Music Network provides support for Irish and Ireland based musicians through professional development courses as follows: Making Overtures, Continuing Professional Development and the EU Healthcare Project

Making Overtures

Making Overtures is a professional development course that focuses on two key, non-artistic aspects of a successful career in music: self-promotion and self-management. The course is delivered by Irish and international experienced professionals addressing a range of areas including media, marketing, finance & taxations as well as local, national and international supports.


Music Network Continuing Professional Development Training Programme

Since 2000, Music Network has been offering the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Training Programme. The programme provides professional musicians and composers with the opportunity to learn and develop skills in workshop facilitation. Elaine Agnew, composer and leading music faciiltator, is the Artistic Advisor and Lead Facilitator to the programme. The programme focuses on two key areas of musicianship: improvisation and vocal skills and how these key skills can be adapted to deliver a high-quality, interactive, fun musical experiences in a range of community settings including:

•             schools,

•             youth groups,

•             healthcare settings

•             very young children (from 18 months)

The programme also offers insights into best practice approaches and supports and funding available to for this work.


EU Healthcare Project

In 2008, Musique et Santé (France); Royal Northern College of Music (UK), the Academy of Music, Krakow (Poland) and Music Network (Ireland) were awarded funding by the Leonardo da Vinci – Lifelong Learning Fund of the European Union to initiate a pilot European Music in Healthcare Setting Training Programme.

Four Irish Musicians were selected to join twelve other musicians from France, the UK and Poland in this Programme.  The Programme was delivered in a series of 5 course weeks hosted by each of the partner countries between October 2009 and May 2010.

If you would like more information on Music Network’s work in healthcare settings in Ireland, please see the Publications section of this website.

We are no longer seeking applications for this Programme, however if you would like to know more about the European Music in Healthcare Settings Training Programme, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).