Professional Development Training for Musicians with Music Network

Music Network have announced three new online series of Taking Charge of Your Performance Career, the professional development training programme for professional musicians, focusing on making music with children, delving into the creative process and developing essential skills. Taking Charge of Your Performance Career 2022 is just one of the ways Music Network supports musicians throughout the year.

The first series, Making Music Accessible for Children with Special Educational Needs takes place on Saturday, 22nd and Saturday, 29th October 2022. Delivered by Dr. Denise White, a leading expert in music education and intellectual disability, this series of four Zoom workshops will provide professional musicians with the tools to inspire children through music, exploring new, creative and fully inclusive approaches. 
Dr. Denise White FRSA is a multi-award-winning special needs and music educator with 30 years’ experience in early years, primary, post-primary, special educational needs, and further and higher education. She is known for her innovative and creative teaching methods and is the founder of the scientifically proven music invention “Conductology” – a universal gesture system for real-time music-making.

Tickets: €20 per workshop or €60 for all four workshops; places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis. Tickets and more information can be found here.

Further Professional Development Courses:
Later this year, Music Network will present two further professional development courses, offering musicians the opportunity to engage with leading performers and industry experts. A summary of what’s in store is outlined below with additional information due to be announced shortly.

From Monday, 14 November to Tuesday, 29 November 2022, Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Inside the Creative Process will consist of 6 Zoom sessions delivered by NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman, conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan, and award-winning bluegrass musician Béla Fleck

Tickets: €25 for 2 sessions; places are limited and are offered on a first come first served basis.

From Monday, 12 December to Wednesday, 14 December 2022, Taking Charge of Your Performance Career: Developing Essential Skills will be delivered by violinist Tasmin Little, senior arts manager Eibhlín Gleeson and stage director John Ramster. This free three-part Zoom series will focus on the critical areas of developing resilience, perfecting your networking skills and improving stage presence and communication.

Tickets: free but registration required. Visit for more information.