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German and Music: Vienna

Learn to speak German and improve your music skills at the Vienna Conservatorium

Is this course for you? Yes if you want to practise your music skills whilst learning German in the fabulous city of Vienna.

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Dates offered
Throughout the year, but please note the Music school holidays
  • Open to 18 yrs + age group on set start dates
  • German Lessons: Standard Course (20 per week) or Intensive Course (30 per week)
  • German course group size: Standard course: 8-12
  • Music lesson (1 per week) additional music lessons can be booked on request
  • Cultural programme (5 per week)
  • Duration: 4 weeks – 12 months
  • Minimum age: 16 years
Music School Holidays: 2021
No music classes are held on these dates 24 Dec ’20-06 Jan, 01-06 Feb, 27 Mar-05 Apr,  22-24 May, 03 July-05 Sept, 24 Dec-06 Jan ‘22

Theoretical lessons can be cancelled without substitution during exam periods in Sept, Jan and June.
Note: You can start your German course, even though the Music School is closed.

The ‘Wiener Konservatorium’ or Vienna Conservatorium is world renowned, and though classified as a very traditional school, it is also very innovative. As an educational establishment for students from around the world, the Vienna Conservatorium offers a great variety of music education, ranging from a classical music education (music composition, music theory, music lessons for various instruments) to a very popular jazz music class. It doesn’t only offer instrumental music education, as voice training classes are also available.

German and Music Programme
A German course of your choice (i.e. Standard course, Intensive course) for 4 weeks to 12 months, with 20 to 30 German lessons and 5 lessons cultural and leisure programme per week. In the afternoon you receive one individual instrumental music or voice lesson per week and one theoretical supplementary music subject per week at the Vienna Conservatorium.

Music at the Conservatoire

Music instruction takes place at the Vienna Conservatorium which is about 20 minutes from the German language school, by underground. About 600 students from all over the world study music at this music institute.
Instruction is offered across a range of ability levels, so lessons are suitable for music students and professionals and music lessons for enthusiastic amateurs.

Practical Music lessons
You receive one individual instrumental music or voice lesson per week.

Theoretical Music lessons
One theoretical subject per week, such as history of Music, music composition, acoustics, instrumental music tuition.

Practice in orchestra, chamber music or choir.

A Vienna Conservatorium certificate testifying the student has attended music lessons and the educational level plus a German language school course certificate.

Student course requirements

Beginners of German can start the German course and practical music lessons at the same time.
A good knowledge of German is necessary to follow the theoretical music lessons at the Vienna Conservatorium.

Standard German Course

20 German group lessons
5 cultural activities
+ music or singing classes as required.

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Intensive German Course

30 German group lessons
5 cultural activities
+ music or singing classes as required.

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Music Course costs:

Price for 1 instrumental/voice lessons: EUR 76.00 per week
Supplementary instrumental/voice lesson: EUR 58.00 per week

Practice facilities: Approx. EUR 3.00 – 6.00 per hour

Public transport: Approx. EUR 20.00 per week

Price includes:
German Standard course: 20 lessons/week in small groups of max. 12 students.
5 lessons of cultural and leisure programme, for example: Vienna guided tours, talks and videos on Austrian music, art, history, literature, cuisine, culture and customs; Waltz course.
German school certificate.
German vocabulary book.
Course books may be borrowed for the whole course. Books can be bought at a 50% discount from the school office.
Use of computers, books, CD’s, DVD’s and magazines in the multimedia library.
Student service at the school office, Monday–Friday.
Free internet access & free W-LAN/WiFi.
Student manual with interesting tips on Vienna.
German school card entitling holder to discounts at a number of museums, theatres, restaurants, shops.