For musicians involved in teaching and education work, there are a huge variety of online resources for professional development.
Trinity Laban offers a set of useful links on their careers portal, including vital advice on DBS (formerly CRB) checks. Music Mark, the UK association for music education, is a professional body representing individuals involved in music education and their website contains extensive information about developments in the field. Music Teacher Magazine (published by Rhinegold) is another good port of call – there is a digital edition available.
MusicTeachers.co.uk is a directory of music teachers, with free basic membership (you can pay to upgrade). In partnership with the Musicians Union, they have set up a YouTube channel called ‘The Art of Teaching’, which aims to show inspiring professional teachers giving insights into the way they work. For more ideas about how to improve your teaching skills, The Tutor Pages offers hundreds of short articles with advice and bright ideas. The Youth Music Network is another peer-learning network and also has a new series of downloadable Resource Packs on a range of music education topics.
For instrumental and vocal teachers looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of teaching, the Certificate for Music Educators (CME) is a flexible qualification for music educators working with children and young people in England. Developed by the music education sector led by Arts Council England and Creative and Cultural Skills, the CME has been designed to be relevant to all practitioners, regardless of musical genre or the stage of their career. The awarding bodies for the CME are ABRSM and Trinity College London.
A number of other training and CPD courses are listed on the Trinity Laban careers portal.
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