Why get involved?

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Play Well-known tunes

You will have the opportunity to play a selection of well-known tunes suited to the ensemble genre. 

Performance Opportunities

By playing in an ensemble you have the opportunity to take part in concerts and events throughout the year, earning vital performance experience. 

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Making Music with Others

Making music is a fun and sociable activity. Joining a Music Centre activity gives you the chance to meet, play and perform with other like-minded musicians. 

Meet the Tutors

Peter Davison

Peter Davison

Principal Conductor

Peter has worked extensively with orchestras, musicians and producers nationally and internationally. He studied conducting with Eno Koco and Colin Metters (RAM) and is principle conductor of the Brighton and East Sussex Youth Orchestra. He is an internationally known composer, conductor and orchestrator, working with Danny Elfman on his percussion concerto, and conductor orchestrator for the Playstation 5 release Horizon Zero Dawn Forbidden West. Peter is also currently composing for a Disney game and is an artist with LA based music sync label Pusher Music

Nikki Bates

Nicola Bates

Violin Tutor

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Adam Bushell

Percussion Tutor

Christina Clay

Christina Clay

Woodwind Tutor

Since completing a degree in music specialising in performance and qualifying with a PGCE in secondary education Christina has been teaching the flute.She joined Create Music (formerly East Sussex Music) in 1999 and has an excellent record for pupils attaining distinctions and merit in ABRSM exams up to and including ABRSM performance diploma.


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Sarah Davison

Cello Tutor

Formerly a student of BHMA/East Sussex Music, Sarah has performed with many of today’s leading artists in orchestras nationally and internationally. Touring on Yehudi Menuhin’s Live Music Now! scheme she fostered a love of working with young people. After attending courses with the European String Teachers Association, Sarah went on to teach in a range of settings as a cello teacher, in a career that has spanned 20 years.



Stephen Giles

Stephen Giles

Violin & Viola Teacher

Stephen has worked with professional orchestras in the UK and abroad, in addition to working with chamber ensembles and in film and TV. He has worked with Create Music (formerly East Sussex Music) since 2000 and teaches violin and viola to children aged 5 to 18, in schools in the Lewes area, and in several ensembles across the service. 


Eira Owen

Eira Owen

French Horn Tutor

Eira studied at the Royal College of Music, Horn with Julian Baker and Piano with Raymond Fischer. She has enjoyed working in the Brighton & Hove area for Create Music for over twenty years, mainly teaching Horn but also being involved in various Music Centre activities.