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.
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 mnutes) can be viewed for free and includes all the handouts.
Surrey Schools Alliance for Excellence Curriculum resources for schools (secondary)
Manwaring Music Education Blog A helpful music education blog written by the Director of Music for Windsor Learning Partnership. Contains ideas and projects for secondary school teachers to keep their students musically active during lockdown.
Clements Theory Online music theory tutorials and support by subscription
Score Study Resources for Conductors From Boosey & Hawkes, recording playback and accompanying orchestral score pdfs from notable composers along with commentary from conductors.
Focus on Sound Music education software online for schools (annual subscription)
Tim Topham Blogs, webinars and resources for piano teachers by Tim Topham