Training opportunities

Music Leader teaching guitar

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 musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk – 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 running a series of exciting CPD opportunities over Spring 2021. Sessions will be delivered via the trusty Zoom and are exclusively for musinc practitioners.

To join, email us at musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk

4:00 to 6:00pm Tuesday 26th January 2021

How do music leaders adapt to new situations when there is an EDI element?

This session will explore Equality, Diversity and Inclusion looking at real life examples of inclusive practice in projects and how to respond to unexpected situations with confidence.

Training is being delivered by Dr. Phil Mullen – musical inclusion expert and advocate.

To join, email us on musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk

4pm to 6pm Tuesday 23rd February 2021

This session will look at the essential skills needed to manage a freelance lifestyle including organisational skills, time management, networking and getting work, finance, tax and contracts.

Training is being delivered by Musinc’s very own Rebecca Johnson and Tim Coyte – veteran freelance musicians, music leaders and project coordinators!

To join, email us on musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk

4:00 to 6:00pm Tuesday 23rd March 2021

This session will explore the difference between the medical and social model of disability, understanding what accessibility for disabled people means and why it is important, the training will explore youth/community music sessions from a disabled participant’s perspective looking at common misperceptions and good practice.

Training is being delivered by two musicians from the disabled community; Kev Howard is a disabled musician, music leader, photographer and disability rights activist, Alison Trelfa is a blind music teacher/musical director and singer/songwriter.

To join, email us on musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk

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.

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/career-choices/course/20973-C490-Principles-of-Working-with-Individuals-with-Learning-Disabilities-Distance-Learning-Level-2

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

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/career-choices/course/20845-C888-Understanding-Autism-Distance-Learning

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

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/career-choices/course/21296-F004-Understanding-Behaviour-that-Challenges-Distance-Learning

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

https://www.mbro.ac.uk/career-choices/course/21298-F005-Understanding-Children-and-Young-People-s-Mental-Health-Distance-Learning

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

https://www.futurelearn/courses/education-for-all

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

https://www.futurelearn/courses/youth-mental-health

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

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/autism-education

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

https://futurelearn.com/courses/teaching-students-trauma

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

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/communicating-with-vulnerable-children

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

https://futurelearn.com/courses/transforming-education

The Skills Network: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability (RQF)
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Get a free introduction to group music-making and the social contexts in which musicians participate.

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Improve your teaching strategies and skills as a music teacher or vocal coach with this ABRSM online course.

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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: https://youtu.be/kljNnSDuk9c

Online teaching resources are still available for you to access, watch and download. They can be found here: https://www.nymaz.org.uk/connectresound/resources

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: https://www.nymaz.org.uk/for-professionals/remote

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.

Safeguarding

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 musinc@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Partner opportunities

See below for upcoming webinars, training events and conferences from our partners that you can attend.

DMLab Online – Music & Tech meetup
Tuesday 9th March, 6pm – 7.30pm
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ICCM Presents: Good intentions – a conversation about ethics in community music, social justice work, and wider activism

Thursday 11th March, 2pm – 3.30pm

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ICCM Conversations: Her Story: An opera for performers living with Parkinson’s

Thursday 25th March, 2pm – 3.30pm

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A two day virtual sit-in on diversifying the music education workforce
Thursday 11th – Friday 12th March 2021
9.30am – 5pm

This event has been postponed from the original dates of 11th and 12th February to 11th and 12th March 2021.

£20 one day / £30 both days
Subsidised rate for freelance / self-employed individuals: £10 one day / £20 both days
Video recordings (for non-attendees): £5*

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Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice
Wednesdays, 14th April – 14th July, 9.30am – 11.30am
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Inclusive Education Festival by National Development Team for Inclusion
Monday 15th to Friday 19th March

There is still a long way to go to make sure children and young people with additional needs are included in their local schools and communities. So, NDTi is planning an online Inclusive Education Festival. We will be showcasing great stories where inclusion really works to learn from each other and to try and build a more inclusive society for all children and young people.

There are eight free events to attend during this week-long festival.

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Bollo Brook Studios: Working with Chaos
Thursday 18th March, 13 May, 2pm – 5.30pm
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Sage Gateshead: MC² – a mini conference on Youth Voice and Inclusive Music Education
Friday 26th March, 1pm – 4pm
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The Skills Network: TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability (RQF)
Learn more

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.

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