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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 >

Innovate funding project

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 a twice-yearly networking event for Sound Connections members. These events provide a 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

Music Excellence London

Music Excellence London is a dynamic network of classroom music teachers, Music Education Hubs, cultural organisations, and the wider music education community which supports excellent musical teaching and learning at Key Stage 3 in London schools. Learn more >

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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