Lancashire Music Service

Lancashire Music Service named as an Apple Regional Training Centre

Lancashire Music Service has been named as an Apple Regional Training Centre for 2023–2024, the first Music Service in the UK and Ireland.

The accolade shows the service's dedication to facilitating training for teachers and helping them to develop the skills and confidence in using Apple technology in the classroom.

It means teachers from across Lancashire and beyond can attend courses to build knowledge and skills and earn badges to achieve Apple Teacher recognition via remote and in person training, at County Hall, online and in schools.

Apple Regional Training Centres are aimed at sharing best practice and supporting teaching staff to attain Apple Teacher status, by doing a professional learning programme designed to support and celebrate educators.

Music lovers will be thrilled with courses on offer this year through the centre, such as, 'Getting Started with GarageBand,' 'Composing with GarageBand,' 'Getting the best out of Charanga' and 'Podcasting using Spotify Podcasters.'

Head of Lancashire Music Service Tim Rogers said:

"We are delighted to be appointed as an Apple Regional Training Centre. To be the first Music Service in the UK or Ireland to become a Regional Training Centre is an amazing achievement and we are looking forward to the further support, collaboration and innovation in teaching and learning that this brings."

County Councillor Peter Buckley said:

"We are thrilled that our Lancashire Music Service has been designated as a UK Apple Regional Training Centre.

"This is a fantastic accolade and a well-deserved achievement for all our hard working and talented team.

"We hope that this will bring to the fore some of the best musical and educational talent, and we welcome the ground breaking progress and support that this will bring to the teaching of music in Lancashire."

To find out more, please visit the Apple Regional Training Centre website: