Music Education Expo 2014: Free registration now open

- 6 September 2013

Music Education Expo 2014: Barbican Centre, 7 & 8 February

Music Education Expo 2014: Barbican Centre, 7 & 8 February

Registration is now open for Music Education Expo 2014, which will return to London’s Barbican Centre after a highly successful inaugural event on 7 & 8 February 2014.

Free to attend for those who register online, the event will again feature more than 50 seminars, workshops and debates, 150 exhibitors showcasing their products and services, and countless networking opportunities.

The two-day event attracted 2,163 delegates in March 2013, exceeding its target of 1,200 visitors across the two days by 80%, and representing the exceptional demand for an event of its type. It is expected that up to 2,500 visitors will attend the 2014 event.

Registration is now open. Visitors can register for free at from now until the first day of the event.

Music Education Expo 2014 is run by Rhinegold Publishing and supported by Classical Music and Music Teacher magazines. Full details below, and more online at

A 'Music Off Canvas' workshop at the 2013 Music Education Expo Photo: © Ceri Wood Photography

Music Off Canvas exhibits at the 2013 Music Education Expo
Photo: © Ceri Wood Photography

The conference


With over 50 sessions, Music Education Expo 2014 will have the largest selection of professional development available to music educators in the UK. The provisional programme will be announced in mid-September 2013, and will offer sessions for secondary and primary classroom teachers, instrumental and vocal teachers, and education managers. Topics are set to include:


  • Fresh approaches for the classroom
  • Best practice in social media
  • Full schemes of work
  • Guide to the best products available
  • National support networks
  • Professional membership and insurance
  • The new CME qualification
  • Harnessing emotional engagement
  • Keep your hub happy
  • Fundraising
  • Make the web work for you
  • Get ready to teach notation
  • Talk to the policy makers

The exhibition


In 2013, over 130 brands exhibited at Music Education Expo. For 2014, the second floor of Exhibition Hall 2 will also be home to a number of trade stalls, meaning the Expo will have at least 150 exhibitors showcasing their products, offering the opportunity to try new software and instruments, and offering exclusive special offers, discounts and freebies.


So far, 43 exhibitors have already signed up, including:


  • Alfred Music Publishing
  • Black Cat Music
  • British Kodály Academy
  • CJM Software
  • Drake Music Scotland
  • EPTA
  • Hal Leonard De Haske
  • Musical Ear
  • Musicians’ Union
  • Ocarina Workshop
  • Piano
  • Royal Military School of Music
  • Service Sound Ltd
  • Sing Up
  • Steinway & Sons
  • The Incorporated Society of Musicians
  • The Music Workshop Company
  • Trinity College London
  • Wessar Ltd

Feedback from Music Education Expo 2013


From exhibitors


“We were delighted with the number of visitors there, and the number of real musicians and music teachers that included. The buzz was superb.” – David Smith, Head of Marketing, ISM


“A wonderful exhibition and conference… The conference sparked so many thoughts about music and creativity … It was a very positive atmosphere with exhibitors helping each other with ideas for promoting each other’s products.” – Anne Minors


“Most productive conference we’ve attended for ages.” – @rhinegoldbooks


From visitors



Just got back home from the @MusicEdExpo  - so inspired and can’t wait to share our findings with the rest of the @DrakeMusicScot team!



A busy few days @MusicEdExpo  - so exciting to see that music education is alive, well & thriving in the UK #musiceducation



A fantastic couple of days @MusicEdExpo thank you Rhinegold just what we all needed.



Bit sad @MusicEdExpo not on again tomorrow. New & old friends I didn’t say hi to. A big high five to the organisers and presenters!


“What a brilliant experience. It was the first opportunity I feel I have had to learn more about being a music teacher! There were such great networking chances and the exhibitors were friendly… A super couple of days.” – Holly from Yarm


Statistics from Music Education Expo 2013


  • Number of visits on day 1: 1,352
  • Number of visits on day 2: 1,349
  • Total number of unique attendees: 2,163
  • Highest attended session on day 1: Welcome & drumming workshop, and the Musical Brain (171 each)
  • Highest attended session on day 2: Welcome & singing workshop (245)
  • Total number of session attendances: 5,040 (average 2 sessions per person)
  • Number of brands exhibiting: 133

Our sponsors


We are very grateful to all our sponsors for their support. Any organisation interested in the sponsorship opportunities available should contact our Expo sponsorship team on 020 7333 1733.


Platinum sponsors:

  • Black Cat Music
  • Musicians’ Union

Gold sponsors:


Conference sponsor:

  • ISM

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