Community music & education

Community music – useful organisations

From Christine Bates, Community Music Module lecturer at Leeds College of Music
 
Professional organisations
In order to sustain a career in music education there are a number of professional organisations with whom it would be advisable for you to connect with. They offer guidance, support and in some cases insurance.
 
The Music Education Council
Music Mark
Sound Sense
 
Disclosure and Barring Service
You should hold a clear DBS certificate as proof that you have no previous convictions which may prevent you from working with children and vulnerable adults.
 
Disclosure and Barring Service
 
Professional development
It is important to continue to develop your music education skills throughout your career. The organisations listed here deliver short courses in community music related skills.
 
Lifemusic
Nordoff-Robbins
Trinity Laban
 
Funding
The organisations listed below welcome applications for funds for community music activities.
 
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Esmee Fairbairn Organisation
The Leverhulme Trust
Arts Council

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