Mentor Team

South West Music School works with a highly talented selection of mentors. To find out more, please see below:

Andrew Trewhella

Mentor

Andrew has spent over 30 years in Music Education, latterly as Director of Music at Wellington School. For more info, click the link below:

Chris Sampson

Mentor

Since graduating from the RNCM, Chris works as a freelance professional cellist and music educator. For more info, click the link below:

Eddie Parker

Mentor | Composition tutor

Eddie has been central to some of the most important British jazz in recent years. For more info, click the link below:

Edward Leaker

Mentor

Edward currently holds the position of Head of Woodwind at Wells Cathedral School. For more info, click the link below:

Graham Lynch

Mentor | Composition tutor

With a PhD in composition, Graham's music has been commissioned and performed in over 30 countries. For more info, click the link below:

Harriet Riley

Mentor

Following a degree in Orchestral Percussion at RWCMD, Harriet is a professional musician and composer. For more info, click the link below:

Iain Ballamy

Mentor

ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is internationally recognised as a saxophonist and composer. For more info, click the link below:

Jeffrey Williams

Mentor

Jeffrey is an experienced professional musician, music director and educator. For more info, click the link below.

Jennie Troup

Mentor | Mentor Programme Manager

Jen has extensive experience working within music education, exams and publishing sectors. For more info, click the link below:

Jim Aitchison

Mentor | Composition tutor

Jim is an Associate Lecturer at Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts. For more info, click the link below:

Jon Sterckx

Mentor

Jon is a versatile percussionist with 30+ years playing experience. For more info, click the link below:

Lewis Riley

Mentor

Lewis Riley has been a jazz musician and piano teacher based in Totnes for more than 35 years. For more info, click the link below:

Lindsay Braga

Mentor

Lindsay is a professional violinist and music educator. For more info, click the link below:

Mara Simpson

Mentor | Singer Songwriter tutor

Mara is classically trained in composition, piano and guitar as well as fine art. For more info, click the link below:

Marc Hadley

Mentor

Marc is a renowned saxophonist with extensive performing, recording and teaching experience. For more info, click the link below

Mark Jones

Mentor

A professional piano and keyboard player, Mark has performed all over the UK and abroad. Click the link below to read more:

Matthew Ker

Mentor | Singer Songwriter tutor

Matthew, aka MaJiKer, is an award-winning, platinum-selling beatboxer, producer & songwriter. For more info, click the link below

Naomi Schulke

Mentor

Naomi is a Singing Teacher, Writer and Interview Coach. Click the link to read more.

Patrick Bailey

Mentor

As a composer, conductor and presenter, Patrick has led many prestigious projects. For more info, click the link below:

Preston Prince

Mentor

Preston is a drummer and music educator, currently working as Deputy Head of Drums at BIMM, Brighton. For more info, click the link below:

Richard Gonski

Mentor | Composition tutor

Richard is a musician, conductor, composer and music educator working across the South West. For more info, click the link below:

Rob Brian

Mentor

Rob is a busy UK session/touring drummer who also performs drum clinics/masterclasses around the world. Click the link below to read more:

Sadie Harrison

Mentor | Composition tutor

Dr Sadie Harrison is a composer and performer based in Dorset. For more info, click the link below:

Somin Griffin-Dave

Mentor

Somatic is a dual-heritage Indian-English Sound Artist born and raised in Exeter. For more info, click the link below:

Steve Allsworth

Mentor

An experienced guitarist and music educator, Steve is Head of Live Performance at BIMM, London. For more info, click the link below:

Trevor Wiggins

Mentor

Dr Trevor Wiggins has an extensive background working within the music education sector. For more info, click the link below:

Tyler Spicer

Mentor

Tyler is a multi-award nominated producer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Click the link below to find out more:

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