London Early Years Music Network Apprentices - Apply Now

Now into Sound Connection's fifth year of the LEYMN Apprentice scheme; a training for early years music making.

This specialist development opportunity is a year-long programme of mentoring, workshops, networking and observation visits to develop apprentices’ skills and career pathway.

Who should apply?

You might be a teacher, student, music leader or volunteer already working with children and babies; you might only be working with older children or young people at the moment; or you may be a musician or arts practitioner looking to widen your skillset by expanding into working in early years.  This past year, we have had apprentices interested in healthcare, opera and developing Early Years music in a range of formal and informal settings. Some apprentices work in schools, others have their own businesses, or are on the way to setting up their own ventures – whatever your experience, if you want to work in the exciting and varied world of music making with babies, then this opportunity is for you. If you’re interested and feeling hesitant for any reason, please get in touch to have a chat with us.

How the programme works

Each apprentice will be assigned an expert mentor from the Early Years world, and we try to pair you with a mentor who shares your interests and whose specialisms can help you develop your practice.

Over the course of the year, through a range of partners (in the past this has included London Symphony Orchestra, Spitalfields Music, Wigmore Hall Learning, Creative Futures and Music House for Children amongst others) we offer shadowing and training opportunities. We host intimate specialised salons with leaders from across Early Years, and group catch-ups that foster a sense of community with your fellow apprentices for sharing and learning. You will also have a small grant to attend courses or to use for relevant resources.

To apply:

Follow this link to find out what is required and submit to by 5pm on Friday 22 June.

16/05/2018 - 22/06/2018
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