Training with Soundabout

Soundabout & Music 8 London SEND Network and Education Training Centre!

Soundabout will be running a series of Soundabout Foundation and Optional CPD training workshops across the Music Education Hubs in North London. These CPD workshops have been developed, to support the development of peripatetic teachers, music specialists in SEND school, class teachers and support staff working with pupils and young people with PMLD, SLD and autism. The topics have been chosen in light of feedback from  the SEND network members during the  Soundabout consultation period that took place in September – December 2018.

Sue Simmonds, Soundabout Senior Practitioner shares her ‘umbrella of musical opportunities’ during the Soundabout & Music 8 London launch day.

In addition to the Soundabout is delighted to be working in partnership with the IROKO Theatre Company and The Village School Brent to deliver a really exciting new CPD event which will celebrate and encourage awareness of diversity within music education towards the end of this term (details to be announced soon.,…):

FREE Talking Drum training workshop.   The programme is part of IROKO’s ‘Speaking without Voice project’, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  It is a research project exploring four Nigerian non-verbal communication systems, including the Talking Drums.

This offers a unique CPD opportunity for music tutors but has interest and appeal beyond this as many young people in our communities are already making music as part of the heritage of this tradition and are using their unique way of music-making to express concerns about knife-crime and other current issues.

The CPD will culminate in a presentation of the skills learnt by participants and students from The Village School will be present to share in this celebration.

Please follow this link to find details about the Soundabout & Music 8 London Month CPD training programme February – June 2019.

M8L Training timetable

Contact Jenny Cooper – Soundabout & Music 8 London project Co-ordinator from Sept 2018 – July 2019) – on

Event Details


Starts: 02/02/2019 10:00 pm

Ends: 20/06/2019 10:00 am


See Training timetable for venue details.