Continuing Professional Development & Training

As lead partner for the Music Education Hub in Kent, we are passionate about providing opportunities for all teachers across the county to develop their skills and expertise when it comes to music education. We offer a range of creative, resourceful and up-to-date professional development courses for music educators of all ages.  

Why is CPD important? – a guide from Trinity Laban and Musicians’ Union

For any enquiries regarding CPD and training, please get in touch with Liv Edwards at oedwards@kent-music.com.

Course Calendar 2021/22

For our full course calendar and further information on what we offer please see our CPD brochure below.

 

How our CPD works – The Facts 

  • All our CPD events are free for music educators across the county. Whilst much of our programme is tailored towards classroom educators, we welcome freelance music teachers and peripatetic music teachers to come to our sessions too.  
  • Any number of staff from a single school can attend our CPD, you are not limited to 1 teacher per school so do spread the word! 
  • Our sessions run as twilights, no need to request time out of class to attend! A typical session usually runs between 60 and 90 minutes starting times will be any time from 4pm, allowing for teachers to travel from school to the venue! 
  • Kent is a large county and making all our sessions geographically accessible for all is a tough task. We place our CPD sessions in suitable venues across the county as best as we can to enable teachers to attend! 
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic our CPD programme in 2020-21 was delivered online. For some sessions this create some limitations, however, in many cases it allowed us to reach more teachers and provide more support across the county. We will continue to run some CPD sessions online this year. Please do check the courses to see if the sessions are in a venue or will be held online.  
  • Registration for CPD sessions is online and essential to be able to attend a session. This allows us to create the right amount of resources, plan the session content appropriately, and most importantly get the right number of refreshments!  
  • We work with a range of experienced educators and practitioners to deliver high quality CPD experiences. Our industry experts are on hand to help you and provide you with the information and guidance you need to improve your knowledge and understanding of all areas of music education!