Apply now for the London Early Years Music Network’s Apprentice Scheme

The LEYMN Training Programme is part of Sound Connections’ commitment to providing professional development opportunities to those engaged in delivering high quality music making with children and young people. 

This Training Programme is a unique opportunity to engage in a programme of training, shadowing, mentoring and learning that will develop their skills, experience and confidence as early years music practitioners. 


We are looking for eight Apprentices. The deadline for applications is 22 June, 5PM

Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

Who should apply?

You might be a teacher, student, music leader or volunteer already working with children and babies; you might only be working with older children or young people at the moment; or you may be a musician or arts practitioner looking to widen your skillset by expanding into working in early years.  This past year, we have had apprentices interested in healthcare, opera and developing Early Years music in a range of formal and informal settings. Some apprentices work in schools, others have their own businesses, or are on the way to setting up their own ventures – whatever your experience, if you want to work in the exciting and varied world of music making with babies, then this opportunity is for you. If you’re interested and feeling hesitant for any reason, please get in touch to have a chat with us.

How the programme works

Each apprentice will be assigned an expert mentor from the Early Years world, and we try to pair you with a mentor who shares your interests and whose specialisms can help you develop your practice.

Over the course of the year, through a range of partners (in the past this has included London Symphony Orchestra, Spitalfields Music, Wigmore Hall Learning, Creative Futures and Music House for Children amongst others) we offer shadowing and training opportunities. We host intimate specialised salons with leaders from across Early Years, and group catch-ups that foster a sense of community with your fellow apprentices for sharing and learning. You will also have a small grant to attend courses or to use for relevant resources.

To apply:

Please submit a CV and cover letter (no more than 2 sides) outlining the bullet points below, to info@sound-connections.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 22 June.

  • Why you want to work in Early Years
  • What attracts you to this opportunity, and how you are hoping it will develop your practice
  • Relevant experience

For more information about the programme and for further details about the application process, please see Sound Connections Website

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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