Code of practice

Be well prepared and organised
  • I can show that i have the specialist knowledge, skills and attitudes I need to work effectively and that I am Committed to filling any gaps in my knowledge.
  • I agree with students the reason for the work to be done and the desired outcomes.
  • I know enough about the setting I am working in and it's participants to ensure the success of the activity.
  • I turn up in time for work.
  • I keep in good communication with students.
  • I keep up to date with all relevant paperwork, such as course planning documents and learning resources.
Be safe and responsible
  • I am committed to ensuring the safety of children and vulnerable adults in my care.
  • I ensure that risk assessments are carried out on my sessions and I manage risks accordingly.
  • I can show students references for work already carried out.
  • I charge approriately for my services to reflect the extent and quality of the work that I do and the continuing professional development I undertake.

Prepare for and reflect on my work

  • I am clear and realistic about the extent of my skills in relation to the work I'm doing.
  • I discuss with contractors and settings the work to be done and agree it's aims
  • I know how I will be able to provide quality music making experiences for the participant(s) in each session.
  • I reflect on my sessions after i have carried them out, actively learning lessons for improved performances in the future. 

Have appropriate musical skills

  • i have an appropriate range of  musical skills for the participants, settings and sessions I offer to work in.
  • I ave sufficient expertise on my instrument.
  • I can demonstrate musical flexibility, versatility, creativity and improvisation ability.
  • I have appropriate musical resources to be able to adapt and react to changing circumstance during work.

Work well with people

  • I value my participants and treat them with respect.
  • I am empathetic and sensitive to both group and individual dynamics. I can motivate and inspire my participants.
  • I lead high quality, enjoyable, worthwhile music experiences with my participant(s).
  • I am friendly, approachable in my manner.


Be committed to my own professional development