Introducing: The Inclusive Practitioner

Developing an inclusive and representative music education workforce.

Bristol Music Trust has this September launched the Inclusive Practitioner CME (Certificate for Music Educators), a comprehensive training programme developed and delivered through the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence.

Aimed at music educators, the programme leads to a professional Level 4 qualification in music education and is accredited by Trinity College, London. The course offers music practitioners the opportunity to develop and validate their skills in working with young people who are physically and/or learning disabled.

Led by experts in the field of musically inclusive practice, the Inclusive Practitioner programme has been developed as we believe that all those supporting others to make music should possess the skills necessary to be able to work in an appropriate way with whoever is in the room.

In addition to six subsidised places on the programme, four bursary places have been made available for musicians who identify as disabled thanks to a grant from the National Foundation for Youth Music.

Over the course of the year participants will learn from experts in their field, and get in-depth knowledge about how young people develop musically; identify and overcome barriers to learning; plan, facilitate and evaluate musical learning as well as getting up to date knowledge of best practice.

We are pleased to be able to make available a number of sessions on the course to music practitioners looking to improve their skills in these areas as part of our commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

To see a full list of Inclusive Practitioner sessions available, and to view all of our CPD opportunities for music practitioners, please visit the Bristol Plays Music website by clicking here.

For more information please email:

For more information about the National Centre for Inclusive Excellence, please click here.

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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