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Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
03 Sep 2024 (Tue)
1 year
Course Fee
Deadline on 15 Jul 2024 (Mon)
3762 0094
2151 0720
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The programme aims to prepare students to achieve advanced technical skills and competence as a piano performer and teacher. In addition to providing specialised training for students to improve their performance in piano playing, the curriculum also drills on students’ pedagogical knowledge and competence in piano teaching so that they can develop a range of teaching approaches when delivering piano lessons. The programme also covers research techniques and methods for students’ future pursuit of research.



deliver a high standard of performance and demonstrate an advanced level of expertise and competence in piano playing;

  1. discuss piano teaching from different perspectives and a broad range of pedagogical approaches that can be used across a wide spectrum of levels and abilities; 
  2. advance their technical and stylistic development on piano performance as required of both a performer and a piano teacher, and establish a repertoire covering a variety of styles; 
  3. develop a broad range of teaching approaches to interpret different music compositions for different levels of students; 
  4. analyse different psychological theories and approaches for music teaching and performing; and  
  5. explain research principles and methods applicable to music pedagogy and performance, and apply the skills in doing and presenting academic research and critical reflection.

Programme Details

The Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance) will be offered in blended learning mode. The medium of delivery and assessment is English.

Name of Award

After completion of the programme with a pass in all modules as well as 70% of the attendance requirement, the students will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance) 音樂深造文憑(鋼琴教學及演奏)within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

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Days / Time
  • Tuesday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm


Module Code

Module Title

Class Schedule



Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century

Start from 3 September 2024,

Tuesdays (6:30pm- 9:30pm)



Advanced Piano Pedagogy

Start from 14 January 2024,

Tuesdays (6:30pm - 9:30pm)



Research in Music Teaching and Learning (Online)




Psychology in Music (Online)




Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice

Start from 20 May 2024,

Tuesdays (6:30pm - 9:30pm)






**We will try our best to adhere to the schedule.  However, details may be revised if necessary. **

Special Features

  • "The practical demonstrations and master classes are exceptional! Every student is given the opportunity to perform repertoire with immediate guidance."
  • "The teachers' active encouragement and guidance have greatly enhanced our participation in class and improved our piano performance skills. We have also learned how to teach piano at different proficiency levels through the teacher's professional demonstrations"
  • "The invaluable experience of performing on stage has been transformative"

Teacher Information

Dr Chen Ti-Wei – PhD (Hong Kong Baptist University), MMus (Royal Holloway, University of London), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Durham University), BMus (Trinity College of Music, London), Editorial Board (Arts Education Policy Review, Routledge)


Dr Lee Yung Yung Elsa – DMA Eastman School of Music, MMus Sydney Conservation of Music, Dip, BMus HKAPA, EdM Columbia University - Teachers College

Mr Wong Wai Wing Stephen – FTCL, LTCL, LRSM, MMus, McGill University

Mr Chu Alan Wai Heng – BM RCM, MM RAM, ARAM

Ms Lee Ka Ling Colleen – Dip, BM, ProfDip HKAPA, Dip HMTMH, LTCL, FTCL, LRSM

Mr Young Chap Lai Raymond – MA Wien, LTCL, FTCL, ARCM


Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$48,000 ( in one single payment)
  • Course Fee : HK$1,939 (Library Fee: optional)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree, preferably in music, awarded by a recognized university, and
  2. have passed the Grade 8 piano examination under ABRSM or equivalent;  

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

a.      an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

b.      a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or

c.      HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or

d.      HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or

e.      equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Applicants will be required to submit a video clip of 10-15 minutes of their own piano performance or teaching demonstration. Shortlisted applicants might be invited for an interview.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century [Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance)]
COURSE CODE 32Z133947 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 3762-0054
Advanced Piano Pedagogy [Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance)]
COURSE CODE 32Z133955 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 3762-0054
Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice [Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance)]
COURSE CODE 32Z133963 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 3762-0054
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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Enrolment Method

Please submit the following documents to any HKU SPACE enrolment counters or post to HKU SPACE, 19/F, Island East Campus, 494 King's Road, NorthPoint, Hong Kong (attention to Ms Anita Li).

  1. completed application form (SF26);
  2. a copy of academic transcripts; and
  3. crossed cheque of HK$200 for the application fee (payable to "HKU SPACE").
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.