (Barcelona), expert in Willems music education


1st year

General history of musicSanti Galán
Ear training IPau Solsona
Jordi Riera, Laia Vallès
Formal analysisRamon Civit
Technical information and communication and music IT ISanti Galán
Improvisation IJaume Gispert,Ramón Cardo
General pedagogy of musicJosep M. Borràs
Music history of 20th and 21th centuries IJuan Jurado
Pedagogy of musical languageJosep M. Borràs, Eugènia Arús, Martí Marín, Eulàlia Casso
General didactics: Jordi Albert
Instrumental Ensemble IPau Solsona
Main instrument I (click here to acces)

2nd year

Musical thoughtIsabel FerrerÚrsula Pilar San Cristóbal
Basic compositionMartín Leiton
Corporal training and technopathiesEinat Tal
Arranging IJordi Riera
Curriculum design and learning assesmentGeorgina Rovira, Oriol Ferré
Educational organizationEnric Aragonès Jové
Music history of 20th and 21th centuries IIJuan Jurado
Instrument and voice pedagogyNúria González Cols
Musical language didactics
Voice I: Olga López Espejo
Secondary instrument I (click here to acces)
Instrumental Ensemble IIJordi FarrésAlejandro Di CostanzoVíctor de DiegoJordi BonellJordi MatasMarc AyzaAdrià PlanaJoan MonnéMiquel Àngel Cordero
Main instrument II (click here to acces)

3rd year

Sonology / Acoustics and organologyKiko Caballero
Instrument didactics/Ensemble musicVicenç SolsonaJosep M. Borràs
Communication and group managementJosep M. Borràs
Improvisación IIAlfons Carrascosa
Instrumental and vocal conducting IPere Lluís Biosca
Research in music education IJosep M. Borràs
Didactics of basic musical learningJosep M. Borràs, Eugènia Arús, Martí Marín, Eulàlia Casso, Javier Cisneros
Musical projects management/Professional training
Secondary instrument II (click here to acces)
Instrumental Ensemble III: Jordi BonellNéstor GiménezJaume Gispert, David Mengual, Vicenç Solsona
Music Education Research I: Diego Calderón
Main instrument III (click here to acces)
Optional subject (click here to acces)

4th year

Research in music education IIJosep M. Borràs
Management of music education centres
Instrumental and vocal conducting IIPere Lluís Biosca
Information and comunication techniques/Computer musicSanti Galán
Instrumental Ensemble IVJoan MonnéJordi FarrésVicenç SolsonaDavid PastorRamón Ángel ReyMiquel Àngel CorderoJoan Díaz
Voice IIOlga López Espejo
Music Education Research II
Main instrument
 IV (click here to acces)
Optional subjects (click here to acces)
Pedagogy practicum
Final Project (more information)