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Sound Connections offers a comprehensive, needs-driven sector and workforce development programme that is transformational, inclusive and accessible.

We champion excellence in music education and offer high quality training, delivered by leading educators in the United Kingdom. Through this we support practitioners and music teachers who need to develop their skills, knowledge and practice. We aim to fill the gaps in provision across London by being strategic and ambitious.


Sound Connections offers a range of training opportunities to those working across the music education sector, consisting of masterclasses, workshops, networking events and twilight sessions. Learn more >

Professional training


Innovate is Sound Connections’ funding programme that launched in 2007 to incubate unique music projects for young people in London.Successful candidates work in close partnership with Sound Connections to develop and deliver their project. Learn more >


Activate is our brand-new programme for London-based Music Education Hubs to develop and embed youth voice in their work. We are keen to support and invest in Hubs that already have a demonstrable commitment to, and practice of, youth voice, and are ready to take their next steps up the Ladder of Participation. Apply here>

Development Needs Analysis (DNA) Session

DNA is a tailored advice and guidance service. You will have the opportunity to discuss your professional development ideas and aspirations with a member of our Senior Management Team on a confidential, one-to-one basis. Click here to download a DNA form. To find out more, call us on 020 7729 7220 or email

One-to-one Sessions

Would Like to Meet…

Would Like to Meet… is our annual networking event for Sound Connections members. This event providesa welcoming and friendly opportunity for music leaders, practitioners and managers to come together with the Sound Connections team on-hand to facilitate new conversations and connections. Learn more >

Would Like to Meet...

Start Up

Are you a musician who would like to work as a music leader? Are you just setting out on your music career? Not sure where to start? Start Up is a three-hour introduction to the world of music education. We can help you to identify relevant work, training opportunities and ‘ways in’ to what is going on in London. Learn more >

Startup Workshop

CME London

CME London is a one year course specifically designed for music educators who work with children and young people both in and out of school. The course, starting in January 2019, will be open to musicians who work for Music Education Hubs, community music leaders and private music teachers. CME London is a consortium partnership between Sound Connections, Morley College and the Musicians’ Union (MU).

For more information about CME London on how to apply and course information please contact

Music Excellence London

Research & Advocacy

Our work combines new ways of developing skills, sharing experiences, capturing real impact and nurturing inspiring music-making activity. We share and advocate for what we have learnt, the examples of best practice we have identified, and the resources that can support provision through our fortnightly newsletters, website, social media and at events. Access the resources >

Research & Advocacy
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