Keep Your Options Open, Choose Music

Inspiring talks and workshops in Leeds schools for musicians in years 7-8 and 9-12

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The University of Leeds and Leeds College of Music are working in collaboration to offer this programme which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of studying music and exciting options for studying beyond school. Your students will take part in group workshops, meet current students, and find out about opportunities in music.


  • Venue: Leeds College of Music
  • Fee: Free
  • Age: 11 - 17

Would you like more of your students to study music?

Leeds College of Music and the University of Leeds can support your school in promoting music as a viable subject option to your students and their families. 

We offer a programme of talks and workshops for students and their families in your school, raising awareness of the benefits of music, how it opens doors, and can support young people on whatever path they choose to follow in life.

Talks are available for two age groups.

1. Years 7 - 8

2. Years 9 - 12

A talk can be also booked for your options evening.

The talks will focus on the benefits of studying music and the range of careers studying music can offer. 

Developed in collaboration with Leeds Music Education Partnership, staff and students from Leeds College of Music and the University of Leeds will facilitate the sessions.

Please note that at present we are only able to offer these workshops to Leeds Schools. 

To book a  visit, please get in touch with us using the booking form link at the top of the page. 

In addition, students will also be able to attend a Saturday afternoon at Leeds College of Music and participate in practical workshops with an invitation for parents to come and find out more. These workshops will promote how studying music helps develop a varied and versatile skill set that enhances employability.






Workshops for Students at LCoM

Workshops for years 7-8: 2020 Date TBC

Workshops for years 9-12: 2020 Date TBC


Performance Workshop and Music Showcase 

Have you ever thought about performing music as a career? Perhaps you love making music but don’t know what to do with it after school? In this session, you will learn about what opportunities there are available for budding musicians to perform past education and how to develop your skills to better take advantage of them. You will have the chance to practice exercises in building confidence and working in a team, both essential requirements to be a performer! There will also be a discussion about the ‘behind the scenes’ of performing, and how best to market yourself as a performer, all extremely useful if you want to make it in the performing world

This project has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Music, Leeds Education Partnership, and the University of Leeds. 


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