One Week Course for European Music Teachers | PRESENTIAL


5 days course 400€

7 days course 560€


This course is designed to stimulate the creation of networks and partnerships at European level. For a week you will have access to training by highly qualified teachers and you can also enjoy quality cultural events in a pleasant and attractive city.

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The course aims to provide teachers with:

  • an insight into the teaching of Music in PORTUGAL (primary and secondary level).
  • an opportunity to compare the teaching of Music in different European countries, to exchange ideas and develop links with teachers from other European countries.
  • a chance to attend to Music Events.
  • Job Shadowing.
  • Workshops (Improvisation and Music on Music Teaching.

Course Contents

  1. Lecture on The Portuguese Music Education System.
  2. Group discussion comparing the Teaching of Music in the different countries represented – curriculum, materials, methods, standards, assessment, national education policies, extra-curricular activities, etc.
  3. Visit to a Music School – observe assembly, music lessons and extra-curricular activities. Opportunity for discussion with teachers.
  4. Workshop on improvisation techniques.
  5. Workshop on New Technologies on music Teaching.
  6. Attend to music events.

Day 1: Sunday – Welcoming Session

  • Course presentation and training objectives.
    • Individual orientation and information about the venue and country
  • Round up presentation and networking between all participants.
  • Music Concert.

Day 2: Monday – Teaching Music

  • Lecture & Discussion on The Portuguese Music Education System.
  • Group discussion comparing the Teaching of Music in the different countries represented – curriculum, materials, methods, standards, assessment, national education policies, extra-curricular activities etc

Day 3: Tuesday

  • Workshop Elaboration of international projects

Day 4: Wednesday

  • Workshop “New Technologies on Music Teaching”

Day 5: Thursday

  • Workshop on Music Improvisation (adapted to music classes)

Day 6: Friday

  • Job Shadowing at Curso de Música Silva Monteiro – observe music lessons/rehearsals (Opportunity for discussion with teachers).

Day 7: Saturday

  • Music Concert
  • Course evaluation.
    • Releasing official course certifications
  • Participants departure.

Pre-registration on this link:

Target Audience

Music Teachers (primary and secondary level), School Management; Teachers and School Staff; Music Advisers.


The course will only occur with a minimum of 12 participants.

If in your organization you have a group of 12 people interested in taking the course, we can schedule different dates for you all.

Course details


Hugo Simões

Born in 1975, guitarist Hugo Simões began his musical studies at the Leiria Choral Society under Professor José Mesquita Lopes. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Teaching (Pre-Bologna) – specialising in the guitar, from the University of Aveiro, under the guidance of Joseph Zsapka and Paulo Vaz de Carvalho, and a postgraduate degree in School Administration from the Porto Higher Institute of Education and Work, and in Educational Science from the University of Aveiro.

He is widely experienced, both as a guitarist and a teacher, and has made solo performances and been part of several chamber music formations, of note being his solo performances with the Centre Classical Orchestra (Guarda Municipal Theatre – 2007), the Beiras Philharmonic Orchestra (Closing concert for the 10th Guitar Competition and International Festival in Sernancelhe – 2008), the Guitarrafonia guitar orchestra (at Serralves em Festa in 2014) and the CMSJG Chamber Orchestra (9th Beira Interior Music Festival – 2014). In chamber music formations, of note are his international performances with the guitar octet Acord’ensemble at the International Guitar Festival in Paris (2010), with the Guitarrafonia guitar orchestra at Festival Allegromosso in Italy (2012) and with the Fatum Ensemble (Mexico, 2013). He taught the guitar at the St. Pius X Music Academy (1999-2004) and was Director of Studies and guitar teacher at the São José da Guarda Music Conservatory (2005-2015). His students have won several prizes at national and international competitions, and have been accepted at schools as prestigious as the University of Aveiro, Conservatorium Maastricht (the Netherlands), Vigo Music Conservatory (Spain) and Guildhall School of Music & Drama (the United Kingdom).

Hugo Simões currently teaches the guitar at Curso de Música Silva Monteiro and the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory in Aveiro.