Professional support and mentoring opportunities

Josip

Josip is a peripatetic brass teacher. He has recently graduated from university and has been thrown in at the deep end having received very little training in instrumental teaching whilst studying. He is teaching a broad mix of students in one-to-one, small group and full classroom settings across all brass instruments as well as helping out with the school band.

His local Hub has an extensive partnership base drawing together a broad range of formal and informal music education providers and with strong links to both Primary and Secondary schools in the area.

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Regular CPD programmes are arranged through the local Hub, focussing on many aspects of educational and instrumental pedagogy and music education theory drawing on all the available expertise.

An effective mentoring/buddying programme has also been arranged through the Hub, which matched Josip with an experienced teacher for his first year, providing solid academic and practical advice.

His joint Musicians' Union (MU) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) membership helped him access advice and guidance from both organisations.

'The new Hub has allowed me to engage with exceptional professional development and mentoring at the highest level, providing me with the opportunity to develop my skills to become a more effective teacher and learner. I look forward to the introduction of the new Music Educator Qualification being developed by Creative and Cultural Skills and Arts Council England.'