One-to-one lessons are a vital part of music learning, and the traditional studio apprenticeship is the preferred model for vocal and instrumental education in tertiary music institutions.  The tradition continues to evolve, however, and in the dynamic musical cultures of the twenty-first century there is increasing opportunity – indeed, expectation – that the changing context, new research, and modern learning theory will enhance and support the evolution.

The Transforming One-to-one learning and teaching project is funded by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project aims to provide strategies and resources to assist students, teachers and institutions in ensuring that teaching is optimised and learning outcomes are maximised. 

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) is the lead institution, with Partner Institutions: The University of New South Wales, The University of Queensland, Guildhall School of Music and Drama (UK) and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. 


The project has resulted in a series of resources to support best practice learning and teaching in the one-to-one studio context.

One-to-One Symposium

Read about our past symposium with leading international presenters.