Music Teacher of the Year 2013

Classic FM’s Music Teacher of the Year Awards are back for 2013! This is your chance once again to recognize and reward the nation’s most inspirational music teachers.

Do you know of a music teacher who makes lessons truly exciting? Somebody who works all the hours for his or her students?

Classic FM has teamed up with Yamaha, Avid and the Musicians’ Union to give you the opportunity to reward a special music teacher who has made the greatest difference to the musical life of their students. Now in its 15th year, the prestigious Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year Awards recognize and reward those teachers who have made a real difference to the musical life of young people.

As well as recognizing primary and secondary school music teachers, the awards also pay tribute to peripatetic and private music teachers, and those who work with children with special needs. And for those who have made music teaching their life’s work, there’s an award for Lifetime Achievement.

The six winning teachers of these awards will each receive thousands of pounds worth of musical equipment from Yamaha and Avid software for themselves, their schools or music services. They will also receive an invitation to visit Yamaha’s UK base in Milton Keynes to take part in an inspirational music education event.

The awards will be presented at the Music for Youth Schools Prom over three nights at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 11–13 November 2013.  To find out more about the Schools Prom, three remarkable concerts showcasing a new generation of musical talent, click here. 

How to nominate

To nominate a teacher for the Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year awards please download, print and complete the relevant application form from one of the categories listed below:

Full terms and conditions are displayed on page three of the entry form.

Please post your completed form by Friday 11th October to:

Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year,
Classic FM,
30 Leicester Square,

The deadline for nominations is 6pm on Friday 11th October 2013.

Register your interest

If you would like to register your interest in Classic FM's Music Teacher of the Year Awards please fill in the form below and we at Classic FM will contact you with further information.

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