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Working as a Music Teacher

Teaching advice and guidance for musicians working in music education.

Last updated: 10 June 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.

Check out our music teaching advice hub and our coronavirus guidance for teachers. 

When you are an MU member, you can join the Education Section, one of the MU’s largest industry sections, to receive the latest news, information and resources for musicians who teach. 

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Amateur Choirs: “It’s In Our Bones to Use Our Voices”

As the Government continues to restrict the meeting and rehearsing of amateur choirs in England, jazz vocalist, musician and teacher Andi Hopgood discusses why amateur choirs are so essential – from their benefits to wellbeing to the employment they provide.

Read more about Amateur Choirs: “It’s In Our Bones to Use Our Voices”

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24 Jun 2021

How to Get Work as a Media Composer

An event for new and aspiring media composers – gain insight from a team of expert panellists on how you can start to find and secure media commissions, and what skills are needed to do so.

Online
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25 Jun 2021

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation sessions tailored specifically for musicians, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

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02 Jul 2021

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation sessions tailored specifically for musicians, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

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02 Jul 2021

Online One-to-Ones Advice Sessions

You may have questions about your career and how best to move forward, or perhaps you have a legal query or a project which you would like to get up and running but need some initial advice.

Online, North East England
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Are you working as a music teacher?

The MU has specialist officials, experienced in education, to advise you on the specific issues that you may face whilst teaching.

Check out our music teaching advice hub along with guidance on working during Covid-19. 

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Our Education Section one of the MU’s largest industry sections, and along with a dedicated Education Committee, works on behalf of working music teachers.

Whethear you are a private teacher working part-time or a full-time school teacher, get the latest news, information and resources, and find out about opportunities to get involved.

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