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.

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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)

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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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Join family workshops, sing and play-alongs and a classical concert on Friday 19th August in our FREE Family Festival at Middlesbrough Town Hall! 👪🎶Create recycled instruments, learn songwriting and take part in under 5’s music making and Big Family sessions in drumming or sing & play along.At lunchtime, bring your own picnic and you’ll be treated to a concert of classical favourites by the wonderful Borealis Orchestra.Young people will also be able to complete their Arts Award Discover, a certificate awarded by Trinity College London.All activities are FREE to attend, book here: #teesside #teesvalley #familyevent ... See MoreSee Less
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Free opportunity to join our Gig School next week in Middlesbrough! 🎸~ Please sign up by Saturday 6th August to take part ~Gig School runs 8th - 10th August for young musicians, working with experienced tutor Neil Walker to form bands, create songs and stage your very own performance here at Middlesbrough Town Hall.On Monday 8th August & Tuesday 9th August activities will run 10am - 3pm at Outwood Academy Riverside On Wednesday 10th August activities and rehearsal will run 10am - 5pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall, followed by a performance at 5pm, which family and friends are invited to attend (no ticket required).SIGN UP NOW: partnership with Club Creative.#middlesbrough #bands #gigs #teesside ... See MoreSee Less
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Call for young musicians to perform on Middlesbrough Town Hall stage!Are you under 21 and love to perform? We're looking for solo musicians, bands and DJs to take part in our young people-produced music festival on Sunday 30th October, 3-9pm.To take part, email or out more: #teesside #concert #festival ... See MoreSee Less
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