Training opportunities

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

We also run paid mentoring schemes for existing/emerging music leaders.

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

We provide training opportunities as part of our Youth Music grant funded programme. We run exciting CPD opportunities for our music practitioners network.

To join our network, email us at

Partner opportunities

See below for upcoming webinars, training events and conferences from our partners that you can attend. We also share lots of opportunities on our Facebook page (follow us here).

Youth Music: Exchanging Notes 2022 Sessions

By sharing collective knowledge and building new connections, the music community can spark sustainable, nationwide changes in sector practices.

Sign to these upcoming sessions which are free, online and open to all:

Find more events at the Youth Music Network.

ICCM Presents: ‘How can I value interruption?’ with Kathleen Turner

Thursday 12th May, 2pm to 3.30pm

Online webinar

In this interactive session, Dr Kathleen Turner shares some of the provocations encountered in community music work since the beginning of the pandemic and considers how we can respond.

Learn more


A CPD and networking event for teachers, creative practitioners and cultural industry professionals.

Tuesday 17th May, 4pm – 7pm, Basecamp, Middlesbrough, Free

Keynote speech and workshop from Professor Adam Ockelford, Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, London. He specialises in music and working with children with special needs. He will be talking about Count Me In, an inclusive music making programme using the Sounds of Intent Framework. Plus, there will be insights from Tees Valley Music’s First Thing Music project and performance from students in Musinc’s Open Orchestra.

More info and booking

Supporting the Needs of Children and Young People who are in Local Authority or Kinship Care

Led by Marie Blythe —Director/Play & Filial Therapist

Monday 16th May 2022,  1-4pm, £60, Barnardo’s Bridgeway Project (Tees Valley Services, Allendale Rd, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9LF)

More info

Trans101 Diversity+

Led by Ellie Lowther FRSA— Essential Learning Curve Ltd

Tuesday 7th June 2022  9-12pm, £60, Barnardo’s Bridgeway Project (Tees Valley Services, Allendale Rd, Ormesby, Middlesbrough TS7 9LF)

More info

Ongoing opportunities

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

Middlesbrough College offer a variety of courses in Music Technology, Music Practice, Equality and Diversity, Mental Health and more.

View distance learning courses here, and all courses on site here.

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.

The Bridges to Learning partnership has links with a number of online learning partnerships to offer tailored learning opportunities to UNISON members, family and friends in the Northern Region.

Their website has various online courses and resources that you can browse.

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Get a free introduction to group music-making and the social contexts in which musicians participate.

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.


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 on

Webinar recordings

Below are a few interesting webinars we’ve been part of.

Drake Music Past, Present and upcoming webinars

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

Online teaching resources are still available for you to access, watch and download. They can be found here:

There are more resources and regular updates on upcoming CPD events for online music learning via the Remote Music Learning Network too, and you can join this network for free here:

Here is a link to a recording of an online event, ICCM Conversations: The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on community music which took place in October 2020. 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.

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

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Outwood Academy Riverside in Middlesbrough have a vacancy for a Music Teacher closing tomorrow (noon on 24th May)

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We're looking for a freelance #ProjectCoordinator to coordinate our @youthmusic programme of activities.

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We're so excited to take part in #MakeMusicDay again this year on Tuesday 21st June!

Join us in #Middlesbrough at these amazing events for young people, schools and the public!


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