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Hub Partner CPD Opportunities

As part of our ongoing Music Education Hub partnership work we develop joint projects that offer unique and inclusive music education experiences to as broad a range of young people as possible. This academic year we will be working with Curve Theatre, Pedestrian Arts and Awards for Young Musicians on creating opportunities for more young people to progress in their music making.

As part of these projects there is the opportunity for additional CPD opportunities as follows:

Perfect Score - Curve Theatre, Pedestrian Arts & Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub

Perfect Score is an exciting Youth Music funded programme of work designed to inform and inspire young people who want to work in the music and creative industries. Celebrating shared anniversaries and with a combined 100 years of experience, Perfect Score brings together in partnership – Pedestrian,
Leicester-Shire Music Education Hub and Curve Theatre.

The project aims to raise awareness of careers in music, including participatory delivery and to develop talent in a range of styles and genres. The programme includes sessions across a 2 year period, a young person's Careers conference at Curve Theatre and the following CPD programme, Level Up!

Course Description
Drawing on input from professionals in music education across the region, the programme includes practical workshops, master classes, professional discussions and opportunities to network. Level Up sessions are open to anyone who would like to enhance knowledge of best practice in inclusive music making and to develop practical skills that can be applied in a range of music delivery settings.

Session 1 - Participatory music best practice
Learn skills and techniques to engage young people in music making – Our experienced professionals provide practical guidance and share insights gained through extensive work with young people in challenging circumstances.

Session 2 - Bringing music technology to life
How to use music technology in creative and group music making settings - A practical session demonstrating a range of methods using music technology in active music making.

Session 3 - Participatory music careers 101
Aimed at those wishing to develop or progress a career in participatory music. The key concepts, themes, and skills you need to know about as a workshop leader, community musician or aspiring animateur.

Feedback from the Pedestrian CPD programme 2017
"I have greatly furthered my learning in professional aspects of leading music workshops and how to engage young people." HM – Community Musician
"Enjoyable and informative, Thanks!" RJ - HE Music Lecturer

Look out for summer 2018 session dates on www.pedestrian.info and across social media site for Pedestrian and LMEH.

Cost: Standard - £50 per person
Concessionary: £25 Concessions are available for students, music hub partner organisation members and job seekers

If you would like to be notified in advance of session dates please contact Kate Rounding kate@pedestrian.info

Identifying Musical Talent and Potential Training! - Awards for Young Musicians

Are you curious?

Do you want to give all young people the opportunity to shine?
Do you believe all young people's musical potential should be spotted and supported?
Do you want to be able to train your peers and earn some extra income?

If you'd like to help others make a true assessment of who has potential in the classroom join us for our Identifying Musical Talent and Potential

The training has been delivered to over 1000 music leaders since 2008. The success of the course means we are looking for new facilitators to help spread the word even further. We hope you'll be one of them!

You'll work with peers from a range of backgrounds: class teachers, instrumental teachers and other music leaders. It will be a great chance to reflect on your own practice and explore how to lead training with your peers. You'll come together to look at things in a new way.

The training will focus on practical instrument based music making that can be used to help spot musical potential in whole group settings. You'll learn by doing, so be prepared to explore the borders between music and noise!

By participating in this course you will:

• Find out strengths you don't know you have
• Have the chance to reflect on your own practice
• Learn to challenge your views and to challenge those of others
• Explore the differences between music leading and music teaching and how these differences can be seen in the light of identifying musical potential.
• Earn some additional income (£150 to £300 for every session you lead in the future, depending on the length)

Organised by: Awards for Young Musicians (AYM) who initiated this training.
Lead facilitator: Hugh Nankivell, experienced professional musician
Time commitment: 2 days (exact timing of each day tbc)

Day 1
Saturday 8 September (Stafford) or Saturday 15 September (London)

Day 2
Saturdays in Stafford and London (dates tbc, probably January 2019)

Mentoring support will also be provided in between these sessions by Hugh
All attendees will be able to claim a £100 fee for each day.

For more information and to sign up to the training please contact: Neil Phillips at Awards for Young Musicians at neil.phillips@a-y-m.org.uk


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    70th Logo
    Music And Culture
    LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival


  • Arts
  • 70th Logo
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain