Workforce Development

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.

Open Orchestras

Open Orchestras is a growing national movement, designed to support Music Education Hubs, arts organisations and schools in providing SEN/Disabled young people with opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform. mac makes music is supporting our five music hub partners to develop Open Orchestras in their region. Music leaders and teachers will be coming together at mac for training and networking events. See further information about SEND here.

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.

Shadowing 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: for more information.

Information, Advice and Guidance

MAC Makes Music offers one to one advice and guidance for both emerging and experienced music leaders…

  • You perhaps want to find out more about the work of mac makes music;
  • Maybe you are looking for information relating to working as a music leader;
  • Want to 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.

Please contact with your enquiry.

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