Founder and Trustee
Ben’s passion for music education developed from some early work within schools where he came up against restrictions around creativity in the national curriculum. Whilst studying at university Ben gained experience in community music through a placement based module which changed his outlook and career direction. After graduating Ben continued to develop his career as a music leader working for Bath Philharmonia’s ‘Creative Learning’ team where he has been involved in over 30 projects. Through the Spitalfield’s Music ‘Skills Lab’ training programme Ben worked with mentors James Redwood and Sam Glazer to develop his approach, ideas and workshop style. Ben has also worked on other projects across the South West including projects with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Share Music (South West) and Wiltshire Music Centre's 'Zone Club' to name a few. Ben has also been a music leader for Bristol based creative music summer club 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park'. Ben currently works as the Learning Producer at the Theatre Royal Plymouth where he manages the organisations school, college and university outreach programmes.
As an EYFS teacher and musician, Beth is passionate about allowing children to explore music making in the early stages of development. Beth studied Music and Education at University and went on to do a PGCE in primary teaching. Since then, Beth has had experience teaching in schools across the South West and has led music workshops, ensembles and choirs across the whole primary age range. Beth is currently training to become a Music Therapist at the University of the West of England as well as regularly working as a freelance music leader. Beth has developed an engaging, child led and experiential Early Years programme which explores music through play.