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:
Young people in challenging circumstances / at risk
Music technology & production
Modern music genres
Spoken word, rap, beatboxing
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative music manager
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.
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.
The Music Works Board
Alexander Ross – Chair
Jonathan Knight – Treasurer