Ben’s passion for music education developed from some early work within schools where he discovered restrictions that the national curriculum imposed. Whilst studying at university Ben gained community music experience through a placement based module which changed his outlook and career direction. Since graduating Ben has continued to develop his career as a music leader working for Bath Philharmonia’s ‘Music in Action’ team where he has been involved in over 30 projects. Through Spitalfield’s Music ‘Skills Lab’ training programme Ben has worked with mentors James Redwood and Sam Glazer to develop his approach, ideas and workshop styles. 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 is also a music leader for Bristol based creative music summer club 'Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Park'.
Assistant Director (Voluntary Position)
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 currently teaches Reception and Year 1 at Rode Methodist First school part time 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.