We are passionate about building, strengthening and developing the music in your school.
Our 2018 Conference for Music Teachers will be at Eton College from 18-20th May. Please join us.

The MMA Conference is a widely respected annual gathering of professionals in music education with a comprehensive and diverse programme of some of the best speakers in the UK. Hosted by an MMA member school, the atmosphere is always friendly but professional on a weekend where contacts are made, ideas are nurtured and horizons expanded.

The choice of sessions is always comprehensive (over 26) with tailored wisdom for all areas of teaching in a school music department, from music administrators and instrumental teachers to classroom and heads of department. The Conference includes all meals and refreshments including the Conference (black tie) Dinner with entertainment. The conference trade fair is always a lively hub of activity with some thirty corporate members giving in-depth advice and showcasing the latest instruments, products and scores.

However, networking is one of the key reasons that members attend and the opportunity to share good practice and ideas with colleagues from a wide range of schools, organisations and corporates is invaluable.

MMA Music Teaching

Choose from 26 practical sessions that will fuel your creativity, develop key skills and explore technologies. Engage in forums that will highlight up to the minute policy. Create vital connections and share experiences with over 100 other teachers and gain knowledge on career development from Heads of Department.

Early bird booking discount is available until March 1st – Don’t miss out.
Full weekend tickets start at £165.

2018 Speakers including:

  • Will Gompertz
  • Tony Little
  • Tenebrae
  • Joanna MacGregor
  • Nigel Short
  • Hannah V
  • Miranda Francis

2018 Sessions including:

  • Practical tips on using music technology
  • Vocal health for children
  • The Tenebrae Effect
  • Teaching harmony with style!
  • Samba for Schools
  • GCSE and A-level Composition
  • Stepping up to Head of Department

Our Conference also includes:

Networking with plenty of time to meet teachers and corporate members

Trade Fair with over thirty of our corporate members and plenty of time to browse and seek in-depth advice

Drinks Reception

Conference (Black Tie) Dinner with entertainment

Prize Draw with many valuable prizes


Conference Dinner sponsored by ACFEA
Specialist Concert Tour Provider

When it comes to arranging concert tours for amateur choirs, bands and orchestras, ACFEA Tour Consultants has over 60 years of experience (more than any other tour company) which means you are unlikely to find a better partner when planning your music tour.

As a newly-appointed Director of Music, the MMA Conference was absolutely inspiring. There was a wide variety of appealing, organized sessions and a comprehensive trade fair.

Sarah Geering
Director of Music, Sutton Valence Prep School

Last year I attended for the first time and was very impressed by both the location and the event itself. As someone who is looking towards becoming a Director of Music in a few years time I found Mr Forbes really inspiring.

Peter Williams
Rydal Penrhos Preparatory School

The MMA Conference was excellent! A really useful weekend with interesting and informative workshops sessions. I really enjoyed the Gospel workshop with Ken Burton who had us literally dancing in the aisles.

John Padley
Director of Music, Queen Anne's School, Caversham

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