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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Kate Burrough

Marketing

Marketing

marketing@swms.org.uk

Kate began working with SWMS in September 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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Jennie Troup

Lead Mentor

Lead Mentor

This is a new role to South West Music School and was offered internally based on the existing knowledge within our current pool of mentors. The main purpose of the role is to provide support to the mentor network, and to act as lead contact between mentors, the General Manager and Trustees. Jen will also continue as Safeguarding Lead. Please contact Jen with any queries relating to the mentoring process: mentoring@swms.org.uk

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Dr Trevor Wiggins

Research and Development

Research and Development

Trevor will be taking up an additional supportive research role addressing evaluation, mentor continual professional development (CPD) and fundraising.

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