Sign up to FREE online training sessions led by highly experienced specialist music education practitioners on a range of important topics connected to inclusive practice.

The following training sessions are open to anyone working or interested in working musically with children and young people. This could include, but is not limited to, Music Teachers/Tutors, Community Musicians, Music Leaders, School Teachers, Students, Project Managers, Music Hub Staff. 

MAC Makes Music has been commissioned by the Fair Play project to support with training and workforce development. Fair Play is a Youth Music funded project led by Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Gloucestershire Music Education Hubs which aims to improve and embed inclusive practice ( 

Upcoming Sessions

Previous Sessions

These sessions have already taken place. If you would like to access the recordings please contact Emma Nenadic:

Developing an Inclusive Mindset, Dr Phil Mullen

The first Fair Play training session was ‘Developing an Inclusive Mindset’ and was delivered by Dr Phil Mullen. The session covered different understandings of and key ideas within musical inclusion. It focused on the link between musical, personal and social outcomes and how to approach barriers to learning. The session also looked into Self-determination Theory also known as the theory of basic psychological wellbeing.  

Leadership, Dr Phil Mullen

The second Fair Play training session was on ‘Leadership’ in inclusive music education and was delivered by Dr Phil Mullen. This session looked at basic leadership approaches and styles, strategies for leadership and leaders’ responsibilities. It also looked at the different roles we take in a session.

Reflective Practice, Dr Phil Mullen

The third Fair Play training session was on ‘Reflective Practice’ and was delivered by Dr Phil Mullen. The session addressed key questions such as;

  • what is reflective practice?
  • why is it useful?
  • how can we reflect best?
  • when do we reflect and what that means?
  • what is the importance of our positionality or stance towards things?