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CPD & Training

Personalised support, guidance and professional development

CPD and training are central to all that Charanga does. Charanga is passionately committed to working with teachers and schools to ensure young people’s musical learning and experiences are wholly positive.

Charanga offers personalised support, guidance and professional development to all subscribers. For more information, visit the CPD & Training section or email

Your National CPD & Training Manager

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RSAMD graduate Martin Thomson – an accomplished arranger, composer and music instructor for over 35 years – is Charanga’s CPD & Training Manager for Scotland. In addition to teaching and performing professionally all over Scotland, Martin is a Master Instructor for Avid Sibelius and Musical Director of the City of Glasgow Wind Orchestra and East Dunbartonshire Schools’ Concert Band.

Martin can help you get the most from Charanga and your music teaching.

Musical School is fully-subsidised
by East Ayrshire Instrumental Service

See what Musical School can do for you and the young people you work with.

  • Week-by-week lessons for students aged 5–11
  • A customisable library of songs, creative tools and interactive teaching resources
  • YuStudio, a beginner-friendly DAW for schools
  • Unlimited access for every teacher and student at your school
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