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MusicLand Teacher Training in London: Tuesday 18th June 2024

MusicLand Teacher Training in London: Tuesday 18th June 2024

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Violin Teacher Training Course: One-Day Fundamentals & Principles

Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2024
Location: Central London, WC2 (Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square)


Join us for an intensive one-day Teacher Training Course in Central London, designed to enhance your violin teaching skills through familiarisation with the MusicLand Approach.

Join Caroline Lumsden and Abbie Adiri (ML Oxford) to learn all about the MusicLand Rhythm and Pitch training, and much more.

This course is perfect for teachers of all string instruments who are looking to build a strong foundation in effective, inspiring teaching methods.

Subsidised places are available for students, and work opportunities may be offered to participants upon completion of the course.

Course Highlights

  • How to Teach Rhythm, Pitch & Musical Fundamentals
    • Practical exercises integrating theoretical knowledge into fun, engaging lessons.
  • Inspirational Teaching Approaches
    • Strategies for becoming an impactful teacher who motivates and empowers students.
  • The Teacher Toolkit
    • Essential techniques and tips for handling diverse classroom situations and student needs.


  • 10:00 AM: Welcome, Tea & Coffee
  • 10:30 AM: Teaching Rhythm, Pitch, and Musical Fundamentals
  • 1:30 PM: Lunch Break
  • 2:30 PM: The Teacher Toolkit
  • 3:30 PM: Becoming an Inspirational Teacher
  • 4:00 PM: Q&A and Discussion
  • 5:00 PM: End

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Secure your spot in this transformative course today. Enhance your teaching skills, inspire your students, and join a community of dedicated string educators.

Course Fee: £150 (Single Day Pass). For professional teachers with MU or ISM membership, the rate is reduced to £90.

We can also welcome a small number of students at a subsidised rate of £25. To be eligible, you need to be enrolled at a major music conservatoire or University, and intend to enter the music and/or teaching profession within the next 12 months.

If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact



10.00am Welcome
Tea & Coffee, Registration, Setup

10.30am How To Teach Rhythm, Pitch & Musical Fundamentals
(short break at 11.50am)

A deep dive into the raw materials of music, exploring how to teach rhythm, pitch and other musical fundamentals through the 'key actions' of:

Listen, Move, Clap, Sing, Read, Write & Play

Through a series of practical, hands-on exercises, this session demonstrates how to integrate theoretical musical knowledge into a holistic, creative and FUN teaching approach, that engages learners of all ages.

How To Teach Rhythm
Includes: Teaching note values, rhythm verbalisations, games, rhythm cards

How To Teach Pitch 
Includes: Solfa (Curwen, Kodaly), Singing and Signing, note names

Music & Movement
Dalcroze, physical movement, engagement of mind, body and emotion

1.30pm Lunch (60 minutes)

2.30pm The Teacher Toolkit

A practical 'box' of techniques, tips and tactics, that will help you inspire, empower, and handle all sorts of classroom situations creatively and empathetically, to get the best out of your learners. Including:

Age-specific advice and techniques for: Parents & Children, Teens, Adult Learners & Restarters

Experience-specific advice for: Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced

Setup - how to guide your learners and parents through the challenges of:

a) How to find the right instrument
b) How to tune the instrument, and get it set up and ready to play

3.30pm How To Be An Inspirational Teacher Who Gets Results

A practical, nugget-rich introduction to teaching approaches that inspire and empower the learner, introduced by a renowned guest speaker.

What makes a great teacher? How can you bring to your teaching the same virtuosity and insight that you do as a perfomer? How can you become the best teacher you can be, and keep improving?

In this session we'll explore the psychology of good string teaching, the impact of different teaching approaches, and explain how to motivate and inspire your students, so they are empowered to achieve their potential in a happy, balanced and enjoyable way.

4:00 PM: Q&A and Discussion

We take time to review and reflect on everything we have learnt today, ask questions, and share and discuss insights, before wrapping up the day at around 4.30pm.

4.30pm End




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