WHO WE ARE

We’re a Gloucestershire-based charity and we transform lives through music.

We’re specialists in working with young people in challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning and in life.

We’re a small, friendly team of professionals with a passion for music and inclusion, working from bases across Gloucestershire.

Areas of expertise:

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Musical inclusion

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Young people in challenging circumstances / at risk

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Music technology & production

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Modern music genres

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Spoken word, rap, beatboxing

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Vocal work

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Early years

Get in touch to find out more or make a booking:

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THE TEAM

Deborah Potts

Deborah Potts

CEO

Deborah has more than 20 years’ experience in national charities, from the Women’s Sports Foundation to the YMCA. She specialises in strategic development and growing charities to maximise their impact. She is also CEO of Active Gloucestershire.

Malaki Patterson

Malaki Patterson

Creative Director

Malaki is a music producer, sound engineer and music educator with more than 10 years’ experience in the industry and community. His skills are in music technology and production, songwriting, vocals (rap) and artist development.

Anita Holford

Anita Holford

Operations Manager/Communications

Anita is a freelance writer and communications practitioner who works in Gloucestershire and nationally with organisations who use music and arts as a tool in education, social justice, health and wellbeing.

Ben O'Sullivan

Creative Director (Education)

Ben has been working in arts education for over a decade, having graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with a First Class Honours Degree in Theatre Studies, and a Musical Theatre singing scholarship.

Lee Holder

Senior music leader, lead for disability

Lee is a qualified teacher and music technology workshop leader with extensive experience in the music industry. He has a proven track record of working with and engaging teenagers from challenging backgrounds, and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Salo Elia

Salo Elia

Senior music leader

Salo is another of our main music leaders: he leads our whole class iPad music tech programmes and also works in a number of APS settings. He’s an ex-youth worker, and a jazz guitarist, keyboardist, bass guitarist and drummer and also musical director of the Groove Majors band.

Issachar Foster

Creative music manager

Misha Law

Music leader

Misha Law is a qualified music therapist as well as a community music practitioner. She has worked on our Music Minds programme and also in our work in Hospital Education.

Robin Jones

SoundSpace studio manager, music leader

Robin is a skilled musician and engineer, and runs our Forest of Dean studio, SoundSpace, in Cinderford. He is also one of our team of music leaders, and was once one of our participants, taking part in an after-school club at primary school.

George Moorey

Music leader

 

Motz Workman

Music leader

 

Tim Grindrod

SoundSpace technician

The Music Works Board

Trustees

Alexander Ross – Chair

Jonathan Knight – Treasurer

Versha Carter

Chris Aylmer