Training and support for teachers

CMEH Training Opportunities

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

Training for music leaders

Free training for First Access deliverers

Tuesday 10th September 2019, 9.30 – 3.00

Treverbyn Community Hall, Stenalees, St Austell,PL26 8TL

The Cornwall Music Education Hub has teamed with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to offer a free training day for instrumental teachers who deliver whole class instrumental lessons.  The day will be led by Richard Shrewsbury and colleagues from the Conservatoire who will explore:

If you would like to book a place on this free training, please email

Tea and coffee will be provided but participants should bring their own lunch.


Skill development support for school staff 

Cornwall Music Education Hub Conference

31st October 2019 at the Penventon Hotel, Redruth

Keynote presentation by Dr Alison Daubney, Senior Teaching Fellow of the University of Sussex and Co-Author of the State of the Nation report.  In addition there will be a full programme of practical and inspiring workshops for both primary and secondary music teachers: singing for KS1; KS1, 2 & 3 Curriculum Mapping; Music, English & Creative Writing; Primary Music Toolkit (Dr Alison Daubney); Getting young players involved in the classroom; BTEC at KS4; Music Creativity & Mindfulness; Music Tech for live performances; Music & Maths.

Costs (including lunch)

£65 or £45 for small schools, second delegates and freelance music educators.

To book go to -

South West Peninsula Hubs Music Education Conference

7th February 2019, St Cuthbert's Conference Centre, Buckfast Abbey, Devon 

Joint conference of the Music Hubs of Cornwall, Devon,  Plymouth and Torbay.  A day of inspiring workshops for all key stages

SW Peninsula Conference 2020

Vocal Support
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 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.  Contact the Hub office to arrange for support from Angela or her team - 

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 -

School Engagement Twilights

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 via the Hub office -  -


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