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!

Spring  2017    

Free training for Music Leaders - Inclusive music making to support behaviour management and students with SEN

Truro School, 3rd January 2017

Supporting behaviour and SEN flyer

Training for school staff - Optimising behaviour through inclusive music making

Truro School, 4th January 2017

Optimising Behaviour Flyer

Introduction to the new Music GCSE Spec -  FREE

OCR and Edexcel - 24th January at Truro College, Fal Building.

AQA - 27th January at Kingsley Village, Fraddon.  

 Free please contact to book.  

Teaching songs effectively in the classroom, with Ula Weber - 31st January, Epiphany House, Truro

Ula Weber Training Flyer

South West Peninsula Music Hubs Conference - 3rd February, Buckfast Abbey, Devon

SW Hubs Music Conference - February 2017

Cornwall Music Service Trust (supported by CMEH)- Primary Music Conference - 21st March, Sands Resort, Newquay

CMST Primary Music Conference - March 2017

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.

Dates confirmed: Thursday 9th February - 4.30-5.45pm -Truro Prep, Highertown Truro TR13QN

Contact Angela Renshaw to book a place at these free briefing sessions -  

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 -

Spring Term Twilight Dates:

The purpose of these meetings is to update schools on what support and projects are available s plus they offer an opportunity to share resources.  They are free to attend but please contact Christine in advance - 

North and East Cornwall Contact - Phil Montgomery-Smith -

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.  

Cornwall Young Music Leaders Development Programme - 2016/17

We have commissioned Hub partners, Cymaz Music, to create and deliver a free programme of training which will enable young people to develop the skills they need to lead music activities.  The programme will be launched with a free two day residential course in Cornwall led by renowned music educator, Ben Ballard,  with input from other key specialists.  Following this training, the young people will be supported by mentors and have the opportunity to work with ensembles to put their newly acquired skills into practice.  

Young Music Leader Training Flyer - Autumn 2016





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