Training opportunities

We provide professional development opportunities for emerging and existing music leaders/teachers/practitioners. Some events are open access, some are available to those in the MUSINC music leader network. To become a member of our music leader network please contact – it is free to join.

As well as providing training opportunities ourselves, we support music leaders and practitioners by signposting to other relevant opportunities on this page. If there are costs attached to training, we are sometimes able to offer bursaries to cover these costs. Please contact us to discuss further.

Musinc opportunities

These are opportunities provided by Musinc, as part of our Youth Music grant funded programme.

Musinc are looking for emerging music leaders for an exciting mentoring programme based in Teesside. MIMI is an opportunity for emerging music leaders to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of musically inclusive practice with children and young people in challenging circumstances.

For more info click here

Ongoing opportunities

If you are looking for training in Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, working with young people in challenging circumstances and/or teaching, then check out these links to various course providers. These opportunities are available on an ongoing basis.

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities: For more info follow the link bellow.

Understanding Autism- Distance Learning: For more info follow the link bellow.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges: For more info follow the link bellow.

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health: For more info follow the link bellow.

Education for All: Diversity and Inclusion: For more info click on the link below.


Youth Mental Health: Helping people with anxiety: For more info click on the link below.


Good practise in autism education: For more info click on the link below.

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma: For more info click on the link below.

Communicating effectively with vulnerable children and young people: For more info click on the link below.

Transforming education in challenging environments: For more info click on the link below.

Webinar recordings

Visit here for past webinar recordings.

Drake Music Past, Present and upcoming webinars

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NYMAZ sessions exploring online teaching methods, advice on which hardware to use, targeted Q&A sessions with Hubs and more are available to catch up with here :

Drake Music’s Step Up! Webinar all about getting the most out of iPads for music. Available now on Youtube here:

Here is a link to our recent online event, ICCM Conversations: The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on community music which took place a couple of weeks ago. The recording includes presentations by Sonia Price from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Vivien Ellis of the Dragon Cafe and Nicola Wydenbach from Sing to beat Parkinson’s.


As musinc are members of Soundsense, we have access to their online safeguarding for community musicians online course. This is available to music leaders working for musinc, and partner organisations. Please email us if you would like to access this training.

CYP Now Conferences

Digital technology continues to evolve at an extraordinary rate, providing children and young people with countless opportunities for learning, development and socialisation. It also presents ever increasing threats to their wellbeing and safety.

This one day conference will provide essential learning for the entire children’s workforce. We are bringing together leading online safety experts and safeguarding professionals to equip you with the understanding, skills and confidence to ensure children and young people stay safe in the digital age, in a series of high quality CPD-certified keynote talks and seminars.

Other/partner opportunities

Delivered by expert practitioners through a combination of online and face to face learning, The Teaching Musician is a flexible programme designed to fit around your working life. The programme offers music educators working in any genre or educational setting the opportunity to reflect, engage with research and learn as part of a community of musicians from the UK and internationally.

Find out more >

Improve your teaching strategies and skills as a music teacher or vocal coach with this ABRSM online course. Click here for more details.

The International Centre for Community Music are presenting a wide range of events: To find out more on each course please click here

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on community music

Exploring racial justice through music: The Gahu Project

Diversifying methodologies in community music contexts: historical trauma as a critical ally

Community music as ambiguous musical practice

Sound Connections have some great musical inclusion training.

Sound Connections have some great musical inclusion training coming up, please click on the title of any course you are interested in to find out more.

Youth Voice ,

Interpreting the COVID guidelines in your practise,

how to evaluate your impact,

fundraising during challenging times,

an introduction to data analysis and report writing,

inclusive practice in action diversifying the workforce

In our next webinar ‘Youth Mental Health during Covid-19: How to support under 25s’ we will discuss the impact on young people and how we can support them through this crisis.

Please click here for more info

Please regularly check back to this page as it is constantly updated with new opportunities.