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 8 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;


  • 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.


  • 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
£395 (or 6 x £72.50 monthly payments)

If you are outside the UK, and your exam sessions take place at different times, packages can be adjusted accordingly. Please enquire.

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