Now into Sound Connection's fifth year of the LEYMN Apprentice scheme; a training for early years music making.
This specialist development opportunity is a
year-long programme of mentoring, workshops, networking and observation
visits to develop apprentices skills and career pathway.
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 youre 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.