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!

Count Me In Conference - 'Ways In' with Cymaz Music and Headstart Kernow

25th May at Sands Resort, Newquay - 'Ways In' Flyer

Royal Opera House vocal training for primary schools - Create and Sing Carmen - FREE

9th June - The Sands Resort Newquay - ROH Training Flyer

Sing Up Training for Schools - FREE - Training Flyer

  • 13th June - 9.30 - 12.30 at Wadebridge Town Hall - An introduction to Sing Up for primary schools who do not currently use, includes free 12 month Sing Up membership
  • 13th June - 16.00 - 18.00 at Callington Community College - A session for secondary schools to discover more about the resources available.  Free 12 month membership for attending schools
  • 14th June - 9.30 - 12.30 at Chacewater Village Hall - An update and development session for primary schools who already Sing Up

First Access Training for music practitioners

17th July at Truro School, 9.00 - 3.30

Cornwall Music Education Hub Annual Conference

13th October at dBs Music in Pool - Conference Flyer

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 - Angela Renshaw -

The Hub's Vocal Strategy Lead.  Angela can 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.

Progression & Ensembles - Janet Elston - 

Janet is employed by the Cornwall Music Service Trust but commissioned by the Hub to lead on its Progression and Ensemble Strategy as well as being the Director of the Hub's Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra.  Janet is able to visit schools to support them in setting up their own ensemble opportunities or to discuss musical progression in their schools.

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 and mid Cornwall Contact - Christine Judge -

North and East Cornwall Contact -Phil Montgomery-Smith -

Summer Term Twilight Dates:

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 or Phil in advance to confirm attendance - (Penwith & Truro) or (East and Mid Cornwall)

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 -

Many young people undertake leadership roles in music activities, both in and out of school.  The CMEH recognises the important role these young leaders play in musical learning and also how leadership can contribute to the personal development of young people.  

Secondary Twilight Meetings

Summer Term

Content will be around GCSE specifications – a network event to share and discuss resources.

Autumn 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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