The music education code of practice for music practitioners
Originally developed for and by the profession through MusicLeader and Sound Sense
The Music Education Code of Practice helps to ensure music practitioners provide high quality music making and learning experiences for the people they work with. The code does this by providing a set of quality statements concerning all aspects of music learning:
- Be well prepared and organised
- Be safe and responsible
- Have appropriate musical skills
- Work well with people
- Evaluate and reflect on the work
- Commit to professional development
By adopting the code, practitioners demonstrate their commitment to quality work. By using the code as a benchmark, employers and hirers of practitioners demonstrate their commitment to requiring high-quality practice of those who work for them.
Currently Sound Sense, Youth Music, the Music Manifesto, Musical Futures and the Federation of Music Services already recognise the Code of Practice, and the list is growing all the time.
Do you employ or hire community musicians and other music practitioners?
Then demand that they have adopted the Code of Practice - it’s your assurance that the musician is committed to providing a quality service.
Many of them will also be members of Sound Sense, their own professional association, and will carry their own public liability insurance. You can check someone’s membership details here.