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Training and events for music teachers, schools, community musicians and more

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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A Common Approach: Introducing Tech and Tabla

  • 22nd April 2024
  • 4:00-5:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Catherine Brentnall leads a session on the growth of A Common Approach with introductions to the new Music Tech and Tabla sections.

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Musical Playfulness for Pupils with PMLD

  • 24th April
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

As part of our New Directions in Inclusive Music series with MEHEM Uprising, This webinar introduces practitioners to the Musical Play Framework and using it with pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

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The ABRSM Discount Scheme | Q&A

  • 8th May 2024
  • 1pm - 2pm
  • Online (Zoom)

A Q&A to help you find out everything you need to know about offering discounted exams in your music service.

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T-Time

  • 6th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

T-time online sessions are interactive sessions exclusively for classroom teachers to talk about their current teaching practice. T Time is an opportunity to reflect with colleagues across primary, secondary and SEND settings around the UK and discuss hot topics affecting music education.

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Peer Group: Instrumental and Vocal Tutors

  • 13th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Music Mark peer groups allow people across the UK to connect, discuss and learn from people with similar roles within the Music Education Sector. This session is specifically for Instrumental and Vocal Tutors.

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Ofsted Update on Music in Schools

  • 18th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join Christopher Stevens for an update from Ofsted on Music Education in schools.

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Music Licensing in Education | Q&A

  • 20th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join experts from PMLL, PRS and CCLI as they answer your questions on licensing for recorded, written and performed music.

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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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This 1 hour webinar run by Music Education Solutions will outline what the National Plan for Music Education (England) means for schools, covering all relevant aspects of this non-statutory government guidance.

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SEND Barriers to Singing

  • 17th April 2024
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Online (Zoom)

Explore SEND barriers to singing including neurodiversity, physical challenges, accessibility and limited opportunities.

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Choral Conducting: An Intermediate Guide

  • 20th April 2024
  • 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • St Andrew's Church, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LJ

A one-day training event for those who have successfully completed our Initial level of training, or those who already have experience of leading a choir regularly and are looking to develop their skills further.

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A Common Approach: Introducing Tech and Tabla

  • 22nd April 2024
  • 4:00-5:30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Catherine Brentnall leads a session on the growth of A Common Approach with introductions to the new Music Tech and Tabla sections.

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Primary Music Leadership Certificate

  • 23 April, 21 May, 25 June 2024
  • 12.50pm - 3.20pm
  • Online (Zoom)

This taught course comprises three half-day training sessions across the summer term. These will be supported with access to online learning materials, and challenges, ideas and activities to try out in the classroom, culminating in a short assignment.

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Cultural Barriers to Singing

  • 23rd April 2024
  • 16:00 - 17:00
  • Online (Zoom)

Join us as our expert panel discuss religion, family attitudes, cultural legacy, and navigating differing cultural and social expectations.

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Musical Playfulness for Pupils with PMLD

  • 24th April
  • 4pm - 5.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

As part of our New Directions in Inclusive Music series with MEHEM Uprising, This webinar introduces practitioners to the Musical Play Framework and using it with pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.

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Join us for a transformative 2 1/2 hour online workshop exploring the power of music in communication, led by an experienced HCPC registered Music Therapist. This workshop will help you discover how music can enhance your ability to educate and connect in an Early Years and Primary setting.

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Identifying Musical Talent and Potential

  • 25th April 2024
  • 16:00 - 17:30
  • Online (Zoom)

Delivered for free thanks to AYM’s Arts Council NPO funding, ITP tackles one of the biggest obstacles to young people’s musical progress – identifying those with talent and potential, especially in whole class or larger group settings.

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In this 1.5 hour webinar you will explore research around development and progression of musical skills in primary aged children.

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Sounds Wild Training

  • 1st and 8th May 2024
  • Online and Camp Mohawk

A unique two-day training opportunity: Supporting you to explore the use of outdoor spaces & nature-based items as a multi-sensory backdrop for music-based projects.

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Figurenotes: Developing Your Practice

  • 1st, 8th, and 15th May 2024
  • 09:30 - 11:30
  • Online (Zoom)

Training in accessible music techniques using Figurenotes as a tool. We’ll cover the fundamentals of music, rhythm and pulse, composition and creative play, and ways to effectively work with mixed-ability groups.

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Developing Core Skills in Primary Music

  • 2nd May 2024
  • 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Online (Zoom)

In this full day webinar you will learn how to support your pupils to develop their skills and understanding in performing, composing & improvising, listening, reading notation, and understanding the history of music.

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Learn the differing barriers between primary and secondary singing, including lack of teacher training, culture in school, the importance of legacy and transition, changing voices, and time.

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The ABRSM Discount Scheme | Q&A

  • 8th May 2024
  • 1pm - 2pm
  • Online (Zoom)

A Q&A to help you find out everything you need to know about offering discounted exams in your music service.

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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, Amy Bebbington will explore a variety of conducting and musical leadership skills.

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Return to Work Workshop

  • 20th May 2024
  • 09:30 - 11:00
  • Online

For teachers, school leaders and support staff returning to work after a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave. Legal entitlements, best practice and practical tips to prepare for a confident return.

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Secondary Music Leadership Certificate

  • 22 May, 12 June, 3 July 2024
  • 1.15pm - 4.15pm
  • Online (Zoom)

This programme aims to provide tools to support teachers in developing a thriving music department and delivering a high quality curriculum appropriate to their local context. It is suitable for those who are currently leading a department, or working towards their first head of department role.

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Assessing Musical Performance

  • 24th May 2024
  • 10:00 - 11:30
  • Online

Join us online for a CPD webinar! Understanding the way ABRSM exams are assessed will support the entire exam journey for you and your pupil, from preparation right through to the exam itself, and beyond to getting the most from the mark form.

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Introducing LRSM and FRSM Performance Diplomas

  • Thursday 25 April 2024
  • 17:30 - 19:00
  • Online

Join Mervyn Cousins (Chair of ABRSM’s Chief Examiner Group) and Ali Bowen-Davies (Head of Assessment and Curriculum) to learn about the new Performance Diploma Suite from ABRSM (LRSM and FRSM).

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National Youth Folk Ensemble Open Day

  • 28th May 2024
  • 10:30 - 16:30
  • Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB

This Open Day will have music workshops with skilled professionals, a Q&A regarding the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and lots of outlets for individual and group creativity. The Open Day will allow individuals to take part in a band for a day, and to explore folk music with other passionate people.

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National Youth Folk Ensemble Open Day

  • 29th May 2024
  • 10:30 - 16:30
  • Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY

This Open Day will have music workshops with skilled professionals, a Q&A regarding the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and lots of outlets for individual and group creativity. The Open Day will allow individuals to take part in a band for a day, and to explore folk music with other passionate people.

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National Youth Folk Ensemble Open Day

  • 31st May 2024
  • 10:30 - 16:30
  • Exeter Pheonix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

This Open Day will have music workshops with skilled professionals, a Q&A regarding the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and lots of outlets for individual and group creativity. The Open Day will allow individuals to take part in a band for a day, and to explore folk music with other passionate people.

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This 1.5 hour webinar Dr Liz Stafford will take you through the process of designing an effective, sequential, and progressive music curriculum.

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T-Time

  • 6th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

T-time online sessions are interactive sessions exclusively for classroom teachers to talk about their current teaching practice. T Time is an opportunity to reflect with colleagues across primary, secondary and SEND settings around the UK and discuss hot topics affecting music education.

Find out more

Peer Group: Instrumental and Vocal Tutors

  • 13th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Music Mark peer groups allow people across the UK to connect, discuss and learn from people with similar roles within the Music Education Sector. This session is specifically for Instrumental and Vocal Tutors.

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Maximising the Impact of Classroom Helpers

  • 17th June 2024
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Online Zoom

Are you making the most of your classroom help in your drama, dance or music lessons? Teaching assistants and additional adults (who may be teachers or performers) can have an amazing impact on learning when deployed and communicated with effectively.

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Ofsted Update on Music in Schools

  • 18th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join Christopher Stevens for an update from Ofsted on Music Education in schools.

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In this 1.5 hour webinar you will explore how to create and implement a music development plan for your school or setting.

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Music Licensing in Education | Q&A

  • 20th June 2024
  • 4pm - 5pm
  • Online (Zoom)

Join experts from PMLL, PRS and CCLI as they answer your questions on licensing for recorded, written and performed music.

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An introduction to ARSM Performance

  • 21st June 2024
  • 14:00 - 15:30
  • online

Join Andrew Dibb (ABRSM Chief Examiner) to learn about the existing Performance Diploma ARSM.

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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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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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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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