Music Learning Revolution

  • Royal Northern College of Music 124 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RD United Kingdom

About the event


MLR is a one-day conference for anybody working in music education. It is a call to action to keep relevant, dynamic, inclusive and engaging music learning alive for all young people.

Powered by Musical Futures, a grassroots movement driven by music teachers, the Music Learning Revolution provides a diverse range of workshops with practical ideas that can be incorporated into classrooms the very next day; a series of inspiring talks by leading voices from creative industries, arts, culture, schools and politics; it connects industry and education, and provides a platform for young musicians from UK classrooms to come together, collaborate and perform.

23 October 2015, The Brewery, London. Over 400 delegates made up of teachers, students, music education professionals, academics, music hub staff and arts organisations came together to share good practice and debate key issues. Here's a snapshot of that day.


Keynotes to include

  • Lord Jim Knight (currently Managing Director of Online Learning at TES Global, chair of HTI Academies and deputy chair of Nominet Trust)
  • David Howard (David M Howard is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (FIOA), a Member of the Audio Engineering Society (MAES) and British Voice Association)

Workshops to include

Just play – An approach to building instrumental skills through whole class music making

Find your voice – Engage even the most reluctant singers in your classroom

Start with a set work – Analyse and understand the set works

On cue – Can your school orchestra, band or choir really be truly inclusive? Yes! Here’s how…

PLUS Open space sessions and more!

  • Do you have an idea you’d like to share? Apply to run an Open space session. Deadline for applications is Monday 6 June 2016. For further details click here.

Who it's for

A one-day professional development conference for:

  • Music specialists
  • Classroom music teachers
  • Heads of music and arts programmes
  • Primary teachers who want to make music with their classes
  • Senior leaders who believe in the value of music in their schools


Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD


Key information

Presenting organisation

Music Learning Revolution is presented by Musical Futures, a global movement aiming to transform people's lives through music that is meaningful to them.


Registration is open now with Early Bird discounts available until 27 May 2016


  • Standard rate: £180 incl. VAT
  • Early Bird discount: £156 incl. VAT by 26/05/15
  • Group booking: £144 incl. VAT