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 Liv Edwards at oedwards@kent-music.com.

Course Calendar 2020/21

Our 2020-21 CPD Programme has now launched. Please find our upcoming events below:

We’re delighted to be continuing our hugely successful, free twilight CPD sessions into 2021.

All sessions for the 2021 spring term will be delivered via Zoom. We are reviewing options for the summer term.

Find out more about our free sessions and sign up at the links below.

Please find more information on how we’re ensuring access to music during COVID-19 on our dedicated page here.

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