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Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook 

Certificate for Music Educators Guidebook

Are you enrolled in the Certificate for Music Educators Course? Are you puzzled by the amount of independent learning and research time you are being asked to put in to complete the course assignment tasks? Are you finding it hard to balance the CME course with your current life demands and professional commitments?

If this is your case, this book will prove helpful as it contains overviews of the CME relevant content, backed up by relevant recent research. Access to this book can speed up your write up of assignments considerably as the content is laid out sequentially and aligned with the course learning outcomes. 


This book, written by Dr Lilian Simones, Director of the Certificate for Music Educators Course at Enact Music, is focused on the learning outcomes of the Certificate for Music Educators in the UK, accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), and validated by Trinity College London (TCL) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

Through reflective questions, readers become acquainted with research findings relevant to teaching children and explore ways for enacting best teaching practice in day-to-day teaching. It offers strong foundations in teaching music in contemporary diverse settings, in both instrumental and vocal teaching; early years, primary and secondary schools and community-based contexts.

This book is directly aligned with the CME Level 4 course modules, units and areas of study and its desired learning outcomes. It is a key companion for students enrolled in a validated centre, as well as the teachers and mentors involved in the design and delivery of the CME.

The online resources that complement this book so far the only book in the market for Music Teachers completing the Certificate for Music Educators Level 4, either through the Trinity College London route or following the ABRSM option, are accessible through using a password provided in the book. Both the Book and resources combined will make your life as a CME student easier and highly rewardable, ensuring you get the most out of this course in whatever UK centre you have registered as a CME learner.   The online resources include, among others: 

  • Approaches for optimising learning in music teaching for learners with specific learning difficulties.

  • A list of websites and software apps helpful for music teachers to explore.

  • A list of some exciting and innovative initiatives on community music.

  • A template for partnership planning.

  • A list of professional musical associations, journals, magazines and publications relevant to music teachers and educators

Book Reviews

"[This book] offers a compendium on the practicalities of teaching in contemporary diverse settings including studio, school and community, all in a single volume. This is a strong book with little competition that fills a gap in the market."

Professor Oscar Odena, School of Education, University of Glasgow, UK

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