Enrol on our new Early Years CPD course,

starting in March 2021!

Music Training for Early Years Practitioners

Package of 4 CPD courses

Join our online CPD courses with the inspirational music specialist, Kate Comberti. Learn new techniques to include music in your classroom, in a way that will enhance your love of music and enrich your pupils, with songs that you’ll be singing happily all day long.

“The children involved made on average three months' more progress than expected in their speaking skills and two months' more progress in behaviour and listening skills.” TES 2017

Time to think about music in the Early Years

  • Boost your skills to become more confident using music in your classroom. 

  • Gain knowledge and expertise from a music specialist and researcher.

  • Discover tips and resources for inspiration.

  • Meet other like-minded Early Years practitioners, share activity ideas and support each other.


Session 1, THURSDAY 4th MARCH at 4-5:30 pm

session 2, THURSDAY 11TH MARCH at 4-5:30 pm

session 3, THURSDAY 18TH MARCH AT 4-5:30 PM

session 4, THURSDAY 25TH MARCH AT 4-5:30 PM

What to expect?

Session 1:  Music and Communication
  • Learn how children use music and musical behaviour to underpin language development and social behaviours.


  • Deepen your understanding of what music and young children’s self-expressed and creative musical engagement can look like, and why it matters.


  • Learn easy tools and ideas that will be immediately useful in your settings.

Session 2: Making music accessible, inclusive and manageable in the EYFS
  • In this fun practical session exploring the elements of music, you will;

  • Increase your understanding of the application and significance of the elements of music in our observations.

  • Explore how we can support music-making in different learning spaces, manage and create an enabling musical environment.​

Session 3: The characteristics of effective learning in music
Session 4: Music and Stories 


  • This pedagogically informed session will explore the adult’s role in musical play, and sharing and sustaining children’s music thinking.

  • Develop an understanding of how to engage and support children’s musical play.​

  • Explore different ways of approaching musical activities.

  • A creative session using stories as a starting point for a musical journey that supports children’s reading, writing and language development through their imaginations and creative play.

About our training

We offer a range of Training Programmes for artist-educators, teachers and educators, with a particular specialism in Early Years. Below are some examples. Please contact us if you are interested in training but can’t see what you’re looking for, as we may well be able to help.

  • Training for artists developing their practice (Early Years & older age-groups)

  • The building blocks of music (Early Years)

  • Creating musical environments (Early Years)

  • Music and story-telling (Early Years)

  • Identifying and nurturing children’s musical play (Early Years)

  • Music and the EYFS (Early Years)

  • Designing and delivering music programmes with deaf and hearing impaired children


Creative Futures has recently launched its Consultancy Service. Here are some examples of the support we can offer:

  • Advising Music Education Hubs on the development of an Early Years strategy or plan

  • Shaping and managing arts education projects, particularly in the Early Years

  • Strategic advice and support for arts or education sector organisations, particularly around arts strategies, or embedding the arts across an organisation

  • Managing projects with an interface between practice and research

Contact us

Tel: 020 8964 2700


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Office 9A, The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue,

London W10 4JL

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