Training & CPD

CMEH Training Opportunities

The CMEH supports teachers in school as well as other music educators by offering a range of training opportunities throughout the year.  Training is usually arranged based on demand, therefore if you have any specific training requests or ideas, please let us know!

First Access Training for music practitioners - 5th September 

9.00 - 3.00 in Truro School Music Department

The  Hub has teamed with the Cornwall Music Service Trust to offer a free training day to support music leaders who are currently involved in, or who would like to become involved in, delivering whole class or large group instrumental teaching in order to support the Hub’s First Access programme.


Open discussion about the challenges of FA, sharing of best practice, how to work with large groups, planning and structuring, importance of final concerts, how to make sessions more inclusive

General Musicianship for First Access in both Primary and Secondary, how to progress, First Access ensembles, composing and improvising in the context of First Access

Practical Sessions with transferable skills in:

  •             Ukulele
  •             Brass
  •             Strings
  •             Percussion - African Drumming 
  •             Music Technology


Cornwall Music Education Hub Annual Conference

13th October at dBs Music in Pool - Hub Conference Flyer

A day of inspiring workshops for both primary and secondary music educators - 

  • GCSE grade moderation for performance & composition - EdexcelEduqas
  • Composition and Improvisation - Primary
  • Introduction to music tech
  • DJing
  • Music for Writing
  • Ableton
  • Accessible Music making with technology  - Open Up Music
  • Vocal workshop
  • Songwriting

 For bookings, go to www.cornwallcpdonline 

Skill development support for school staff 

In addition to large scale performance events, cluster projects and training programmes, the Hub has commissioned a small team of music specialists to work with schools and support the skill development of their teachers:


Vocal Support

Vocal Strategy Lead - Angela Renshaw -

The Hub's Vocal Strategy Lead.  Angela Renshaw, and her team of vocal specialists visit schools, both primary and secondary, to develop their singing activities and help schools to set up their own choirs.

VOICES Twilight Meetings

Angela Renshaw will again be offering free Twilight Vocal Support Meetings as part of the CMEH Vocal Strategy. We would like to invite vocal leaders and music co-ordinators from both Primary and Secondary Schools to attend.  The meetings will focus on the Cornwall Singing Schools Awards.

Primary Support

We have commissioned Music Curriculum specialists to work with schools,  either through projects or one off training visits (eg INSET).  If you would like to arrange for one of these specialists to visit your school, please email them directly or contact the Hub Manager, 

West Cornwall Contact - Christine Judge -

North Cornwall Contact - Georgina Bridle - 

East and Mid Cornwall Contact -Phil Montgomery-Smith -

Autumn Term Twilight Dates: To be Announced

The purpose of these meetings is to update schools on what support and projects are available plus they offer an opportunity to share resources.  

These meetings are free to attend but please contact Christine, Phil or Georgina in advance to confirm attendance: 

Secondary Support

Patrick Bailey is leading the secondary support programme on behalf of the Hub and will be working with secondary school music teachers and Heads of Music throughout the year.  For further information or to arrange a visit, contact Patrick -

Secondary Twilight MeetingsAutumn Term

A network event to discuss setting grade 4/5 boundaries, with break-out spaces for each board.

19th & 21st September - Venues to be confirmed 

Contact Patrick Bailey to book your free place at these sessions - 



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