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Here is a list of the current continuing professional development courses. Please click on a course to see the full details.

Are you a musician who would like to work with children and young people?

Want to know more about music education?
Just setting out on your music leading career?
Not sure where to start?

Then come along to Start Up on Wednesday 29 May 2019

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6LA


An introduction to audio editing techniques using Audacity for educators of 11-24 year olds.

Date and time: 29 May, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Location: London Connected Learning Centre, Rectory Grove, London, SW4 0EL

Cost: Free



Museum and Gallery Educator, Neysela da Silva-Reed returns to October Gallery with a workshop, inspired by the current exhibition of works by sculptor LR Vandy, designed to improve our teaching skills.

Date and time: 12 June, 6-8pm
Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL
Cost: £8


This FREE one-day course will enable teachers to engage with and effectively use folk song and music to deliver and enhance the school curriculum and learn about our dynamic, living, folk heritage.

15/06/2019 - 02/08/2019

Over the last two years, Chickenshed, through its Young Company, has developed a youth guided and youth led approach to making theatre that puts young people right at the core of the creative process. This summer we will be opening up this process to practitioners interested in developing their methods of creative work with young people.

Apply by 24 May


An inspiring, and affordable, day for music educators led by the National Youth Folk Ensemble artistic team to share approaches to running youth folk ensembles, reflect on folk music learning methods, and celebrate good practice in youth folk music.

15/07/2019 - 19/07/2019

Join us at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for this exciting week-long intensive exploring how movement works.


In this morning of training October Gallery will share their experiences of working with Early Years to equip you with the tools to program, coordinate or facilitate your own workshops and projects.

Date and time: 15 July 2019, 10am - 1pm 

Location: October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, WC1N 3AL

Cost: £6

22/07/2019 - 26/07/2019

A range of professional development dance workshops, from learning to lead dance for Early Years, working with new styles such as Caribbean Carnival dance or refreshing your creative practice with Rosemary Lee.

22nd to 26th July 2019

De Montfort University, Leicester

26/07/2019 - 30/11/2019


The Teaching Musician will open for applications for 2020 starting Feb 2020 in July 2019.