ALCM(TD)

The ALCM(TD) in Instrumental/Vocal Teaching is the second-level teaching diploma offered by the London College of Music. It comprises of five elements:

  1. 20 minute demonstration lesson in front of the examiner(s);
  2. Essay (4,000 words on a prescribed topic chosen by the candidate);
  3. Presentation and demonstration centred around LCM exam pieces, and general teaching issues;
  4. Performance, on your instrument of a piece of Grade 6 standard or above;
  5. Viva voce discussion based on your presentation and demonstration lesson.

How can David help?

Demonstration Lesson:

  • Advice on choice of pupil, lesson structure and content;
  • Read and give feedback on drafts of any lesson plans;

Essay:

  • Advice on choice of title, planning and structuring the essay;
  • Recommend reading, resources and other materials relating to the topic;
  • Read and give feedback on drafts of the essay;
  • Give general advice on academic writing, presentation and referencing.

Presentation and Demonstration:

  • Advice on choosing the required pieces;
  • Recommend reading, resources and other materials relating to the topic;
  • Advice on structuring the presentation;
  • Feedback on drafts of presentation.

Performance:

  • Advice on choosing a suitable piece.

Viva Voce:

  • Providing sample questions based on your presentation and demonstration;
  • General advice about the Viva discussion.

All mentoring is tailored to the individual and is not a course of study. There are no set course materials, rather, David is guided by your individual needs and requirements.

Only one option for ALCM(TD) mentoring is offered:

Option A

Mentoring for complete ALCM(TD)
Runs January to July, June to December, September to March
£260 (or 6 x £47.50 monthly payments)

To find out more about the mentoring David offers and to enquire about availability, please send him a message.