Dr Elizabeth Stafford
Director & CME Programme Leader
“Finally I’ve met a music course trainer who really understands how to link all the different aspects of music together and how to break it down following the new national curriculum.”
“The best aspect of the course was the integrity of the delivery – honest, realistic and yet backed up by research and excellent and up-to-date familiarity. The fact that Liz had a background from many different camps really helped.”
“Liz had a very up to date knowledge of education and was obviously a very experienced musician. She was able to meet the different needs of all the participants in the room who came from very different starting points!”
MES is led by nationally-recognised music education expert Elizabeth Stafford. Elizabeth has over two decades’ experience as a Primary Music Teacher in numerous school & music service settings. Previously North West Area Leader for the KS2 Music CPD Programme (the government’s national CPD programme for music teachers involved in the Wider Opportunities scheme), she has held mentoring roles with Trinity College London, The Open University and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and has achieved Mentor Certification from The Open University. Elizabeth has acted as training consultant to numerous Music Services and Music Education Hubs, and has developed interactive online training materials for SoundEd (The Open University and Trinity College London) and Music Tracks (Trinity College London). She has written articles for the National Association of Music Educators, Music Mark, the Music Masters and Mistresses Association and Teach Primary. She is Editor of Primary Music Magazine, Programme Leader for the Level 4 Certificate for Music Educators at Music Education Solutions, Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies (Music Tuition) at Leeds College of Music and music adjudicator for The British and International Federation of Festivals.