Teacher Training INSET

Susan has been working with teachers since 2001, delivering training courses for qualified teachers, both on training days and working alongside them in their classrooms; for Local Authorities; for the charity Youth Music; and for the Government’s Sing Up programme.

She also runs specialist singing training for Initial teacher training providers.

Higher Education

Susan teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music, on the pedagogy course of the School of Vocal & Operatic studies. She delivers training for Initial Teacher Training providers, focussing on singing in the classroom and vocal health for teachers. She also teaches on the music performance course at the University of Leeds.

Other HE institutions with whom she has worked

"Susan has been running workshops with our trainee teachers at NTU for the last six years. The sessions are always energetic, fun and full of new ideas. Susan's approach is inclusive and engaging, leaving even the most inexperienced singers feeling confident and prepared for the classroom."

Dr Tony Harris
Senior Lecturer in Music Education Strand Leader,
PGCE Secondary Music
Nottingham Trent University  
Early Years
"All was enlightening and enjoyable…"

"This course has really helped me in learning how to use my voice and body…

" "Brilliant, inspiring ideas and suggestions…"

"Very clear and confident trainer, made the course fun and interesting throughout."

" ….knowledgeable trainer who obviously loves the subject"

"…lots of good ideas and useful resource materials"

" [I learned]…how to achieve the Early Learning Goals through a variety of [musical] activities"

EYFS team Tameside M.B.C


Primary years

Lots of great ideas for singing and music warm-ups"
TMBC Primary INSET

"[Susan provided]...a great range of songs, advice and information"
"Susan's enthusiasm got us all involved and ready to try it in our schools"
"….a great atmosphere!"
Singing for Key Stage 1 INSET