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Published: 16 February 2012

By Andy Ross

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Do you want to teach music?

This just came into my in-box and I am copying it out because it looks really interesting. I will not be able to go; I have a craft conference that day but I would be interested to hear from anyone who goes. As far as I can tell, the institute to which the student belongs is responsible for registration.

‘Becoming a Music Teacher: Musician as Teacher’ A Study Day for Music and Music Education Students – University of Reading Saturday 24th March 2012, 10.30 – 4.00

The day will be exploring issues connected with the employability of music graduates as music teachers, catering for a wide range of potential interests from those who wish to become fulltime classroom teachers to those interested in teaching as part of a portfolio career.

The Study Day is funded by the Higher Education Academy and is free to students. It will include lunch and refreshments. Travel to and from the conference, any overnight accommodation or other costs are the responsibility of the students.

NAMHE, NAME and the University of Reading are carrying out research, funded by the Higher Education Academy, into the factors that help to make music students employable as teachers. Following an initial survey, we have completed an audit of higher education lecturers to find out the ways in which programmes support students in developing their employability as music teachers.

Places at the Study Day are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.