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Professional Development

Training events, workshops & courses for specialist and non-specialist music educators.

Beacon Music Centre offers a wide range of CPD and training event programmes to support both music specialist and non-specialist class teachers and leaders working in this space.

See what sessions are available this academic year and sign up below.

Keep an eye on this page for the latest information and sign up links. Due to Covid-19, times and locations of sessions may be subject to change.

For more information, please contact us via our online form.

Latest Opportunities

Vocal Health Workshop with Jenna Brown
KS1 – KS5
Thu 27 Jan

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Spring Online CPD 2 – Developing Listening at Year 3 and 4 
KS2
Thu 3 Feb

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Start a Choir 
KS1
Mon 7 Feb

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January 2022

Vocal Health Workshop with Jenna Brown – KS1 to KS5

Thu 27 Jan, Beacon Music Centre

A fun and practical workshop to help you develop a range of vocal tools for looking after voices in a variety of professional settings. Offering easy to learn techniques, gain a deeper understanding of your voice and how to make the best of it.

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February 2022

Spring Online CPD 2 – Developing Listening at Year 3 and 4KS2
Thu 3 Feb, Online

The second session of our online series focusing on Years 3 and 4. The sessions look at the progression of listening through a child’s musical journey. These practical sessions will help you deliver effective listening activities in the classroom to help students to listen, describe and respond to music.

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Start a Choir – KS1
Mon 7 Feb, Online

Are you looking to get singing safely back into your school? Join us as we explore safe, fun and engaging singing strategies for younger voices, and how you might go about starting a choir in your school.

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March 2022

Spring Online CPD 3 – DevelopingListening at Year 5 and 6 – KS2
Thu 3 Mar, Online

The third session of our online series focusing on Years 5 and 6. The sessions look at the progression of listening through a child’s musical journey. These practical sessions will help you deliver effective listening activities in the classroom to help students to listen, describe and respond to music.

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Secondary Heads of Music Network – KS3 to KS5
Thu 17 Mar, Online

Come together with other Secondary Heads of Music to talk about the latest developments in the curriculum, including our new resources for Secondary schools, as well as an update on our work on diversifying the curriculum.

April 2022

Summer CPD Series 1 – Developing Performing and Singing at Year 1 and 2KS1
Thu 28 Apr, Online

In the first session of our summer online CPD series, we will look at the progression of performing and singing through a child’s musical journey in Years 1 and 2. These will be practical sessions to help you deliver effective performing activities in the classroom and help young performers build confidence.

May 2022

Summer CPD Series 2- Developing Performing and Singing at Year 3 and 4KS2
Thu 19 May, Online

In the second session of our summer online CPD series, we will look at the progression of performing and singing through a child’s musical journey in Years 3 and 4. These will be practical sessions to help you deliver effective performing activities in the classroom and help young performers build confidence.

 

June 2022

Earthsong – Start with Singing and Start with Playing events – KS1, KS2
Thu 9 & Fri 10 Jun

Aimed at schools taking part in the Earthsong programme, these events are a celebration of a year’s music making. Schools involved will be contacted with further information – but please remember to keep the dates free as the sessions are a compulsory part of receiving funding for the programme

Earthsong – Start with Ensemble event and concertKS2
Sun 12 Jun

An opportunity for Year 4 children who have been learning instruments as part of the Earthsong programme to perform together. This event will take place at a weekend, so parents will be asked to drop off/pick up children and no teacher attendance is required (although you are all welcome!).

Secondary Heads of Music Network – KS3 to KS5
Mon 13 Jun, Online

Come together with other Secondary Heads of Music to talk about the latest developments in the curriculum, including our new resources for Secondary schools, as well as an update on our work on diversifying the curriculum.

Summer CPD Series 3 –Developing Performing and Singing at Year 5 and 6 – KS2
Thu 16 Jun, Online

In the third session of our summer online CPD series, we will look at the progression of performing and singing through a child’s musical journey in Years 5 and 6. These will be practical sessions to help you deliver effective performing activities in the classroom and help young performers build confidence.