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Leading singing in schools

Courses for everyone leading singing in primary and secondary schools

abcd has recognised an ever-growing need for good quality vocal leadership training in schools and has developed a flexible range of courses for all those involved in leading young singers.

Our courses are aimed at enhancing the skills and confidence of all those leading singing in schools who wish to develop their knowledge, regardless of their experience, offering relevant Continuing Professional Development. Our training is non-prescriptive in approach with the emphasis on a supportive and encouraging environment.

We have a team of specialists who will share their vocal knowledge, music teaching skills and choral leadership expertise. All our practitioners are DBS checked.

Courses can be offered in partnership with local Music Hubs, Music Service providers, Academy Trusts, or through a single school or group of schools: do contact us to discuss your own needs. Download our leaflet here, or read on for more information.

Our tailor-made programme

We aim to be as flexible as possible to cater to the needs of individuals. We encourage teachers to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills through practical workshops including vocal technique and choral repertoire, and to share this with each other and their colleagues in the wider school community. There are three broad categories:

Leading Singing in Secondary Schools

For teachers who wish to develop their knowledge of leading singing for young and changing voices. Suitable for:

  • Secondary School teachers
  • Music Hubs
  • Student teachers (PGCE and SCIT)
  • Upper KS2 Primary teachers responsible for leading singing/music co-ordinators

Find out more information here, or see below for FAQs and contact details.

Leading Singing in Primary Schools

For teachers who wish to develop their knowledge of leading singing for young voices. Suitable for:

  • Primary School teachers who would like to find out more about leading singing
  • Primary School music co-ordinators
  • Music Hubs
  • Student teachers (PGCE and SCIT)
  • Teaching Assistants

Find out more information here, or see below for FAQs and contact details.

Encouraging Young Vocal Leaders

For young people in Years 10 - 13 who have an interest in leading singing. Suitable for:

  • Young people studying GCSE Music
  • Young people studying at A-Level (preferably but not necessarily music)
  • Home-schooled young people between the ages of 14-18

Find out more information here, or see below for FAQs and contact details.

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Contact our General Secretary, Rachel Greaves, for more details about the course via email or on 01935 389482