Meet the Leadership Team

MTT L - Peter Chivers

Peter Chivers

Director, Create Music

Peter studied at Dartington College of Arts, gained a Music Degree at Huddersfield University and studied at post-graduate level in Advanced Performance at the Royal Academy of Music. 

He is Director of Create Music’s award winning music hub. As a trumpeter he has performed with world wide ensembles and continues to teach and work with young musicians presently conducting the Brighton & Hove Youth Big Band.

Emma Collins

Emma Collins

Deputy Director and Strategic Lead: Quality and Inclusion, Create Music, Future Creators

Emma studied flute and saxophone at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama gaining a BA (Hons) and MMus in Performance Studies and completed a PGCE at the University of Sussex. Emma has worked with primary and secondary-age students, undergraduates and adults. Her role involves working with partner organisations to develop new opportunities in music for children and young people and supporting collaborative working across the Create Music Education Hub.

MTT L - Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Strategic Lead: Access and Progression, Principal Conductor  Brighton & Hove Youth Percussion Ensemble

Mike studied at the University of Sussex and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  Specialising in drum kit and percussion he has taught in Primary, Secondary and Special schools and manages the instrumental and vocal programmes in schools for Create Music. He has also spent many years gigging throughout the UK and Europe as a member of Brighton and London based bands.

Lesley Oliveros

Lesley Oliveros

Business Manager

Chris Simmonds

Chris Simmonds

Development Manager Innovation & Engagement

Andrew Sherwood - Conductor

Andrew Sherwood

Director of Music for Orchestra

Andrew Sherwood has performed in many parts of the world as a conductor and violinist. He has been Conductor of Brighton Youth Orchestra since 1994 and is currently Director of Music for Orchestra at Create Music, as well as teaching centralised violin lessons there. He is also Professor of Violin at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Grant Allardyce

Grant Allardyce

Curriculum Lead - Drum Kit, Percussion and Keyboard

Julie Chamberlain

Julie Chamberlain

Events & Projects Manager

Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Principal Conductor

Brighton & East Sussex Youth Orchestra

Lisa de Simone

Lisa de Simone

Curriculum Lead - Strings (Brighton & Hove)

Gordon Dodridge

Gordon Dodridge

Area Manager - Hastings and Wealden

Hastings Music Centre Lead

 

Marcus Plant

Marcus Plant

Eastbourne Area Manager and Music Centre Lead

Curriculum Lead - Brass

Alice Small

Alice Small

Customer Services Manager

Simon Smith

Simon Smith

Lewes Music Centre Lead

Curriculum Lead - Strings (East Sussex)

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Area Manager - Lewes 

Wealden Music Centre Lead

Meet the Customer Services & Events Teams

Maya Celano

Maya Celano

Senior Customer Services Officer

Meet the Team - Imogen Jones

Imogen Jones

Customer Services Officer

Phil Bentley

Phil Bentley

Resource Officer

Irene Shilling

Irene Shilling

Projects Officer

Holly Griffiths - Meet the Team

Holly Griffiths

Events Coordinator

Tash Williams

Natasha Williams

Digital Education, Project & Events Officer

Rebecca Loomes

Rebecca Loomes

Projects & Team Administrator

Kelly Sands

Kelly Sands

Customer Services Administrator

Meet the Team - Delphine Douglas

Delphine Douglas

Customer Services Administrator

Callum Whatmore - Meet the Team

Callum Whatmore

Customer Services Administrator

Rebecca

Rebecca

Customer Services Administrator

Meet the Teaching Team

Adam Bushell

Adam Bushell

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit, Percussion & Pier One Course Leader

Andrew Walker

Andrew Walker

Instrumental Teacher 

Acoustic Guitar

Andy Aruldoss

Andy Aruldoss

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Angela Moulder

Angela Moulder

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Anna Bourne

Anna Bourne

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Barry Wickens

Barry Wickens

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Bethan John

Bethan John

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard, Piano & Violin

Carl Bradford

Carl Bradford

Instrumental Teacher

Violin

 

MTT T - Chris Webber

Chris Webber

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Christina Clay

Christina Clay

Instrumental Teacher 

Woodwind  

Eastbourne Music Centre Tutor

Claire Kirkpatrick

Claire Kirkpatrick

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard, Piano, Violin & Cello

Claire Moisan

Clare Moisan

Instrumental Teacher 

Woodwind, Piano & Keyboard

Conductor - Lewes Concert Band

Connie Rogers

Conni Rogers

Instrumental Teacher 

Strings 

Eastbourne Music Centre Tutor

Conrad Hewitt

Conrad Hewitt

Acoustic Guitar 

Danielle Flarty

Danielle Flarty

Instrumental Teacher 

Brass

Daphne Brady

Daphne Brady

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

Demelza Marr

Demelza Marr

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Duncan Purvey

Duncan Purvey

Instrumental Teacher 

Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano & Keyboard

Duncan Spear

Duncan Spear

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Eira Owen

Eira Owen

Instrumental Teacher 

French Horn

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

Elisabetta Accorsi

Elisabetta Accorsi

Instrumental Teacher 

Saxophone, Flute, Piano & Keyboard

Elizabeth Bux

Elizabeth Bux

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello, Violin, Keyboard & Piano

Ellie Thompson

Ellie Thompson

Instrumental Teacher 

Vocals

Lizzy Carey

Elizabeth Carey

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

MTT T - Emma Russell

Emma Russell

Instrumental Teacher

Keyboard & Piano

MTT T - Fiona Tilley

Fiona Tilley

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Francesca Kennedy

Francesca Kennedy

Instrumental Teacher 

Vocals

Gary Holmes

Gary Holmes

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Graham Coldwell

Graham Coldwell

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin, Viola, Keyboard & Piano

Heather Sutton

Heather Sutton

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Howard Burchfield

Howard Burchfield

Ensemble Leader

Brighton & Hove Adult Concert Band

 

Howard Shapiro

Howard Shapiro

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Jade Williams - teacher

Jade Williams

Instrumental Teacher 

Vocals

Jade Woodhouse

Jade Woodhouse

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello

James Cruttenden

James Cruttenden

Instrumental Teacher 

Double Bass

James Darn

James Darn

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar, Drum Kit, Vocals, Keyboard & Piano

James Lambeth

James Lambeth

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Jennifer Benwell

Jenny Benwell

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin, Keyboard & Piano

Hastings Music Centre Tutor

Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones

Instrumental Teacher 

Trumpet

Joanna Burke

Jo Burke

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Jo  Eagle

Jo Eagle

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Joe Giddey

Joe Giddey

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

John Pembery

John Pembery

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

MTT T - John Thompson

John Thompson

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Jonathan Morcombe

Jonathan Morcombe

Instrumental Teacher 

French Horn & Trumpet

 

Jordan Cresswell

Jordan Cresswell

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

MTT T - Laura Blythe

Laura Blythe

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

Laura Haywood

Laura Haywood

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Lauretta Young

Lauretta Young

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin, Keyboard & Piano

Wealden Music Centre Tutor

Lawrie Miller

Lawrie Miller

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Lynne Ratcliffe

Lynn Ratcliffe

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello & Violin

Maria Gibson

Maria Gibson

Instrumental Teacher 

Classical Guitar

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

MTT T - Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

MaryAnn Joyes

MaryAnn Joyes

Instrumental Teacher 

Clarinet, Oboe, Keyboard & Piano

Mary Dansoh

Mary Dansoh

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Tutor

Mary Dodridge

Mary Dodridge

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Matt Patmore

Instrumental Teacher

Guitar

Mike Shirley

Mike Shirley

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

MTT T - Melanie Scott

Melanie Scott

Instrumental Teacher

Wholeclass Ensemble 

Natasha Gawlinski

Natasha Gawlinski

Instrumental Teacher 

Clarinet, Flute & Saxophone

Nathalia Rocha - teacher

Nathalia Rocha

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Nikki Bates

Nikki Bates

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Tutor

MTT T - Olivia Holland updated

Olivia Holland

Instrumental Teacher 

Violin

 

Ollie Green

Ollie Green

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Paul Lacey

Paul Lacey

Instrumental Teacher 

Cornet, Euphonium, Trumpet & Tuba

Peter Williams

Peter Williams

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Peter Martin

Peter Martin

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Rachel Fryer - teacher

Rachel Fryer

Instrumental Teacher 

Keyboard & Piano

Rebecca Putland

Rebecca Putland

Instrumental Teacher 

Vocals

Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Instrumental Teacher 

Brass

Ensemble Leader

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Jazz Band

Richard Butler

Richard Butler

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar & Ukulele

Richmond Stockwell

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Ross Williams

Ross Williams

Instrumental Teacher 

Flute

Sally-Ann Thorkildsen- teacher

Sally-Ann Thorkildsen

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello

Hastings Music Centre Tutor

Sam Evans

Sam Evans

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Sam Glasson

Sam Glasson

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Sarah Davison

Sarah Davison

Instrumental Teacher 

Cello

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Tutor

Sarah Leeves

Sarah Leeves

Instrumental Teacher 

Brass

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Tutor

Steph Holt

Stephanie Holt

Instrumental Teacher 

Vocals

Stephen Giles

Stephen Giles

Instrumental Teacher 

Viola & Violin

Lewes Music Centre Tutor

Tom Cheek

Tom Cheek

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar

Tom Jessop

Tom Jessop

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit

Vicky Freeman

Vicky Freeman

Instrumental Teacher 

Woodwind

Wealden Music Centre Tutor

Vicky Jones

Vicky Jones

Instrumental Teacher 

Drum Kit, Vocals, Keyboard & Piano

Victoria Hancox

Victoria Hancox

Instrumental Teacher 

Flute & Recorder

Brighton & Hove Music Centre Tutor

Will Escott

Will Escott

Instrumental Teacher 

Guitar & Ukulele