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Welcome to the EIS Instrumental Music Teachers' online community

I would like to welcome you all, to our Instrumental Music Teachers' (IMTs) online community.

This is a new and exciting opportunity – a first for IMTs working and teaching in Scottish education. A resource, where we can meet to share ideas, ask questions and debate matters relating to instrumental music. This is our community and needs ‘you' for it to be a success!

Scottish education is changing and our role within in it must mirror that. Curriculum for Excellence is the most significant change in Scottish education for generations and firmly places instrumental music at its core:

"Confident individuals, Responsible citizens, Effective contributors, Successful learners."

The future is our responsibility - working together to ensure that instrumental music continues to deliver!

Mark Traynor

The Network
The IMT Network was established by the EIS to allow instrumental music teachers from all over Scotland to share experiences, discuss common difficulties and promote the work of Instrumental Music in the wider education community.

At present, the Network has representatives from 24 local associations, attending meetings in Moray Place 4 times per year.

The meetings are always lively and a broad range of opinions are shared and debated on many topics including CPD, GTCS registration and professional recognition.

The EIS has raised the profile of Instrumental Music in Scotland with our Music Charter and, in this climate of budget cuts, will continue to promote and protect members with the full range of options open to it.

All EIS members who are instrumental music teachers should make contact with their own local IMT representative. A list of the current reps along with their email address is available on this page.

If you have something you would like raised at a meeting please advise your local IMT representative who can bring this forward.



Education and Culture Committee 11/09/12
Participation in music by children and young people: The Committee took evidence from Mark Traynor, Convener, EIS Instrumental Music Teachers’ Network; amongst others. Watch now.