Training & Networking

Music Leaders

MAC Makes Music offers training, advice and guidance, mentoring, practice sharing events and shadowing opportunities for music leaders, teachers and support workers to develop skills, increase knowledge and understanding of working with children and young people in challenging circumstances. We work in partnership with music education hubs to develop a number of training and CPD opportunities.

We are always happy to receive queries from experienced freelance practitioners who may be interested in working with us.

Shadowing and Mentoring Opportunities

MAC Makes Music offers shadowing opportunities for emerging music leaders who wish to develop hands on experience in working with children and young people. This role involves working alongside an experienced music leader supporting children and young people to take part in group music making activities.

Musicians will need to hold a current DBS enhanced certificate and will be required to sign an agreement which will outline the agreed schedule of attendance as well as roles and responsibilities. If you are interested in applying for a shadow position, then please contact: more information.

Information, Advice and Guidance

MAC Makes Music offers one to one advice and guidance for both emerging and experienced music leaders who want to: 

  • Find out more about the work of MAC Makes Music
  • Find more information relating to working as a music leader
  • Explore whether music leading is something you are interested in
  • Discuss suitable professional development opportunities
  • Gain some basic feedback or advice on your own project idea