Education Networking Conference

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Education Networking Conference

young musicians improvising on clarinets

Tuesday 17 March, 11:00am – 4:00pm at Leeds College of Music

Jazz North are delighted to announce the third annual Jazz Education Conference & Networking Day. The event is aimed at music educators of all levels, including:

  • Music Education Hub leaders & staff
  • KS1 & 2 teachers
  • Secondary teachers
  • Youth music leaders
  • Peripatetic tutors
  • Freelance music educator
  • Youth band leaders
  • Community music leaders

The event offers the opportunity for members of the music educator sector across the North of England meet and discuss ideas, share experiences and build networks. Throughout the day there will be talks by fellow educators and invited guest speakers as well as practical workshop sessions and discussion groups.

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • Pete Churchill (Professional musician & educator, winner of 2007 Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education)
  • Issie Barratt (Director of National Youth Jazz Collective, winner of 2014 Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education)
  • Dr Kathy Dyson (MU Chair, winner of 2012 Parliamentary Award for Jazz Education)
  • Jamil Sheriff (Professional Musician, Head of Jazz at Leeds College of Music)
  • Jeremy Platt (Professional Musician, Youth Jazz Orchestra Director)

How to Attend

The event is free to attend but sign-up is required. A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £50 can claimed to support attendance from across the region.


Leeds College of Music 3 Quarry Hill

(Enter the postcode LS9 8AH into your Satellite Navigation)

By Public Transport

The college is a 10-minute walk from Leeds Train Station and is directly across the road from Leeds Bus Station.

By Car

The college is located at the crossroads of the M62 and the M1, and just a few kilometres from the A1. When entering the city, follow the brown road signs for ‘West Yorkshire Playhouse’ at Quarry Hill, just off the A64 York Road in the centre of Leeds – or you can follow the City Centre Loop signs.
Major attractions, including the West Yorkshire Playhouse, are identified on the Loop signs. The Conservatoire is at Loop Junction 12.

Car parking
There is no car parking available at LCoM, and drivers are advised to use the multi-storey car park on Harper Street.

Reports from previous years

Read about previous conferences:
March 2014
March 2013

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