Continuing Professional Development & Training

Kent Music offers a range of creative, resourceful and up-to-date professional development for music educators in the county. To achieve our vision of all music educators, practitioners and leaders of all levels having the opportunity and confidence to learn and share from each other, Kent Music has created the ‘Kent Talks Music’ initiative, which encourages communication through networking, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and teacher training events.

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

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

Course Calendar 2019/20

Accessible Music Technology for Special Schools – Please note that, due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. However, keep an eye out for digital resources on this topic to be released in the future.

Music. Maths and Phonics – Please note that this event has been postponed until Autumn 2020.

Introduction to Music Therapy – Thursday 11 June 2020
This event has been moved online. Please follow the link for more information.

Ofsted and Your Music Curriculum (NB: This is a repetition of the event that we ran in February 2020) – Thursday 18 June 2020

> View our past CPD programme for 2018-19

Our Future Music

As part of the ‘Our Future Music’ programme funded by Youth Music, Kent Music have been able to provide some of the above CPD about developing inclusive music practice.

Our Future Music is a regional programme addressing barriers to music-making for children and young people in a collaborative, innovative and sustainable way.  Together, we:

  • Co-develop diverse and inclusive musical programmes with young people
  • Support young people with special educational needs and/or disability
  • Facilitate youth-led music spaces, based in local communities
  • Provide training and resources that incorporate inclusive approaches
  • Co-develop and deliver inclusive activities with partner organisations
  • Create new access points to Music Education Hubs for children and young people

This four-year programme will establish a 10-year strategy built on three strategic pillars, designed to impact on musical engagement, social mobility and community cohesion. Kent Music will be focusing on workforce training and professional development, supporting music leaders to develop more inclusive approaches.

As part of The Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England (AMIE), Our Future Music is delivered by the Southern Music Hub Alliance, and supported by Youth Music. The five music hub partners are:

  • Brighton & Hove Music & Arts (SoundCity – lead partner)
  • East Sussex Music Hub
  • Kent Music
  • Surrey Music Hub
  • West Sussex Music