Career Coaching for music education professionals…

Posted on December 12th, by Rebeka in Training, YYM News. No Comments


Do you (or would you like to) work in music education?
Would you like support to…

Find a new direction?
Get more work?
Strike out on your own?
Re-invigorate your practice?
Find that elusive job?

Yorkshire Youth and Music has the solution for you!

Based on over 30 years of experience in music education and our continued commitment to the delivery of relevant information sessions to individuals and groups across Yorkshire, we’ve developed a career coaching and mentoring package to suit the changing sector landscape. This 70 minute, one to one session of professional discussion can cover any of the following:

  • – Skills analysis
  • – CV review
  • – Developing a professional portfolio
  • – Leap forward 12 – a learning plan for developing your skills over the next 12 months
  • – Fast forward 12 – a focussed action plan for the next 12 months
  • – Accessing funding for training
  • – Finding and developing professional networks
“Thank you… for your career coaching session last year. It really inspired me to get some more training and try out lots of different musical activities, and I’m delighted to say that I now make my living entirely from music. I was able to give up my ‘office job’ in September and couldn’t be happier! My instrumental and theory teaching has really taken off, and I’ve recently started working as a teacher of baby & toddler music classes. I’ve also taken on leadership of a flute choir, and have been volunteering with Music in the Round, helping out with schools concerts, page-turning and the Classical Sheffield website. I now have my own website ( [and] I’m continuing to work towards further music qualifications. I’m sure I’ll be in touch for another coaching session at some point as I develop my career, but I wanted to say thank you so much for the
meeting and follow up info, which really helped me to focus and move forward with all of this.”
Rachel Shirley, now full-time music practitioner

After your session, you’ll also receive a personalised, tailor-made ‘take away’ plan, to help you work towards your ideal career.

To book YOUR place at one of our fantastic, sought-after sessions, please contact Deborah Welch at to arrange a suitable time and date.

JUST £25 (includes a post-interview, personalised action and development plan)

Our coaching is delivered by Deborah Welch. Deborah is a former music teacher with 25 years’ experience in formal and informal settings across the music education sector. She is an experienced mentor, a qualified Advice and Guidance Advisor and regularly delivers 1:1 career advice. She is also a GCSE and A Level  music examiner.

Yorkshire Youth and Music is a community music education company working across the whole of Yorkshire. We provide music projects for children and young people and train the adults who work with these young people across the Yorkshire region. We are Youth Music’s Musical Inclusion grant-holders for West and South Yorkshire.

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