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Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network to Hold First Conference

The Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network will be running a free online conference on Thursday 6 May, with topics ranging from group teaching strategies to exploring the power of creativity and inclusion.

Published: 30 April 2021 | 1:20 PM
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A network for Scotland's instrumental music teaching sector to open communication lines, share best practice and resources, and celebrate fantastic work. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Music Education Partnership Group in Scotland (MEPG) have been working with a number of stakeholders to establish the Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network.

This network will provide tailored training events, networking opportunities and the sharing of best practice across Scotland. We are delighted to bring you information about their first online conference, which will be running online on Thursday 6 May.

The conference will begin with a keynote speech on “The Unique Power of Music,” with Dr Anita Collins, and closes with a speech on “The Power of Creativity & Inclusivity” by Dr Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason. There will be six sessions throughout the day, with multiple breakout options.

View the full conference program and register for this free on We Make Music Scotland’s website.

More about the Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network

The Music Education Partnership Group (MEPG) advocates for excellent music education in Scotland in all its forms and brings together a wide range of partners: young people, instrumental music teachers, community music groups, schools and local authorities, freelance musicians, universities and higher education, and local and national music organisations.

Throughout lockdown the Music Education Partnership Group has been facilitating events, offering free training sessions and mentoring to support instrumental music teachers and freelance musicians in the delivery of online tuition.

Throughout these sessions it has become apparent that there is a real appetite for more of this type of support, but there is also a need to create and develop a network for Scotland's instrumental music teaching sector to open communication lines, share best practice and resources, and celebrate the fantastic work already taking place across the country.

The Scottish Instrumental Music Teaching Network is therefore an organic and welcome additional development of MEPG's work and aims to provide tailored training events, networking opportunities and sharing of best practice, supported through regular webinars, informal discussions and an annual/biannual conference to support the needs and wishes of all those who deliver instrumental music teaching and provision across Scotland.

For more information see We Make Music Scotland’s website.

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