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)

ConductIT is a MOOC created as a collaboration between University of Stavanger, the Royal Northern College of Music, the University of Aveiro and The Open University as part of an ERASMUS+ project. It is a short course is designed as a free-standing introduction to the art of conducting. You do not need to have conducted any kind of ensemble to be able to complete the course, although you will have to be familiar with music notation in order to engage fully with the technical and analytical aspects of the course.