12 Hours at Trinity Laban

As a music student at Trinity Laban, every day is ripe with possibility. Our home at King Charles Court in Greenwich provides countless opportunities to create, explore and experience life as musician in London.

08.30 – Wake up with a walk along the Thames…

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McMillan student accommodation, located on Creek Road, is a 10 minute walk from the Faculty of Music. Why not take the riverside route to class and see how many London landmarks you can spot along the way?

08.40 – But first…coffee


Your day is likely to be busy, grab a hot drink and some delicious food from at our Barista and Baker on-site cafes to kick start your morning.

10.00 – Experience world class teaching…


Time to get down to business…start your day with a one-to-one lesson or attend a masterclass with a visiting industry expert.

12.30 – Explore the local area


The vibrant communities of Greenwich, New Cross and Deptford are some of the most creative and cultural areas of London. Make the most of your lunch break by checking out some our students’ favourite South East London hangouts.

14.00 – Get creative


Use the afternoon to get in the practice room and rehearse your next big idea. You could be rehearsing with Trinity Laban Opera, jamming in the Jazz Orchestra, refining your performance for the Gold Medal Competition or pushing boundaries in the Contemporary Music Group.  Find out more about music performance opportunities.

17.00 – Say hello to the Students’ Union

Throughout the year TLSU will be helping students set up societies, providing you with spaces to relax, and putting on great events. They are also here to represent your views, concerns and aspirations, and to answer any questions you may have – be they about welfare, academic issues or anything else.

19.30 – Work hard, play hard


As sun sets over the Old Royal Naval College, it’s time to relax and enjoy the range of performances happening at our venues. Why not experience Rude Health, an experimental festival of new music and innovative performances, or soak up the sounds of the 20th century with Trinity Laban String Ensemble at Blackheath Halls?

23.00 – Good night


We think that’s a pretty great way to spend your day. If you agree, make sure you’ve submitted your UCAS Conservatoires application.

If you haven’t, don’t worry there’s still time – the deadline is TUE 1 OCT. And if you need a little extra help writing that personal statement, check out our hints and tips.






10 Reasons to join The Teaching Musician Programme

The Teaching Musician is a postgraduate programme, designed to increase your skills as a professional musician working in music education. It’s for musicians working in the UK and internationally in any genre or educational setting: from instrumental and vocal teachers in schools to musicians working in community settings.

Discover 10 reasons why The Teaching Musician is the perfect programme for you:

  1. Continue to work as you learn

The Teaching Musician is designed to be completed alongside a busy portfolio career.

  1. Make connections


Build your professional network of fellow music educators from across the UK and beyond, and engage with Trinity Laban’s highly regarded Learning & Participation team, renowned for their outstanding work and support.

  1. It’s value for money

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Achieve the complete MA programme for less than £6,000 and spread the cost over 2-4 years depending on how intensely you would like to study.

  1. Receive world class tutoring

Gain support and mentoring from expert staff actively working in the music education sector and drawn from a variety of Higher Education Institutions.

  1. Learn at home and visit us in the holidays


Much of the programme is completed online with four trips to the spectacular Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London for face-to-face training weekends during school holidays.

  1. Research and reflect

Critically reflect on and develop your practice through engagement with current theory and research which can be built into your teaching straight away.

  1. Get back to the books

Our student services and library teams are always on hand to support you in getting back into higher education and academia.

  1. Boost your employability

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The Teaching Musician alumni have gained recognition for their work as educators through getting work published, delivering training at their music hubs and presenting research findings on the programme at conferences across the UK.

  1. Get out of your comfort zone

Through the Education Placement module, work in an unfamiliar education context to diversify your practice and learn new skills with support from a placement supervisor.

  1. Refresh your teaching practice

Learn new approaches and ideas and tap into current trends in the contemporary music education sector.

Applications for the incoming cohort starting February 2020 close on FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER 2019. For more information and details on how to apply please visit trinitylaban.ac.uk/theteachingmusician If you have any questions about the programme or application process after reading the information in the programme brochure and on our FAQs page, please contact us at admissions@trinitylaban.ac.uk.