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Education Section

The MU’s Education Section is one the MU's largest industry sections and offers specialist and proactive representation for musicians who teach.

Last updated: 26 March 2021

Any MU member who works in music education – whether in schools, as a private teacher or in any other capacity – is invited to join the Education Section online by managing their 'Music Sections' in My MU. Members who are part of the Education Section receive dedicated news updates and are eligible to stand for the MU's Education Section Committee, which helps shape the MU's aims and initiatives in this area.

Join the Education Section

The Education Section is managed by the MU's education team, whose officers work to advance the status and recognition of musicians who teach. The team also lobbies the four UK Governments on music education policy, and is responsible for developing the MU's guidance, training and resources for teachers. You can email the education team.

All MU members can receive assistance with teaching-related employment issues by contacting their regional office. The education team works with the MU's regional offices where issues affect groups of members, e.g. collective redundancy or organisational contractual challenges. It also supports teachers who wish to set up as self-managing co-operatives.

The MU has arranged joint memberships with the National Union of Teachers (NUT), the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) and the University and College Union (UCU). This means that musicians whose work includes classroom teaching or tutoring in universities or conservatoires can benefit from the support of two specialist unions at a discounted rate.

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