Additional qualification as a music teacher in educational assistance

An in-service training in 7 modules

Target group: Employees of educational institutions,
- who want to build up and expand their music pedagogical work or qualify it
- and would like to responsibly develop and implement music pedagogical concepts in their field of work.

Through the many years of work of the "Bundesjugendhilfe-Musikprojekt des BvKE", the importance of musical work with children and adolescents in educational assistance became visible.

Music education in child and youth welfare works with children and young people who are disadvantaged on many levels. The further education is resource-oriented, it starts with the musical preferences and interests of the children and adolescents and builds on them. First and foremost, musical experience and making music together should be stimulated and enable a sense of achievement.

Music pedagogical offers should belong to the standard of the educational assistance. Until now, there has been no such training in the context of educational assistance. This is why the BvKE, in cooperation with the Rhineland-Palatinate State Music Academy and the Catholic College for Social Pedagogy in Saarbrücken, is qualifying employees with an affinity for music in educational assistance to become competent and certified music educators.

The course provides a broad insight into the possibilities of music pedagogical work in educational assistance and focuses on pedagogical and therapeutic approaches in addition to musical skills and knowledge.

It goes without saying that all modules involve making music, singing and moving together. Elementarization as a didactic-methodical principle is fundamental.


Contents of the individual modules:

- Inclusion and rhythm

- Listening and silence

- Singing with groups

- Music and movement, percussion

- Practice of band and ensemble

- Rap, hip hop, music production

- Certification, final presentation

Teaching team:

The overall direction of the course is in the hands of Jörg Schöpp (KFS Saarbrücken) and Bernd Keffer (for over 20 years musical director of the Federal Youth Aid Music Project of the BvKE).

Qualified and experienced lecturers are invited to the individual modules, including Robert Wagner, Alex Sauerländer, Dr. Bernhard Sommer, Jutta Lorenz, Birgit Leibfried, Jochen Wagner, Mando and Suzanne Dowaliby.

Number of participants: approx. 20
Course start: 10:00 on the first day of each module
Course end: each 16:00 on the last day of the module
Note on date: 16.22.1 / 09.03. - 11.03.2022
16.22.2 / 13.06. - 15.06.2022
16.22.3 / 02.11. - 04.11.2022
16.22.4 / 13.02. - 15.02.2023
16.22.5 / 14.06. - 16.06.2023
16.22.6 / 11.10. - 13.10.2023
16.22.7 / 19.02. - 21.02.2024
Final concert:

20.02.2024 (final presentation)


incl. overnight stay and meals 400 € per module

The registration for the course is binding for all course phases.

(Total cost 2800 €)


Information on content-related questions:

Bernd Keffer and Jörg Schöpp



Phone (Bernd Keffer): 0171 1908448

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.

This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2216 as serving official interests.