Individual Lesson – Basic (1/2hr) II

Language, Literature & Performing Arts
Course Code
MUSC 1256
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered


Course Description
Private instruction on the interpretation and performance of repertoire and technique.
Course Content
  1. Technique: Students will work on technique appropriate to their instrument and to their level and ability, through the assignment of studies, etudes and/or exercises by the instructor.
  2. Repertoire: Will be assigned by the instructor at a level appropriate to the student's level and ability.
  3. Sight Reading exercises: May be assigned by the instructor at a level appropriate to the student's level and ability.  
  4. Other Materials: May be introduced at the discretion of the instructor.
  5. Performance: Performance is not mandatory, though students will have the opportunity to perform in student recitals.
Methods Of Instruction

The student will receive one-half hour of private instruction per week for 12 weeks. 

Means of Assessment

Grades will be allotted by the instructor on the basis of weekly progress in the various aspects of the course, and on performance level exhibited over the course of the semester.  The instructor and student will discuss the student’s progress and performance level at regular intervals (minimum three times) during the semester, so that the student is aware of his/her current standing and what is expected.  No single evaluation will be worth more than 40% of the final grade (please see Douglas College’s evaluation policy). The following is a sample grade breakdown:


25%     Technical progress

25%     Musicianship progress

30%     Technical and musical performance level

20%     Attitude and effort

100%   Total


Up to 10% of the total mark will be deducted for unfulfilled participation. The following explains the grading calculation:

  • 1% is deducted for each absence from the Arts at One concert series.
  • 1% is added for each performance and/or accompaniment. This addition will only offset marks that have been deducted. 
Learning Outcomes

The successful student will be able to interpret and perform repertoire of an appropriate level, and demonstrate technical requirements as outlined in the Course Content.

Textbook Materials

The instructor will recommend suitable materials.




Full time status in the Basic Musicianship Program



Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

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Institution Transfer Details for MUSC 1256
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU PMI 1XX (2)
College of New Caledonia (CNC) No credit
Columbia College (COLU) No credit
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU MUSI 1205 (2)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CA 1XX (1)
University Canada West (UCW) No credit
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit
University of Northern BC (UNBC) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV GE 1XX (2)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC MUS 1XX (0.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) Individual Audition Required

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.