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Discover inspiring music education training and events around the UK.

Music Mark Members are encouraged to take advantage of our year-round offer of professional development opportunities including peer groups and our mentoring and coaching programme.

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Bringing together experts from Music Education and beyond, this collaboration between the DIME Alliance and Technology in Music Education will give music teachers, practitioners and leaders an opportunity to explore how they can lead the way in digital innovation in music education.

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Climate Conversations

  • 26 June, 8 October, 5 December 2024, 20 January, 19 March 2025
  • Hour Long Sessions (Various Times)
  • Online (Zoom)

An opportunity for colleagues across the UK music education sector to discuss how they are getting involved in This Is Not A Rehearsal, and raise ideas or challenges surrounding their work and the climate crisis.

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The Leadership Collective: Managing Through Change

  • 2nd July 2024
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join The Leadership Collective as they guide you through your responses to change and give insights into thinking about change as a team.

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High Impact Senior Leadership

  • 26th September 2024 - 13th March 2025
  • 9am - 12pm
  • Online (Zoom)

High Impact Senior Leadership is a virtual leadership development programme designed for Leaders within Music Hubs, led by Andy Hind.

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Taking Trauma-Informed Approaches

  • 9th October 2024 & 5th March 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on Trauma informed practices and approaches.

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Carbon Literacy Training

  • 9th October & 16th October
  • 9.30am - 12:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join us for this 2-part Carbon Literacy Certified training course to help you build understanding and develop clear and personalised next steps for your organisation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Leadership Collective: Striking a Balance

  • 10th October 2024
  • 2pm - 4pm

Join The Leadership Collective as they explain how can we succeed in attaining a healthy work-life balance.

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Increasing Neurodiversity Awareness

  • 6 November 2024 & 14 May 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on understanding Neurodiversity, supporting your ‘Learner in Mind’ and more.

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Music Mark Conference 2024

  • 18-19 November
  • East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Join us in Nottingham this November for Music Mark’s Annual Conference, with a focus on Sustainability.

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Growing Trans & Non-Binary Awareness

  • 8 January 2025 & 2 July 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on Transgender and Non-Binary awareness, to help people finding confidence in understanding, supporting and making space for Gender Diverse people.

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Music Mark Members are encouraged to take advantage of our year-round offer of professional development opportunities including peer groups and our mentoring and coaching programme.

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Pedals are the colouring tools of the piano. Subtle control and an astute awareness of the sounds and effects they can provide will bring added dimensions to a performance.

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Introducing an instinctive and natural rubato can be challenging for all teachers. How and when do we explain rubato to our own pupils, what is its relationship to playing ‘in time,’ and how do we nurture a natural rubato, giving our pupils the independence to make their own musical decisions?

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From a beautiful cantabile, through nuanced phrasing, to dramatic forte chords, choose a piece from the Piano Exam Pieces where pedalling might feature and get some new ideas at this masterclass.How often have you considered how natural arm weight impacts on tone production? How important is a relax

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Bringing together experts from Music Education and beyond, this collaboration between the DIME Alliance and Technology in Music Education will give music teachers, practitioners and leaders an opportunity to explore how they can lead the way in digital innovation in music education.

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With new repertoire comes new ideas. Perhaps think about bringing unfamiliar repertoire to this masterclass or repertoire you might not normally consider.

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Climate Conversations

  • 26 June, 8 October, 5 December 2024, 20 January, 19 March 2025
  • Hour Long Sessions (Various Times)
  • Online (Zoom)

An opportunity for colleagues across the UK music education sector to discuss how they are getting involved in This Is Not A Rehearsal, and raise ideas or challenges surrounding their work and the climate crisis.

Find out more

Leics Get Together! – Music Educators’ Conference

  • 26th June 2024
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RA

Leicestershire Music is pleased to announce that the Music Educator’s Conference is back for 2024, ‘Leics Get Together’ from 9:00am – 4:00pm on Wednesday 26th June 2024.

We are excited that along with the usual opportunities to reflect, learn, network and make music.

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Introducing an instinctive and natural rubato can be challenging for all teachers. How and when do we explain rubato to our own pupils, what is its relationship to playing ‘in time,’ and how do we nurture a natural rubato, giving our pupils the independence to make their own musical decisions.

Find out more

Youth Fest 2024

  • Friday 28 June 2024
  • 10am - 5pm
  • Barnsley Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ

Youth Fest is a brand new, non-competitive brass festival created by Brass Bands England. Celebrating success and participation in music, it is free-to-enter with limited places. The inaugural event will take place on Friday 28 June at Barnsley Civic.

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The Leadership Collective: Managing Through Change

  • 2nd July 2024
  • 2pm - 4pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join The Leadership Collective as they guide you through your responses to change and give insights into thinking about change as a team.

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This twilight CPD series is designed to develop confidence, knowledge & skills for teachers, of all experience levels, leading secondary-school age singers either in a choir or a classroom. In this session, Rachel Staunton will share her experience of engaging and retaining diverse teenage singers!

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Register for this free webinar on Wednesday 3 July to learn how to arrange and compose in Dorico.

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In this 1.5 hour webinar you will explore how to take an inclusive approach to teaching music in your setting.

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Join us and our panellists to explore the risks associated with AI entrenching bias in music education. How can we ensure that AI-supported music education considers equity, diversity and inclusion?

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High Impact Senior Leadership

  • 26th September 2024 - 13th March 2025
  • 9am - 12pm
  • Online (Zoom)

High Impact Senior Leadership is a virtual leadership development programme designed for Leaders within Music Hubs, led by Andy Hind.

Find out more

Carbon Literacy Training

  • 9th October & 16th October
  • 9.30am - 12:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join us for this 2-part Carbon Literacy Certified training course to help you build understanding and develop clear and personalised next steps for your organisation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Find out more

Taking Trauma-Informed Approaches

  • 9th October 2024 & 5th March 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on Trauma informed practices and approaches.

Find out more

The Leadership Collective: Striking a Balance

  • 10th October 2024
  • 2pm - 4pm

Join The Leadership Collective as they explain how can we succeed in attaining a healthy work-life balance.

Find out more

Increasing Neurodiversity Awareness

  • 6 November 2024 & 14 May 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on understanding Neurodiversity, supporting your ‘Learner in Mind’ and more.

Find out more

Music Mark Conference 2024

  • 18-19 November
  • East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Join us in Nottingham this November for Music Mark’s Annual Conference, with a focus on Sustainability.

Find out more

Growing Trans & Non-Binary Awareness

  • 8 January 2025 & 2 July 2025
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

We’ve teamed up with Diverse Educators to deliver a two-part course on Transgender and Non-Binary awareness, to help people finding confidence in understanding, supporting and making space for Gender Diverse people.

Find out more

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