Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance are currently contacting arts organisations and hubs across the UK about The Teaching Musician postgraduate certificate, diploma and masters level programme aimed at musicians working in any educational setting and genre.

The Teaching Musician is a flexible and vocational programme designed for experienced music educators. It offers a high quality professional development opportunity, leading to a suite of postgraduate qualifications, whilst being flexible to fit around your working life.

From instrumental/vocal teachers to ensemble leaders, animateurs and community musicians, The Teaching Musician provides opportunities to reflect and engage with current theory and research in music education, whilst developing your practice within a diverse community of like-minded individuals.

Led by expert practitioners, learning takes place through face-to-face training held during school holidays, online discussion forums, 1-1 supervision and a work placement.

Now in its fifth year, the programme has grown year on year since its conception, as it provides an opportunity both for practical and academic reflection for teaching musicians at any stage in their career. The programme offers a great amount of flexibility in that students can complete the programme alongside their work via distance learning, and key training dates are held during the school holidays. We attract a diverse and interesting cohort with practitioners coming from a broad range of practice: from instrumental teachers at hubs, private teachers to community musicians.

By the end of the programme, you will have:

  • refreshed and developed your practice and consolidated a range of new teaching and leadership skills;
  • explored new ideas, learned new approaches, and developed your knowledge of educational and participatory settings;
  • gained a fresh understanding of your role as a musician in the contemporary music education sector, and
  • developed reflective and collaborative skills which will support your future professional career.

Important dates

The Teaching Musician starts Feb 2018.
Applications via UCAS Conservatoires open Wed 19 July 2017 and close Thu 30 Nov 2017.

Click here for more information and a list of application requirements.