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Proudly Representing Musicians Who Teach This World Teachers’ Day

Wednesday 5 October 2022 is World Teachers’ Day, a significant day for the MU. We have over 7,800 in our education section, and represent even more musicians who teach – in schools, as private teachers, and in many other capacities.

Published: 05 October 2022 | 1:38 PM Updated: 20 July 2023 | 3:16 PM
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“Music education is something all our members care about, from universal access to music lessons to better terms for the music education workforce.” Photo credit: Shutterstock

The MU represents musicians who teach across all capacities, from those teaching in schools, to freelance tutors and private peripatetic music teachers. Together we work on the issues that matter to musicians who teach.

As well as offering industry specific advice and support to members who teach, union membership also gives musicians access to online DBS checks, protection through free professional indemnity insurance, online training on Safeguarding and more.

Music education is something all our members care about

MU National Organiser for Education and Health & Wellbeing Chris Walters, commented on the significance of the day and upcoming conversations that are relevant to musicians in education:

“The MU is proud to represent so many musicians who teach, making up one of our largest industry sections. Music education is something all our members care about, from universal access to music lessons to better terms for the music education workforce.

“I look forward to our Members’ Conference on 17-18 October, which will focus on music education in the following session: ‘Strengthening the Talent Pipeline: How do we ensure access to music education and a career in the music industry for working class musicians?”

Find out more about our members conference and register for your free place now.

Further resources for teachers

To celebrate the start of the new school year – a significant event for musicians who teach in schools – we put together a walk through of our teaching resources that are relevant to musicians who teach in all capacities.

From knowing your rights and responsibilities regarding health and safety, to guidance on online teaching through to ordering discounted workbooks and practice diaries, have a read through top ten resources checklist.

And remember, whether you’re full time, part time or self-employed remember, you can always contact your Regional Office if something goes wrong or you need any advice.


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

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