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Early Years Music Opens Programme of Events and Mentoring Opportunities for Musicians in Scotland

The year-long programme offers free online events for those working with children in the early years in Scotland, as well as mentoring opportunities with Chair of the MU’s Education Committee Yvonne Wyroslawska.

Published: 21 August 2023 | 5:56 PM
Toddler with hands over a piano.
The sessions are all free for Scottish residents and take place online. Image credit: Shutterstock.

Early Years Music Scotland is delivering a year-long programme of free continuous professional learning and development, for musicians working with children in the early years across Scotland, supported by Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative.

The 11 sessions are all free for Scottish residents and take place online between September 2023 and March 2024. Subjects include: developing confidence in language through music; music learning and young brains; inclusion and creativity and more.

View the full online CPD programme and book a place.

Mentoring for Musicians opportunity

There’s also a call-out for applications for free mentoring for musicians, for any Scotland-based musicians working with children or young people.

With support from Creative Scotland's Youth Music Initiative, each mentee will attend an introductory session and three follow-up sessions over a six-month period, arranged at times that are mutually convenient to both parties, with all sessions will take place online via Zoom.

The programme mentor will be Yvonne Wyroslawska, who has worked as a freelance musician for almost 20 years, delivering music education and community music projects across Scotland and internationally.

Yvonne specialises in early years music education using the Colourstrings approach and Kodály-inspired practice, designing and delivering music projects for very young children and their families and delivering training for musicians, teachers and education professionals. Yvonne is also Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Musicians Union.

The deadline for mentoring applications is 30 September at 5:00 pm.

Find out more and apply online.

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