Claudio Forcada

Department of Education and Artistic Mediation

Recerca en educació musical
Innovació en educació musical

Claudio Forcada

Pedagogue and researcher


1999: Superior Degree in Violin (Santiago de Compostela).

2015: Doctorate (PhD): doctoral thesis on the effectiveness of teaching stringed instruments (Birmingham City University. UK).


Author of six documentaries and four manuals on string instrument pedagogy, music education and research commissioned by the Universidad Internacional Valenciana and the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid), as well as two volumes of the I-Musi methodology for violin;


Since 1999 he has given more than 300 courses and conferences in Europe, America and Asia; He has received the Ernest Newman Award from Birmingham City University [2012] for his research on the application of Motor Learning in Music pedagogy and a recognition from the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador [2013], for his contribution to music education in the country.

In 2022 he was made an honorary member of the European String Teachers Association (ESTA);

Since 2020 he has been the content director of I-Musi, an innovative learning system using new technologies awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture;

Involved in social causes, Dr. Forcada is founder and board member of the NGO Children4Music and director of "Música Futura", a programme of education through music for underprivileged children;


1993-2006 Teacher at the conservatories of Ciudad Real, Albacete, Alcañiz (Teruel) and A Coruña;

2010-2022: Professor at the Universitat Internacional de València (String Didactics)

2022-2023: Creator and director of the Master in Instrumental Pedagogy at the Alfonso X el Sabio University (Madrid). Teacher of the subject of String Didactics;

Since 2007: Director and violin teacher in Studio Forcada.

From 2020: Professor at the Master’s Degree in Music education for musicians of the ESMUC (Barcelona)

Violin teacher and head of studies at the Escola Municipal de Música do Concello de Oleiros (5 years).

Violin teacher at the Bridge Project in London (2 years);