Bespoke Training

Plymouth Music Zone offers bespoke training to both music educators and other non-music professionals who wish to benefit from PMZ's approach or to learn from our expertise in working with vulnerable groups in challenging circumstances.


We are currently in the process of creating a whole new Fast track Music Leader Training Programme. Watch this space! 

In the meantime, if you think you've already got what it takes to join the PMZ Music Leader Pool , visit our Job Opportunities page and complete a Music Leader Registration Form.


There's nothing like an injection of new ideas to make you even better at what you do - and perhaps help you remember why you love teaching music in the first place... 


Plymouth Music Zone can offer INSET training to schools interested in learning practical and accessible musical skills directly transferable to the classroom setting and delivery of the curriculum.

PMZ music leaders are experienced facilitators who offer training to the highest professional standards. Sessions can be tailored to the needs of the school and could include:

  • Whole school sessions, excellent for team-building and confidence raising, ensuring all staff are working to a similar approach and understanding of music.
  • Training sessions for smaller groups who may be working with a particular aspect of the curriculum, such as percussion, songwriting, music technology or cross-curricular themes such as music and history, music and geography, for example.
  • Ongoing programme of INSET support to advise teachers on curriculum delivery and to support an ongoing programme of work.


Plymouth Music Zone can also offer bespoke training for non-music professionals that combine all the areas of PMZ's expertise while taking advantage of all the facilities on offer at PMZ. To date, we have delivered courses as diverse as basic sound engineering, music technology, public speaking, video training, group facilitation skills training, safeguarding and disability awareness training.  

PMZ has also worked with the likes of Plymouth Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry to develop a number of Special Study Units related to using music in medicine.  Each year we work with medical and dental students as part of their Arts and Humanities training to improve their skills and empathy with 'hard to reach' groups. Our multi-sensory music studio and expertise in the area of SEN/disabled music making also allows us to offer disability awareness as part of any bespoke training on offer. 

If you feel we may be able to be of assistance please feel free to call our Training Coordinator, Anna Batson, on 01752 213690 to discuss your training needs.