Become part of a community. Gain a heightened sense of accomplishment. Become a member of a qualified peer group and enhance your sense of belonging. Achieve your potential and help others achieve their potential. Create resources for others to use.


These are just some of the benefits of working towards a professional diploma in teaching music.

Find your voice and inspire others to find theirs

Stephen Covey

What you do for yourself dies with you when you leave this world, what you do for others lives on forever


Sir Ken Robinson

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires


William Ward

Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions




Teachers help others realise their goals and ambitions. Paul and the teams at MLC Group have produced several university level teaching courses that are comprehensive, practical and industry-relevant. The qualifications are designed to equip you for peripatetic and private instrumental teaching. Focusing on teaching from a hands-on perspective, the courses use practical demonstrations and cover academic and sector-specific knowledge.


The courses equip you to provide evidence that you can plan and deliver programmes of instrumental/vocal teaching appropriate to individuals and small groups from beginners to advanced players/singers. You will learn how to evaluate your own effectiveness as a teacher together with responsibility for the learning environment. 


Based on a combination of documented experience, personal research, critical reflection and live demonstration of your skills, you will demonstrate that you can promote musical and technical development for individuals or small groups across a wide spread of attainment and prior experience, with full awareness of the values and principles that underpin the profession.

The Challenge

Every one of us is different. Every year thousands of people graduate from university - all of them qualified and eager to enter into the economy. Some creative people tend to shy away from formal education, choosing to develop their skills and reputation as practising professionals. However, the Department for Education predicts that ‘based on recent trends, the qualification profile of employment will continue to see a shift towards more people holding more high-level qualifications’. In particular by 2027, around 55.2% of people in employment are expected to be qualified at level 4 and above, whilst the proportion of people with level 1 or no formal qualifications at all is expected to fall to 10.6%.’


As the current climate clearly illustrates, there may well be greater need for all of us to become more diverse in the future. This may result in the need for people to develop portfolio careers. These courses have been designed specifically to help you achieve your career aspirations.


By having a globally recognised awarding body recognise you as an Associate or Licentiate of their learned institution, you take another step forward with greater self-esteem, respect amongst your peers and an enhanced CV - all of which will help you fulfill your personal and professional goals.

The Benefits

The benefits of attaining a teaching diploma are far and wide. Human beings are not standard. Nor should their education be. Many people subscribe to the notion that having found your element – that thing that drives us – we should never stop doing it. Teaching the art form that you are clearly passionate about is a natural progression in your continued professional development.


By demonstrating your continuing commitment to both your instrument and to the sector of music education, a diploma in music teaching serves as a strong message to your students. Regardless of whether your students are hobbyists or aspiring professional musicians/teachers, attaining a professional diploma will help you stand out from the crowd and non-regulated space of private music teaching.


A diploma in music teaching also demonstrates that you have the ability and commitment to finish something that you have started together with having developed an understanding of health and safety, best practice, current UK legislation, planning and delivery. All of these attributes are attractive to employers and peers alike. They are skills that transpose easily to many other aspects of your professional and personal life.


Once you have achieved a successful outcome and depending upon the pathway you choose, your teaching diploma could be used as a progressive step towards obtaining your Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS). It will also be of value for those wishing to operate their own practice as a private music teacher.

Why Choose MLC

The team at MLC have years of experience as musicians, teachers, examiners and lecturers. Indeed, Paul himself is a Licentiate of both RSL Awards and Trinity College London. As a Music Examiner for Rockschool – a role that sees him assess the progress of musicians of all ages and abilities throughout the world - Paul is an active member of the diploma examiner pool. This role sees him both mark diploma submissions from across the world together with contributing to the published guidance offered by RSL Awards - all of which is publicly available.

Furthermore, Paul is an Arts Award Adviser for Trinity College London, supporting and assessing young people through Arts Award Bronze, Silver and Gold courses. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

Click here to find out more about more about the teams at MLC Group.

Paul Hose – CEO of MLC Group – has successfully delivered these diplomas since 2016 to students in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand, Russia and Dubai. MLC launched its new suite of university level diplomas in September 2020 and in September 2021 plans to establish a new diploma delivery team. Unleash your potential today! To arrange a video tour of our LMS please get in touch via the contact page.


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