Hilary Smethurst-Evans, our Teacher Development Manager, introduces our new Teacher Hub.
Calling all music teachers – our new Teacher Hub is here and we’re looking forward to seeing you, sharing news and communicating ‘all things teaching’.
This space is for you! We understand what it’s like to be a music teacher – perhaps working in a variety of locations, missing adult conversation or working through your lunch break running extra-curricular bands. With this in mind, the Teacher Hub provides a place where you can join a community of like-mind teachers, share resources, knowledge and expertise, and find relevant and engaging CPD.
Take a look and you’ll find spaces for conversations with your fellow music teachers – whether you’re an instrumental or vocal teacher, or work in a primary or secondary school. There’s also a wealth of free material, including free videos to watch, articles to read and resources to download. We’ll be adding to this regularly to create a thriving space that embraces new content and fresh ideas guided by you – the teachers!
Alongside places to chat, collaborate and find brilliant content, we’re providing online courses. We know how hard it is to find relevant and engaging CPD so we’re introducing a variety of courses that are easy to follow and will fit around your commitments. Our course contributors are teachers just like you – out there working in a variety of settings including schools and music centres – and we hope this means that our courses will resonate, inspire and motivate.
We all know that CPD is important and that when we’re able to, we enjoy engaging with it and relish the experience. A group of teachers talking together about teaching is so positive and inspiring, with everyone focused on learning about new ways to deliver, engage and do the best for their pupils.
Over the years we’ve run many courses, conferences, inset days and presentations, but the Teacher Hub is different and we are very excited about being able to support a wider range of teachers than ever before. Over time we will be adding courses to provide options for all music teachers in all contexts, so that everyone can find something that works for their needs and interests.
So many of us at ABRSM are teachers, and we’re looking forward to hearing about you, your work and your aspirations through the Teacher Hub.