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Teach Through Music is a year-long, fully subsidised professional development programme for KS3 music teachers in London schools (state and independent), supported by the London Schools Excellence Fund. Led by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with a partnership of world-class music education organisations, Teach Through Music sets out to create a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for KS3 music teaching in London. It draws upon the expertise of teachers, the Higher Education community and cultural organisations. Teach Through Music is designed to complement the busy lives of teachers. It offers choice and flexibility, allowing teachers to select training which best meets their needs, and those of their school.

Cultural Offer

Behind Teach Through Music is a partnership of cultural organisations who see KS3 music as a vital cultural entitlement for young people. Over 20 cultural partners have pledged exclusive offers to those teachers and schools who enrol in Teach Through Music. Enjoy free tickets and membership, special access to cultural venues, discounted workshops and much, much more.

Short Courses

Our Short Courses provide a forum for more in-depth training, offered over a number of sessions across one or two terms. Each course offers up to 12 hours of training, designed and delivered by leading educationalists in partnership with teachers and specialist music organisations. They focus on high standards of practical music-making by pupils, and aim to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge. Only open to teachers enrolled on the programme.

Teaching Cover

To support your school in releasing you to attend training, £190 will be offered to contribute towards teaching cover costs.

Our Ethos

Teach Through Music embodies the ethos of music as the dominant language of the classroom and teachers and pupils behaving as musicians, being empowered through creative ownership. We want to support teachers to invest in their leadership skills and subject knowledge. Through networking, debate, sharing and developing best practice, teachers discover new answers and approaches that are appropriate to their school. Our aim is to overcome the isolation of music teachers and invest in a community of practice where schools, hubs and music education partners draw on London’s unique cultural resources.

Programme Details

Online Portal

Enrolled teachers will become members of our online community. Talk with other KS3 music teachers on themed forums, download resources, share links and videos, book events and courses, receive programme updates, and access our exclusive cultural offers. To view the Online Portal as a guest, or login with your username and password, click here.

Launch Events

Launch events offer teachers dynamic music-making experiences in world class London venues, as well as opportunities to network, reflect on their practice and find out more about the programme. Our series of Launch Events has now come to a close.

Inspire Events

Taking the form of seminars, conferences and networking, Inspire Events offer teachers and the wider music education community the chance to come together and share best practice and research around burning issues. Our series of Inspire Events has now come to a close.

Peer Mentoring

Each music teacher enrolled on the programme will be matched with a Teach Through Music Fellow – a trained mentor – and receive three hours of personalised support. Mentoring can be conducted face-to-face, online or via email, and scheduled across the academic year.

Funded by:
  • Funder-Department-for-Eduction
  • Funder-Mayor-of-London
Delivered by:
  • Partner-Trinity-Laban
In partnership with:
  • Partner-Sound-Connections
  • Partner-Trinity-College-London
  • Partner-Barbican
  • Partner-University-of-Greenwich

Enrolment has now closed for Teach Through Music

However, if you are a KS3 teacher with queries about the programme or would like to know how you can be involved in all that Teach Through Music is offering, please email us at We will be glad to hear from you and provide assistance with what is available.



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