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Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Good teaching practice and useful contacts

On this page you will find information about:

Art of Teaching

Art of Teaching is a joint project by the MU and MusicTeachers.co.uk which brings together examples of good practice amongst instrumental and vocal teachers.

It includes over 100 videos with information and ideas from a wide range of experienced professionals working across genres, ages and levels of ability, plus larger musical organisations.

Watch more on YouTube.

FEU Training

The Federation of Entertainment Unions’ FEU Training service helps freelancers brush up on the key business skills necessary to support career development.

MU members can register with FEU Training for free for full access to:

  • Workshops across England and Northern Ireland
  • E-courses in everything from business skills and diversifying your portfolio to stress-busting and dealing with setbacks
  • Useful online resources and links
  • Opportunities to network with peers across the entertainment industry.

You will need your MU membership number to complete the registration process.

For more information, contact the FEU Project team at info@feutraining.org

Infinity begins with ‘I’

A series of online tutorials featuring Infinity Director Richard Frostick can be found at Music for Youth and these provide teachers with all the tools needed to undertake projects involving music composition.

The seven instructional videos assist practitioners to introduce the six-week creative project designed for use with 6-12 year olds. The video's various ways of introducing instruments, rhythms and dynamics to the pupils in order to help teachers and non-specialists begin the project.


Certificate for Music Educators (CME)

The CME has been developed by representatives from the music education sector for musicians who are involved in musical learning activities for children and young people.

It is designed to encourage all music educators, from those who are new to the workforce to those who are highly experienced, to develop new skills, consolidate their understanding of the purposes of music education and encourage best practice.

Trinity College London is the primary awarding body and provides information about how to access the CME.

The MU actively supports two centres offering the CME: Morley College in London and Wren Music in Okehampton.