Learn how to get creative with your pupils using the new Ten Pieces repertoire at a free CPD Day.

Taking place at the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios on Friday 1 December 2017, 10.30am-5pm, the day is designed for primary school music teachers and specialists and will be led by experienced practitioners and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Activities will include learning how to create music using the Ten Pieces resources and getting tips for conducting and performing the arrangements.

For those interested in attending the CPD Day on Friday 1st December please email tenpieces@bbc.co.uk with the following information: (deadline 4pm on Wednesday 1 November)

  • Name: 
  • School/organisation:
  • School/organisation address: 
  • Role (e.g. Yr 3 teacher, Music Co-ordinator, Instrumental teacher):
  • How are you currently using Ten Pieces and what do you hope to get from this CPD? (max 200 words): 

All those who register interest will know by Friday 3 November whether or not they have a place on the CPD Day. Support for travel costs may be able to be provided on a case by case basis.


The day will be in two parts:

  • Part 1: Learn how to create new music with KS2/P5-P7 pupils using the free Ten Pieces resources
  •  Part 2: Get tips and tricks for conducting and performing the Ten Pieces arrangements with young players and ensembles

The day will include lots of time for discussion, opportunities to ask questions and most importantly swap ideas. The CPD day will be run by musician from the BBC Symphony Orchestra together with music leader Lincoln Abbotts and conductor Patrick Bailey. Find out more here.

Those attending the CPD Day on the 1 December are invited to observe or participate in a creative workshops being run by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on the 2 December at Maida Vale to see the ideas and techniques you will have learnt about in action. This is an invitation and is not compulsory. This day will involve the whole Orchestra and will be a unique opportunity to get an insight into the workshop and rehearsal process.

This is a pilot workshop – further CPD days may be run in other parts of the UK later in the academic year.