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Inclusive Practitioner CPD Training – Diversity and Inclusion

  • 2nd April 2024
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • Beacon Music Centre, Stanton Road, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5SJ

A look at the key issues and concepts of diversity and inclusion within music education, and how to ensure your work meets the needs of all young people.

Participants will unpack what is meant by equality, equity, diversity and inclusion and considerations to make when creating inclusive music making activities. The session includes a practical workshop using inclusive musical resources for classroom lessons and workshop leading.

From attending this training session, participants will get the opportunity to:

  • Network with other teachers, practitioners, music leaders and community musicians from across the sector
  • Engage with case studies submitted by facilitators and young people
  • Unpack what is meant by equality, equity, diversity and inclusion and how to consider this when developing musical activity for young people to access.
  • Identify and think about addressing unconscious bias and common assumptions around racism, disability, LGBTQ+ communities and other minority groups within music making activities with young people.
  • Discuss the use of inclusive language when working with young people
  • Experience and share practical music making activities with a focus on diversity and inclusion.
About our Facilitators

David Straun

David trained as an actor and singer. He has worked as a freelance director for several theatre companies and taught in Secondary, Further and Higher Education settings. For a number of years he was an Associate Director for Myrtle Theatre Company based in Bristol which produced fresh, powerful theatre influenced by diverse voices, and whose ground-breaking participation work used theatre and the process of making theatre to improve the health and well-being of young people in difficult circumstances.

He has created many inclusive arts projects in a range of community and educational settings. He has also worked as a consultant on projects in partnership with organisations including the Institute of Education, The National Childrens’ Bureau, the RSA and the education charity Edge, and has led many training workshops with professional groups such as Doctors, Architects, Social Workers and Teachers.

He currently works as a practitioner on the Hope Creative project with young people in care for Bristol Beacon.

Seah Hotson

Seah is a facilitator and sound designer with a focus on inclusive music practice and music for wellbeing. She has experience working with vulnerable young people facilitating music groups and one-to-ones. Seah has devised and delivered The Creative Empowerment Project; exploring feminism and challenges facing female, trans and non-binary young people through music, dance and drama. She delivers music intervention for young people in Pupil Referral Unit settings.

From working with young people with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP), she is experienced at working in ways to suit each individual within a session, helping them to develop musical skills, build confidence, autonomy and increase wellbeing.

Attend this event

This training session is for music educators, including classroom teachers, community musicians, music workshop leaders, peripatetic teachers and those thinking of starting out as a music leader/facilitator.

Discounted rates apply for individuals and freelancers.

Individuals and Freelancers: £30
Organisations: £40


Limited free places are available for those who experience barriers accessing workshops or education. This can be people who are experiencing financial difficulties or who identify as disabled.

Please contact for more information or to find out how to apply for a free place.

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