The Tri-borough Early Years Music Consortium (TBEYMC) was initiated by the Tri-borough Music Hub in 2015 and consists of 17 partner organisations, all invested in, and committed to supporting and developing EY music practice and provision. The Tri-Music Together (TMT) project was created by the consortium and with funding from Youth Music, we were able to offer a range of CPD opportunities for EY educators and musicians across the Tri-borough area; Hammersmith and Fulham; Kensington and Chelsea; Westminster. Phase 1 of the project, (2016-18) saw us engage with and support 148 musicians, 249 EY educators, and 120 EY settings. We were able to bring together 2 sectors to learn together, and from each other. You can read the Phase 1 Evaluation report here.
Musical Development Matters (MDM) in the EY, a guidance document published in September 2018 forms part of the legacy of the TMT project. Printed copies are available to purchase, or you can download a copy for free here. MDM has been downloaded 17,000 times and is being well received nationally and internationally – even as far afield as Australia!
Within the current phase of the TMT project (2019-22) we are continuing to offer CPD opportunities for EY educators and musicians both within and outside of the Tri-borough area; continuing to advocate for quality EY music education; looking at and reflecting on each of the TBEYMC partner’s EY programmes, and we are strategically supporting Music Education Hubs in England to develop their EY music provision.
We are continuing to support Music Education Hubs on their journey in developing their EY music provision through our support programme and the creation of a toolkit (freely available from Spring 2020).
The TMT CPD opportunities in the autumn term will be:
See Tri-Music Together Training for more details