CPD and Resources for Music Teachers

Training Courses run through Surrey Music Hub

Throughout the year there are many music and vocal courses that support tutors and teachers improve their continual learning and development.

CPD Online

Becoming A Better Music Teacher   This is a 5 week online course, run by ABRSM with 3 hours study a week looking at developing skills for music teaching. The course gives an opportunity to assess your current teaching strategies and look at new ways to engage your students during their lessons. You’ll get instrumental / vocal specific advice and resources as well as guidance on how to plan music lessons within a broader curriculum.

Next online course due to start April 6th – this is free.  


Spotting Music Potential in Young Musicians  Awards for Young Musicians have created a series of short videos that identify the key facets in spotting potential in our young musicians: 1) Enjoyment; 2) Active listening; 3) Absorption in the music; 4) Commitment to the process; 5) Inclination to explore; 6) Inclination to lead; 7) Memory; 8) Expression


ISM Professional Development Webinars  The ISM have created an extensive resource bank with over 60 FREE webinars (each around 50 mins) on a wide range of music topics such as 

  • performance anxiety: a guide for teachers; 
  • music in the curriculum, 
  • specific exam board advice (webinars from the main boards); 
  • health and wellbeing series; 
  • Music and dyslexia

and many, many more. 


Kodaly Musicianship Training with Esther Hargitai  A new online Kodaly course that will help all teachers and musicians improve their subject knowledge and skills.  Esther Hargittai is a Hungarian master teacher who has recorded a full 10 lesson course on Kodaly Musicianship for adults at intermediate level.  The first lesson (43 minutes) can be viewed for free and includes all the handouts.


Surrey Schools Alliance for Excellence Curriculum resources for schools (secondary)


Introduction to Makaton Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills, and it can also be a very helpful tool when teaching music. This training session, led by Suzanne Miell-Ingram from Singing Hands, will explore the ways in which Makaton could be used to enhance your own teaching practice and as a way for students to enjoy music & performing in a Covid-safe way. Suzanne will introduce you to useful starter signs used for basic communication and you’ll also have the opportunity to learn additional signs specifically relating to music.  Suzanne will cover song suggestions, tips and ideas for you to implement Makaton music-making within your setting. Sign up here .

Leaders: Singing Hands

Date And Time

24-11-20 04:00 PM to  
24-11-20 05:00 PM