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Professional development for music practitioners

Derbyshire Music Education Hub is dedicated to providing opportunities for professional development for all music education practitioners throughout the year.

The Derbyshire Music Education Hub facilitates the planning and delivery of professional development events to suit the needs of music education practitioners working in the city and county.

Listed below are all the upcoming CPD events and opportunities for instrumental and vocal teachers and music education practitioners in Derbyshire. Please note, these events are often tailored to a specific type of person − please check your eligibility before booking.

Are you a school teacher?

Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership provides CPD opportunities specifically for Primary and Secondary school teachers. Find out more about our schools' CPD offer.

UpRising Resource Balloon and Training


 An 'all thriller, no filler' bank of resources and training opportunities for all those who want to better engage young people with additional learning needs in music-making. 

Each resource was created in response to requests from instrumental tutors and classroom teachers, with a focus on areas of practice that aren't well supported elsewhere. 

Learn more about the Resource Balloon

UpRising! Instrumental Tutor Hivemind


Free termly webinars for teachers seeking to engage their pupils. A space for peers to share experiences and in a collaborative, supportive atmosphere that helps colleagues effectively engage pupils with additional needs in instrumental and curriculum music lessons.

Learn more about Hivemind

Certificate for Music Educators

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The Trinity Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators (CME) is a brand new qualification for music educators working with children and young people in the UK.

It is designed to enable music educators to gain recognition for their work while benefiting from opportunities to develop their practice.

Find out more about this qualification

RNCM Conducting Course for Music Educators

RNCM logoLed by Mark Heron, Acting Head of Conducting, this specialised course provides hands-on practical experience in a variety of genres, complemented by an e-learning component.

Participants develop their technical and artistic skills over three workshops in October, January and March.

Thanks to partnerships with music hubs and youth orchestras, practical work takes place in front of young musicians, creating an environment that mirrors their own experience. The online element includes bespoke material currently being developed via our ConductIT platform.

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