The purpose of this study is to identify the characteristics of the music teacher education course focusing on the Sibelius Academy and to explore the implications for the Korean music teacher education course. The results are as follows. First, pre-service teachers are required to have a master’s degree or higher. Second, the education courses are organized systematically for research skill, Third, teaching practice is operated in a close connection between teacher education institutions and teacher training schools. Based on the results of this study, it could be drawn that a curriculum needs to be operated to help music teachers to strengthen their research skill. In addition, it could be necessary to establish a system that develops their practical competency, keeping the right balance of musical skill and pedagogy, and the close connection between teacher education institutions and teacher training schools.
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