Music Education


28 careers advice results in total for Music Education


What employers are looking for in technical staff

 5 May 2016

Working in technical theatre and live events is fun, fast-paced and rewarding. If you're curious about careers in this area, there's good news: we need more skilled technicians in lighting, sound and stage, and available routes in are changing for the better. Here are 4 things employers in the industry are actually looking for.


The Cato Academy trains future road crew and connects you with real professionals who work with some of the biggest artists in the world.

How to work backstage at a gig

 21 December 2015

Have you ever gone to a gig and wished you were working on it? Or maybe you’ve gone to a festival and wondered how it was all put together? Live music is a huge part of the music industry and there are lots of opportunities for getting involved.


Morna has helped many young people get a first foot on their career ladder. (Image: James Fletcher)

Morna Cook, Universal Music HR director

 9 November 2015

Senior director of HR for Universal Music, Morna played a key role in their groundbreaking paid internship scheme. For her outstanding commitment to passing on and developing creative skills, she was awarded the Music Skills Award 2015.


Being a project musician

 7 September 2015

Ed teaches people of all ages to sing, describing himself as "wildly passionate" about music. He explains how he became interested in community work as a profession and how Nina Simone was the person who got him into music.


Working as a piano technician

 1 June 2015

Rolf Dragsta has been a piano tuner and technician for over 40 years. Here he shares some thoughts on the the profession, including why these skills are becoming increasingly sought after. You can also see him in action in this short film.


Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile visited The Backstage Centre in Purfleet to help them learn best practice from other countries.

Technical production trainees in South Africa

 22 May 2015

Seiso, Mpho, Letsebela and Wandile are technical production trainees for the South African Roadies Association, which provides young people with training and employment skills for the music tech industry. They discussed their experiences of working and learning so far.


Holly Haste, creative apprentice

 9 March 2015

Holly Haste works as an apprentice for Neon Street where she runs events, oversees projects and researches new musical talent. She told us about what her apprenticeship involves day-to-day, while her employer outlined his experiences of taking on an apprentice.


Bags of enthusiasm is needed for the job of a Choir Leader . Image:  Rhythms of the World Festival, Laura Spires.

Leading a pop music choir

 2 August 2013

Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing


James explains the importance of having specialist teachers in vocational schools. Image: James Grimsey.

Teaching theatre and music

 18 July 2013

How do you teach vocational theatre and dance? Creative Director at Arts1 School of Performance, James Grimsey, shares his views on good teaching and what qualities make a good teacher.


Every year Streetwise Opera creates live performances, films and workshops with people who have been homeless. (Image: Streetwise Opera)

Running Streetwise Opera

 17 July 2013

Can music help disadvantaged people move forward with their lives? Matt Peacock is CEO of Streetwise Opera, who work with people who have experienced homelessness. He shared 5 tips for starting your own social enterprise.


After learning the record aged 7, Arun soon discovered the clarinet. Photo: William Ellis

Earning a living from jazz

 31 January 2013

After discovering the recorder at school, Arun Ghosh became a jazz clarinettist, theatre composer, and music teacher. He spoke about his career, and the challenge of earning a living from several jobs.


As well as in Scotland, El Sistema has run music education projects in South America and the USA.

Running a children’s orchestra

 12 October 2012

With a history of high unemployment, Raploch is one of Scotland's most deprived neighbourhoods. The Big Noise orchestra's mission is to give Raploch's children access to a classical music education.


Deptford John, guitar technician and lecturer

 2 August 2012

Deptford John has been a guitar technician for over 30 years, looking after bands' gear and instruments and teaching others how to run a tour.


Hannah Dilworth, education producer

 1 August 2012

Hannah Dilworth is an education producer at Opera North, having started there an an admin assistant.


Christina Birt, head of creative learning

 1 August 2012

Christina has worked in arts education at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, and aims to go freelance as an arts education consultant.


John Douglass, head of special projects

 1 August 2012

John worked at Access To Music and the Armstrong Learning Group, but now works freelance in business and education. He also runs a small label, as well as continuing with song-writing and performing.


Aim to get as much experience of singing a very wide range of music.

Singing Coach

 12 July 2012

Singing coaches or singing teachers work with individuals or groups of singers to develop and improve their singing ability and technique.


Get experience of as many different types of dance as possible.

Choreographer

 12 July 2012

Choreographers create routines and movement sequences for singers and musicians to perform.


Theatre education practitioner

 3 July 2012

Alice Barclay is a Globe Education Practitioner. She spoke about her role at the theatre, her career journey so far and gives three tips for others looking to get into the industry.


Scottish music producers Tigerstyle, Raj and Pops. Photo: Manik Singh

Helping young music producers

 14 June 2012

Scottish music producers Tigerstyle talk about their course where young people learn basic music production skills, and why living in Glasgow makes them better artists.


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