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Reflection is increasingly a hot topic amongst music-educators across the country, and it is an essential skill for using Youth Music's Quality Framework - but where does the concept of reflection come from, and how to does it work?

MERYC-England in partnership with CREC are pleased to announce a NEW bespoke early childhood version of the Trinity College Certificate for Music Educators.  

BCB Radio in Bradford worked with BBC 1Xtra to provide a masterclass on how to break into the Media industry. The Media landscape has gone through some big changes. Mainstream Media has to adapt to ensure it's still revelent and reflects the audiences interests. This has meant that the skill set needed to break into the industry has also changed. 

In this post we hear from Radio Presenters and Producers from Radio 1 and BBC 1Xtra. They give top tips and advice into how to break into the Music and Media Industry! 

Call out for presentations deadline 14th May 2017

Take Art and Actiontrack Performance Company have been delivering a music workshop programme in 10 Somerset PRU settings across the county as well as with vulnerable young adults and Looked After Children since 2012. Over this period we have work with over 150 young people over a sustained period of time. This activity has taken place in centres and at Actiontrack's recording studio in group and one-to-one settings.  This work has been generously supported by Youth Music and local funders including Sound Foundation Somerset (Somerset Music Education Hub), Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) and the Taunton Maid Bursary Trust

• Gain a City and Guilds EaT qualification (Education and Training, previously preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector)
• Gain workshop leading skills
• Study teaching and learning theory
• Design your own teaching materials and resources
• Entry based on experience and motivation
• Previous qualifications not essential
• Trained specialist tutors
• Small class sizes
• Train with other musicians and artists, building friendship, support and creative ideas
• Monthly payment plans available

Course starts April 2017 in London & October 2017 Bristol.

Course page is here

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    Sun 19 Feb 2017

New freely downloadable resource for music practitioners in all settings, providing practical and easy-to-use strategies for performance anxiety.

Here we give a few pointers on how to become a guitar teacher.

Are you an exceptional individual with the potential and desire to lead within culture? 

The Clore Fellowship brings together some of the most creative and dynamic cultural leaders in the UK and beyond for a life-changing adventure - it is an intense personal and professional learning experience unlike any other. The Fellowship will support you to be the leader you have the potential to be, through in-depth learning tailored to your individual needs, aspirations and circumstances. To find out more click on this link, 

Scientific and medical research has accumulated much support to the benefits of playing a musical instrument. Music affects us on all levels: mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. here is an artical promoting the  way that   playing an instrument can benefit can help. \The artical can be found at  

A new partnership programme between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) will fund and evaluate a series of cultural learning projects taking place in English schools. Deadline for applications: 15th February 2017. Please see post for more details.

After a few tries we realised that our after school clubs were just not matching up to our holiday intensives. Below we discuss why:

At Drake Music we are now coming to the end of the second year of our Youth Music Fund C strategic programme Think2020, and are taking a moment to review not only our own activity, but the year in music education...