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We champion equality, diversity and inclusion in music education and this is reflected in our sector and workforce development programme. We review our offer with our network, and support practitioners, teachers and organisational knowledge who need to develop their skills, knowledge and practice. We aim to fill the gaps in provision across London by being strategic and ambitious.

Training and networking

Sound Connections delivers a range of training and learning opportunities to those working across the music education sector. Curated by guest educators, our events focus on youth voice and participation; equality, diversity and inclusion; music and social justice and music in the early years. Learn more >

Professional training

Inclusive Practice in Action

IPIA is our annual national event that amplifies the voices of a diverse range of speakers, explores what we mean by inclusive practice, and advocates for a more equitable music education sector. Learn more >


Innovate is Sound Connections’ funding programme 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. Learn more >

Information, advice & support

We offer a range of mentoring, information, advice and guidance services for individual practitioners and organisations from Development Needs Analysis to bespoke project support. Find out more >

One-to-one Sessions

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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