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Working as a Music Teacher

Teaching advice and guidance for musicians working in music education.

Last updated: 03 August 2021

Whether you want to become a music teacher and need advice on finding work and starting a private practice, or you have been teaching for years and want to do some continued professional development, the MU has music teacher resources and specialist officials that can help you.

Get support as a music teacher through MU membership

At the MU we have music education specialist officials and advise music teachers on the specific issues that you may face whilst teaching music.

Get support as a music teacher through MU membership

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MU Urges New Education Secretary and Schools Minister to Work Together to Protect Music Education

Following the sacking of Education Secretary Gavin Williamson and Schools Minister Nick Gibb – and their replacement by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker respectively – the MU urges the new ministers to work together to address systemic problems affecting music education in England.

Published: 17 September 2021

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MU Education Conference: Explore the Programme

We have launched an interactive new programme page for our in-person Education Conference on 15-16 October, giving full details of all sessions and presenters. You can now book your place online.

Published: 10 September 2021

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