Professional Development

For well over a decade now, SOAS is proud to offer an exciting summer school of world music. Our course programme is unique, varied and truly multi-cultural. If you are passionate about music and cultures, there is something for everyone; this summer we offer a more varied programme than ever:  Intensive and inspiring courses, practical workshops, taster sessions and master classes for students of all backgrounds, beginners to advanced, amateur and professional. Take your pick! 

I am at the end of third day of the Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gap Community Music conference here in Waterloo, Ontario. 140 people sharing research, case studies, playing and listening in the context of the only CM masters and undergrad courses in Canada. 

MusicGurus.com launches new immersive online course for aspiring professional songwriters. In collaboration with Notting Hill Music And Tileyard Education. 
https://www.musicgurus.com/course/write-songs-like-a-pro-and-get-publish...

The Tri-borough Music Hub in London is leading a collaborative project to improve music-making provision for children aged 0-5. Tri-Music Together is offering training opportunities for teachers and music leaders working in Early Years settings (nursery schools; children’s centres; private, voluntary and independent nurseries) across the boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster. It’s aiming to provide a joined-up approach to Early Years music-making in the area.

New online music teacher training accredited by 'Become A Music Teacher' and Andy Gleadhill.

We’re delighted to be welcoming drummer, percussionist and Director of Beat Goes On Ollie Tunmer for our upcoming Samba Drumming and Percussion workshop on Wednesday 24 May 2017. Ollie’s workshops include STOMP-style Body Percussion (he was a cast member of the hit show STOMP), and Brazilian Samba Drumming (Ollie performed in the 2002 Rio de Janeiro carnival).

We spoke to Ollie about his musical interests, his previous work and what participants might expect from the workshop he is delivering for Sound Connections later in the month. You can see his answers below:

Calling all musicians! Make Music Day is coming on Wed 21 June 2017.

Calling all performers, live music venues and volunteers! Make Music Day UK is coming on Wed 21 June.

Make Music Day is an international celebration which first started in France in 1982 and now takes place in over 120 countries and 750 cities across the world. Make Music Day UK aims to turn the country into a stage, and offer a full spectrum of performers the opportunity to display their musical skills.

“Two years in, instead of a big team with two Music Leaders, we have a whole Music Team! Our EY staff have grown in confidence, and embedded their training, and their new confidence and enjoyment in music-making, in every WILD session.”

“Don’t waste time on closed doors”; a great piece of advice Gwyneth gave me during my internship with musinc! Having a committed project partner that shares the same ethos is vital when developing a project.

As part of Plymouth Music Zone’s “Tuning into Transitions” Fund B project, we delivered a number of ‘music booster’ training sessions in special schools and settings. At Woodlands School, Plymouth, Claire Harrison-Poole, one of the teachers who received bespoke training shares her thoughts about the impact of it on her practice. 

An account from one of our Assistant Music Leaders on the Evolve project and how they progressed initially over the Music Residency week and accreditation and then over the course of the programme.