Staff

South West Music School is staffed day to day by a small team, but supported by a large network of professional mentors, tutors and partners across the region.

Tracy Hill

General Manager

General Manager

t.hill@swms.org.uk

Tracy is the first point of contact for all queries relating to South West Music School and is currently developing new initiatives collaboratively with our mentors and students.

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Meg Brand

Marketing

Marketing

marketing@swms.org.uk

Meg began working with SWMS in March 2019. Please contact her with any queries relating to SWMS marketing, including the website, social media and news stories.

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Mark Stringer

Chair of South West Music School

Chair of South West Music School

m.stringer@swms.org.uk / trustees@swms.org.uk

Mark is a member of the senior executive team and director of music at Wells Cathedral School, one of the five DfE-funded specialist music schools and a co-ed school for 750 students from age 3-18.

Mark previously held senior teaching posts in London and lectured at the Institute of Education University of London; he was Adjunct Professor in Music of James Madison University from 1989 to 1998.

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David Butler

Trustee of South West Music School

Trustee of South West Music School

David Butler is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience. Having spent his early career as a corporate accountant with two Big 4 firms, he is now the Head of Charities at Bishop Fleming.

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Philip Springate

Trustee of South West Music School

Trustee of South West Music School

As a retired Director of Music in a large comprehensive school, and parent of a gifted young musician, Philip is aware of the need for challenging musical experiences whether working within a specialism, or importantly, in new and different disciplines.

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Sarah Hennessy

Trustee of South West Music School

Trustee of South West Music School

Sarah Hennessy studied music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before becoming a teacher in secondary education. She also worked as an advisory teacher for music in Leicestershire and subsequently worked at the University of Exeter (1990- 2016) as a senior lecturer in Education. She led the PGCE Primary Music Specialist course as well as working with Masters and doctoral students.

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