We are delighted to announce that applications for our 2019/2020 LEYMN apprentice scheme are now open. We have five apprenticeships available for individuals looking to widen skills, knowledge and experience of early years music practice. We are keen to hear from both musicians wanting to do more early years practice, and early years practitioners wanting to do more music. Apply by 5pm on Friday 21 June.
Now in its sixth year, this specialist development opportunity
is an 8-month long programme of mentoring, workshops, networking and
observation visits to develop the skills and career pathways of early years
Who should apply?
We have five apprenticeships available for individuals
looking to widen skills, knowledge and experience of early years music
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. 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.
We are keen to hear from both musicians wanting to do more early
years practice, and early years practitioners wanting to do more music.
This programme is for London-based individuals only.
How the programme works:
This is an opportunity for self-directed learning and
development, guided by experts in early years rather than a formal apprentice
The programme will start by carrying out a development needs
analysis with you and a member of the Sound Connections team.
Each apprentice will be assigned an expert mentor from the early
years sector, who will support you through the process as well as come and
observe you working in your setting. We try to pair you with a mentor who
shares your interests and whose specialisms can help you develop your practice.
You will receive an induction session with early years expert
Nicola Burke on 12 September 2019 in London where you will meet your mentor and
During 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.
At the end of the programme we will ask you to complete an
evaluation, and submit a case study of your practice in a format agreed with
yourselves and your mentor.
How to apply:
Please complete the form HERE
by 5pm on Friday 21 June. We will arrange an informal telephone
conversation to discuss your application.
If you have any questions please contact Abi DAmore, Associate
Programme Manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org