Music to our SoundWaves Network Ears!

20 September 2018

Success to the First Cohort of Qualified Early Childhood Music Educators

As the new ground-breaking Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood reaches the end of its first year, there is much to celebrate here at Take Art, as our own South West SoundWaves Network students Liv McLennan and Georgia Bourne successfully pass with flying colours.

The Certificate for Music Educators (CME): Early Childhood is being run by MERYC-England and Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC). The course is a nationally recognised qualification validated by Trinity College London.

The aim of the qualification is to raise the skill levels of the Early Years music workforce across the UK.

Professor Chris Pascal (Director Centre Research for Early Childhood) and Gary Spruce (Trinity College London) both paid tribute to the five mentors of this course: Nicola Burke, Zoe Greenhalgh, Alison Harmer, Dr Susan Young and Take Art’s very own Jane Parker, who is the project leader for The SoundWaves Network. 

Over the last year Jane Parker has been mentoring Liv and Georgia, as part of The SoundWaves Network programme.  

“Students are very well-supported by highly-skilled and very experienced staff who have national and international reputations in the field of early years education.” - Gary Spruce  

"The mentoring in this course is of the highest standard with excellent results. I believe all involved should be congratulated on creating and delivering an outstanding course which will make a significant contribution to enhancing the quality of music education for young children.” - Proff Chris Pascal  

Liv and Georgia also spoke highly of the course:    

“I highly recommend this course to anyone working in, or considering working in, Early Childhood Music Education. It really will enhance how - and why - you work the way you do." - Liv McLennan

“I am so excited about the work opportunities that have now opened up and this is all thanks to doing this fantastic course.” - Georgia Bourne

For further information on this course and how to get involved - click here

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