Music Teachers Choir

A choir for anyone teaching or leading music.

WHO WE ARE

The Music Teachers Choir is an inclusive community of Music Teachers and Leaders united by their passion for music, led by Adam Saunders and Leanne Sedin.We strive to provide a fun, supportive and collaborative environment where individuals can invest in their musical abilities, connect with a network of other musicians, and participate in incredible performance opportunities!

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SING TOGETHER

Invest in yourself and sing amazing music with fellow musicians. Have a great time, and get inspired for your own teaching along the way!

Join a Community

Meet and connect with other like-minded teachers in your part of the UK, creating great music together with a fast-growing community of music educators.

Perform Live

Work together towards exciting performance opportunities in cool music venues, accompanied by a live band. There will be plenty of socials too!

We get it...

As music teachers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to create the right balance between teaching music and being a musician yourself.

We know it can be tricky to find the time to be part of a regular choir, especially with a demanding teaching schedule.

We know that being music teacher can sometimes feel isolating, and you desire to meet and connect with others for support and solidarity.

That's why we've created the Music Teachers Choir... to give you space to be a musician first and foremost, amongst other like-minded music educators, with a rehearsal set-up suited to your needs.

Leanne Sedin
Choir Leader

Leanne leads singing and songwriting projects in schools and communities across the UK, and has worked with ENO Engage, Southbank Centre and Spitalfields Music. She runs her own choir Sing Tower Hamlets, MDs for London Contemporary Voices, and leads the NHS choir ELFTin1Voice.As a singer she’s performed with Tom Odell, Imogen Heap, and Laura Mvula, and her original music has featured on BBC Radio 3, at Southwark Playhouse, and online for The Other Palace.She trained in Innovative Choir Directing at Denmark’s RAMA Vocal Centre.

Adam Saunders
Choir Leader

Adam has designed and led projects with some of the country's leading organisations including the National Youth Orchestra, the Southbank Centre and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As a composer, his music has been performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Tower of London and on all major TV networks.He has curated and conducted choirs across the UK, including Croydon Voices, BUPA Head Office and Sing Clapham.He regularly delivers CPD for music teachers and choir leaders across the UK and worldwide.

Where is this happening?

Central London

We would like as many people as possible to take part in the Music Teachers Choir - initially rehearsals will take place in London. Further down the line we plan to expand to other UK cities.

Got more questions? Check out our FAQs.

What are you waiting for?

Join our mailing to be notified as soon as dates are released, and to find out about upcoming sessions in London other UK cities.


Got any questions? 🤔

FAQs

When Did The CHOIR LAUNCH?

The first sessions were held in Autumn 2023. We had such a fantastic time!Join our mailing list to know as soon as other rehearsal dates go live.


Where does the choir rehearse?

The choir rehearses in various locations within Central London. In the past we have rehearsed at Toynbee Studios (Aldgagte) and St Pancras Church House.


How often do sessions run?

Sessions run monthly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.


How much does membership cost?

Each three-hour session is £30.If you'd like to join us but the cost of membership is beyond your means - please do reach out to us as we have several fully-funded and part-funded places available. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Is this the right choir for me?

The Music Teachers Choir is for anyone who teaches or leads others in a musical setting.Perhaps you're an instrumental teacher, a music workshop leader, or a Head of Music. Maybe you teach primary music as a non-specialist or lead singing sessions in retirement homes. You might be a choir director, a community musician, or work for a Music Hub.If you feel like you teach or lead music in ANY WAY - this is the choir for you!


I've Never sung in a choir, can i still join?

Absolutely!! 😊 We want this choir to be open to everyone. The choir is non-auditioned and if you have never sung in a choir before - here's your chance!


How will we learn?

For the most part, we will learn by ear . There will be some pieces we learn with sheet music and/or lyric sheets.


What Kind of music will we sing?

We plan to sing a diverse range of music encompassing lots of different styles and genres.


I Still have questions!

You can contact us by sending us a message - we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have!



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Privacy Policy

Last Updated 12th August 2023.

This is the privacy policy of the Music Teachers Choir (also referred to as MTC). If you should not find the information you require, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries by emailing us at hello@musicteacherschoir.com.

We keep our privacy notice under regular review.

How We Use Your Information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when the Music Teachers Choir collects your personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • People who visit our website

  • People who make a purchase via our website

  • People who email us

  • People who attend events we organise

  • People who sign up for our waiting/mailing list

  • People who are members of our choir

This privacy notice does not apply to businesses or organisations.Under the General Data Protection Regulation, individuals have the right to make a request for information, rectification, erasure, restriction, transfer, and/or object to the processing of their data. If this concerns you, please see more information about your rights and how to use them below.

People who visit our website

We use a third-party service, Carrd, to host our website - www.musicteacherschoir.comCarrd uses cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimise users’ browsing experience. You can read more about how Carrd uses cookies in their Privacy Policy.This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

People who make a purchase through our website

We use Stripe to collect payments. Stripe's privacy policy can be found here.We only collect personal data that is necessary for processing your order. We will keep data for up to 24 months after the date of purchase in order to address any supply issues.
We may email you with messages about your order or account activity. For example, we may email you to tell you that you have made a purchase. It’s not possible to unsubscribe from these messages.
We share your contact information with MailerLite, our email software, so they can send these emails to you on our behalf.

People who email us

We use a third party provider, Gmail, for our email services. You can find more information about their privacy policy and systems here.We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software.

People who attend events we organise

MTC offers certain services to the public, such as performances.
Sometimes we use an external provider to sell tickets to these events (such as Brown Paper Tickets). When using a third-party provider like this, please consult their privacy policy.
Sometimes we may organise something ourselves. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have signed up to attend a ‘choir event’ to contact them to find out how they found the event, or to suggest other choir events they might enjoy.It will not be disclosed, shared for any other purpose, or shared with any other third-party organisations. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time by emailing hello@musicteacherschoir.com.

People who sign up for our waiting/mailing list

We use Google Drive and MailerLite to save lists of people interested in joining MTC. These lists are password protected and can only be accessed by Directors of MTC.Given that our waiting/mailing list is very long, details will be held for a number of years. We store your email address, name, and the date which you joined the waiting list.

People who are regular members of MTC

We use Google Drive and MailerLite to store data about the people who are in our membership.In Google Drive, we store these people’s email addresses and phone numbers, which people have consented to provide us. We may circulate these to others in the choir, but only with people’s prior permission.We use Google Forms to collect data on our choir members’ demographics. This data is downloaded from Google Forms, anonymised and analysed, then kept securely in our Google Drive to inform strategic decision making.We never share our members’ personal details with other organisations.

ACCESS TO YOUR DATA

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, individuals have the right to make a request for information, rectification, erasure, restriction, transfer, and/or object to the processing of their data. Find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.A request for any of the above can be done verbally or in writing by emailing hello@musicteacherschoir.com.In order to fulfil the request we must be able to verify your identity and may ask for further details about you and your contact with MTC. We will respond to a request within one calendar month of receiving it, free of charge. However, if the request is complex or there are numerous requests we may extend this deadline by a further two months and/or charge a fee, we will notify you if this is the case and explain why.

Complaints or queries

MTC aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information.For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously.We encourage people to bring it to our attention by emailing us at hello@musicteacherschoir.com, if it is considered that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading, or inappropriate.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Last Updated: 6th September 2023

These are the Terms and Conditions of the Music Teachers Choir (also referred to as MTC). If you should not find the information you require, please get in touch if you have any questions or queries by emailing us at hello@musicteacherschoir.com.

By attending a rehearsal, or by making payment, you (the “Member”) are confirming that you have read and agreed to the following Terms and Conditions.

We keep our Terms and Conditions under regular review.

Membership & Billing

The Music Teachers Choir is an adult group, so members must be over the age of 18.A member of MTC is classed as anyone who attends an MTC rehearsal on a one-off or regular basis.Payment is taken in advance of each rehearsal or performance project via Stripe. The member must ensure sufficient funds are available for the withdrawal. Any failed payments due to insufficient funds, card expiry, or any other reasons need to be rectified prior to the rehearsal or commencement of the project.Tickets are non-transferable and if a member does not attend the rehearsal or performance project, for any reason, MTC cannot offer a refund of these payments.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of MTC members is of paramount importance. While the venue for each MTC event or perfromance is risk assessed, it is the responsibility of every member to act responsibly and not risk the health and safety of themselves and/or others.It is the responsibility of the member to make MTC aware of any relevant health issues that may hinder their performance at rehearsals and events. Please email hello@musicteacherschoir.com - the information provided will be kept strictly confidential.In the interest of all members' health and safety, if you are unwell we recommend staying home for that session.MTC is not responsible for the loss or damage of the personal effects of members during rehearsals, performances or social events. Members are responsible for their own property and well-being whilst attending rehearsals and events.

CANCELLATION

If an MTC rehearsal, event or performance is cancelled or delayed in starting due to extreme weather conditions and/or any other circumstances out of our control, the fee for the rehearsal or event is not refundable. MTC reserves the right to cancel rehearsals at any time, although, this will try to be avoided at all costs.If a situation arises where the Choir Leader or rehearsal venue is unavailable - MTC will endeavour to reschedule the session or offer an alternative (either in person or online), however, this may not be possible.
MTC aim to avoid disruption to the rehearsal and event schedule as much as possible.

Code of Conduct

MTC aims to create a safe, inclusive and positive environment for all. Punctual attendance at rehearsals and events is encouraged. Members should respect all fellow members, their Choir Leader and any other staff engaged by MTC.Any behaviour deemed inappropriate, such as bullying, harassment, or discrimination whether written or verbal towards other Choir members, the Choir Leader, members of the public or anyone else associated with MTC will lead to that member being asked to leave MTC. No refund will be given under these circumstances.MTC cannot be held financially responsible for injury or damage caused by a member’s misconduct or inappropriate behaviour.

Accessibility

The Music Teachers Choir does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality or disability or any other “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010. Every effort will be made by MTC to ensure that rehearsal and performance venues are fully accessible.If members need to attend rehearsals with a carer - the carer is welcome to join for any rehearsal and will be given membership for free. Carers will be entirely responsible for the individual’s well-being and care through the rehearsal.If members have any accessibility requirements please email hello@musicteacherschoir.com before attending.

People who attend events we organise

By joining MTC, members are consenting to, photographs and/or video footage being used of performances, rehearsals and social events for marketing and promotional purposes.

General Information

Please note MTC reserves the right to update these Terms and Conditions at any time, without notice.


GET IN TOUCH

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Music Teachers Choir

LONDON

In 2024, the Music Teachers Choir will be returning with three sessions to kick off the New Year!

Saturday 24th FEbruary 2024
SATURDAy 16th mARCH 2024

2pm - 5pm
St Pancras Church House, Lancing Street, NW1 1NA.

£30 per session


These will be fun, exciting and practical sessions, where you can just relax and enjoy making music. You’ll get to stretch your musical muscles and meet other like-minded educators from across London and the surrounding areas. Light refreshments and hot drinks 🥳 will be provided.

These are standalone sessions, meaning that you can attend any session and there will be new material for you to learn.

The secure processing of payments is facilitated via Stripe. Payment must be made in advance of the session, and please note that purchases are non-refundable.If you would like to join us but the cost of attending is beyond your means - please do reach out to us as we have several part-funded places available. Please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing us - hello@musicteacherschoir.com

LOCATION:
ST PANCRAS CHURCH HOUSE

St Pancras Church House is in Lancing Street on the east side of Euston Station. For a Google Maps link click here.Euston is the obvious choice if you’re looking to travel by train or tube (National Rail/Victoria Line/Northern Line). It's also a short walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras.

Meet your leaders 👇

Leanne Sedin
Choir Leader

Leanne leads singing and songwriting projects in schools and communities across the UK, and has worked with ENO Engage, Southbank Centre and Spitalfields Music. She runs her own choir Sing Tower Hamlets, MDs for London Contemporary Voices, and leads the NHS choir ELFTin1Voice.As a singer she’s performed with Tom Odell, Imogen Heap, and Laura Mvula, and her original music has featured on BBC Radio 3, at Southwark Playhouse, and online for The Other Palace.She trained in Innovative Choir Directing at Denmark’s RAMA Vocal Centre.

Adam Saunders
Choir Leader

Adam has designed and led projects with some of the country's leading organisations including the National Youth Orchestra, the Southbank Centre and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. As a composer, his music has been performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Tower of London and on all major TV networks.He has curated and conducted choirs across the UK, including Croydon Voices, BUPA Head Office and Sing Clapham.He regularly delivers CPD for music teachers and choir leaders across the UK and worldwide.


We Can't Wait to Sing with You!

The secure processing of payments is facilitated via Stripe. Payment must be made in advance of the session, and please note that purchases are non-refundable.
If you would like to join us but the cost of attending is beyond your means - please do reach out to us as we have several part-funded places available. Please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing us - hello@musicteacherschoir.com


London too far?

Longer term, we plan to expand to other cities in the UK.
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Payment Successful! 🥳

We can't wait to sing with you!

Please check your inbox for a confirmation email.When you arrive for the session, simply give your name to the person on the door.If you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch hello@musicteacherschoir.com

Coming Soon! ⏳

Details of our rehearsal dates will be released very soon. Stay tuned!Click here to join our mailing list to be the first to know when dates go live.

Music Teachers Choir

MANCHESTER

POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances we have made the decision to postpone this session until the new year. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused with planning around this date.We will be issuing refunds via Stripe - these should all be completed in the next few days.We’re disappointed about having to put this session on hold but we are looking at alternative dates for 2024 and will be sharing these soon - we very much look forward to meeting all you brilliant music teachers and leaders in and around Manchester before long!

Music Teachers Choir

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London
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Music Teachers Choir

LONDON

SATURDAY 24th
FEBRUARY 2024
£30 per person

SATURDAY 16th
MARCH 2024
£30 per person