Course Description

This course continues to provide candidates with practical, hands-on experience in additional brass, woodwinds instruments from their Part I experience, percussion, and some contact with strings, guitar, and Musical Instrumental Digital Interface (MIDI) applications. Candidates will also have opportunities to sing as a means of human expression and are encouraged to use the singing voice as a tool for interpretive teaching.

Course Outline

Topics include:
  • demonstrating basic performance skills on two additional instruments: one brass, one woodwind (different from the instruments chosen in the Part 1 experience)
  •  demonstrating knowledge and teaching approaches of standard percussion instruments (i.e., band/orchestral percussion)
  • experiencing and applying a variety of music practices, including creating/improvising, world music, small ensembles, choir
  • applying knowledge of conducting using standard patterns
  • demonstrating an ability to read and conduct from conductor’s scores of intermediate level repertoire
  • demonstrating an understanding of the importance of beginning and intermediate method books and repertoire selection for the instrumental class
  • demonstrating group teaching and rehearsal skills in warm-ups, technique exercises and other classroom performance activities
  • demonstrating the relationship among program planning, assessment and evaluation and teaching/learning strategies that reflect key components of instrumental music
  • continuing to situate musical pieces in context  
  • introducing composers for music history
  •  demonstrating the ability to properly set up an instrumental music room/facility for effective instruction and learning 



Textbooks and Resources

  • Standard of Excellence Book 2
  • A brass instrument (trumpet, trombone, baritone, tuba) 
  • A woodwind instrument (flute, clarinet, saxophone—alto or tenor) 
  • A drum pad or snare drum. 
  • A conductor's baton
  • A metronome

NOTE:  Students may wish to consider contacting a Music store in order to rent these instruments.

OSAP Funding for AQ Courses

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) now includes funding for hundreds of micro-credential programs. The micro-credentials plan ensures loans and grants will be available to more learners to rapidly upskill and reskill for in-demand jobs. Please be advised that this AQ course is on the list of eligible courses for OSAP funding. Please view the Micro-credential website for details and eligibility. https://www.ontario.ca/page/micro-credentials-ontarios-postsecondary-schools.


Who can get OSAP?


OSAP is open to Ontario residents of any age who are:

  • Canadian citizens
  • permanent residents, or
  • protected persons

Students must enroll in courses prior to the semester deadline date.  OSAP would directly reimburse you for the tuition fee.  If you have questions regarding Micro-credential funding, please contact Student Awards and Financial Aid at award1@uwindsor.ca.



  • Hold a "Certificate of Qualification" with basic qualifications in two divisions, (i.e. Primary, Junior, Intermediate, or Senior).
  • "Certificate of Qualification" must be in good standing.
  • Completion of AQ Music-Instrumental, Part I.
  • One year of teaching experience - equivalent to 194 days of teaching experience as verified on the Confirmation of Teaching Experience form signed by a Supervisory Officer.  This form must be submitted to our office by the semester deadline date for course approval.

*The Ontario College of Teachers defines “supervisory official” as the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent of the school board for a teacher employed by a Board of Education. For a teacher employed by a private school, the “supervisory official” is the Ministry of Education official (e.g. Education Officer) appointed to provide supervisory services to the school.

Important Notice: While we endeavour to be as accurate as possible while reviewing your qualifications for courses in our program, the Faculty of Education bears no responsibility for ensuring you have met the qualifications as per the guidelines of the Ontario College of Teachers. It is your responsibility to learn which prerequisites you will need. https://www.oct.ca/members/additional-qualifications/prerequisites


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Section Title
AQ Music - Instrumental, Part 2 (Winter 2024)
Section Schedule
Jan 29, 2024 to Apr 14, 2024
Delivery Options
Online - Asynchronous Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $685.00
Reading List / Textbook


Section Notes
The deadline to enroll in Winter 2024 is January 15th, 2024.
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