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FREE Ten Pieces CPD Session for Primary music teachers and specialists


BBC Ten Pieces has an exciting opportunity for teachers at primary schools and organisations using Ten Pieces to get some hands on experience and advice from professional music leaders and work alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra.


On Friday 1st December 2017 the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be running a CPD Day for Primary classroom and instrumental teachers with a music specialism.

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Ten Pieces CPD Day
Friday 1 December 2017
10.30am – 5pm
Maida Vale Studio, 120-129 Delaware Rd, London, W9 2LG


The day will be in two parts:

  • Part 1: Learn how to create new music with KS2/P5-P7 pupils using the free Ten Pieces resources
  •  Part 2: Get tips and tricks for conducting and performing theTen Pieces arrangements with young players and ensembles.


The day will include lots of time for discussion, opportunities to ask questions and most importantly swap ideas. The CPD day will be run by musicians from the BBC Symphony Orchestra together with music leader Lincoln Abbotts and conductor Patrick Bailey. 

Those attending the CPD Day on the 1 December are invited to observe or participate in a creative workshops being run by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the 2 December at Maida Vale to see the ideas and techniques you will have learnt about in action. This is an invitation and is not compulsory. This day will involve the whole Orchestra and will be a unique opportunity to get an insight into the workshop and rehearsal process. 

For those interested in attending the  CPD Day on Friday 1st December please email tenpieces@bbc.co.uk with the following information by 4pm on Wednesday 1st November:

School/organisation address: 
Role (e.g. Yr 3 teacher, Music Co-ordinator, Instrumental teacher):
How are you currently using Ten Pieces and what do you hope to get from this CPD? (max 200 words): 

All those who register their interest will be informed by Friday 3 November whether or not they have a place on the CPD Day. Support for travel costs may be able to be provided on a case by case basis.

This is a pilot workshop – further CPD days may be run in other parts of the UK later in the academic year.

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