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Meet the Kent Music Team

To contact any member of staff by email please use the initial of their first name, then their surname and then @kent-music.com. For example: Angela Parr is aparr@kent-music.com. For all general enquiries please email hello@kent-music.com

More about our Board of Trustees

Richard Davies

Area Manager (Canterbury and Thanet)

Steph Godwin

Area Manager (Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Sevenoaks)

Fun fact: The first single I bought was a Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers LP.

Simon Grimes

Area Manager (Dartford and Gravesham)

Fun fact: If I was a musical instrument I would be a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar because I look a little bit old fashioned but, when in the right environment, I can totally rock out.

Chris Gymer

Area Manager (Ashford and Swale)

Fun fact: The best book I have ever read was ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ by Haruki Murakami. Jazz, food and life, all spun together in a dream world that included a talking sheep!

Sami Mason

Area Manager (Maidstone, Malling and Medway)

Fun fact: The two loves of my life are my cats, Leia and Igor. Their full names are “Princess Leia Rey Bowie, Kitten in the North” and “The Magnificent and Majestic Ser Igor von Fluffyton.”

Mark Mortimer

Area Manager (Dover, Folkestone, Hythe and the Marsh)

Peter Bolton

Chief Executive

Fun fact: The last concert I went to was Aurora Orchestra playing at the Colyer Fergusson Hall in Canterbury.

Angela Parr

PA to Chief Executive

Fun fact: I’m happiest when I’m holidaying in Cornwall with my family.

Amy Parr

Communications Co-ordinator

Fun fact: The last artist I saw live was Rick Ross at Troxy in London.

Hannah Beaumont

Customer Services Manager

Fun fact: The first single I bought was Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio.

Lauren Gretton

Customer Service Advisor

Sharron Randall

Customer Service Advisor

Fun fact: My dream holiday destination would be Dorset.

Emma Taylor

Customer Service Advisor

Helen Simmonds

Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Fun fact: The last singer/band I saw live was Tom Chaplin, previous lead singer of Keane who I also love.

Will Underwood

Receptionist and Administration Assistant

Fun fact: Famous musicians I admire include John Mayer, BB King, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards and Amy Winehouse.

Trevor James

Trevor James

Head of Education

Fun fact: I do not make Trevor James flutes and saxophones.

Carrie Baines

Education Manager (Schools)

Fun fact: My favourite travel spot is Villeneuve-de-la-Raho in Southern France.

Luke Crook

Education Manager (SEND)

Fun fact: Famous musicians I admire include Quincy Jones, Prince, D’Angelo and Snarky Puppy. They push boundaries, meld styles and change opinions.

Kirsten Ellington

Education Manager (Tuition)

Emma Knight

Education Manager (Professional Development)

Fun fact: I’m happiest when I’m eating my Mum’s Macaroni Cheese… it’s so good!

Stacey Field

Education Administrative Assistant

Fun fact: The first single I bought was ‘Off the Wall’ by Michael Jackson .

Samantha Rogerson

Head of Finance & Operations

Fun fact: The first single I bought was ‘Remember You’re a Womble’ by The Wombles.

Finance

Gail Batty

Finance and Payroll Assistant/Health and Safety Co-ordinator/Bursary Administrator

Nick Finlinson

Musical Instrument Administrator

Felicity Redworth

Music Resources Team Leader

Fun fact: My personal mantra is ‘Smile in the face of adversity – laughter makes everything better.’

Beki Redworth

Driver and Warehouse Assistant

Fun fact: The last singer I saw live was Prince!

Karen Self

Head of Partnerships and Development

Fun fact: The last band I saw live was Stiff Little Fingers on their 40th Anniversary Tour.

Phill Hyde

Manager, Kent Music Summer School & County Wind Orchestras

Fun fact: My personal mantra is ‘Everything you do matters – Reputation is everything.’

Liz Samson

Manager, Kent County Youth Choirs

Fun fact: The first single I bought was ‘Love In The First Degree’ by Bananarama.

Valerie Cordina

Music Programmes Administration Manager

Fun fact: I once appeared on Blue Peter and I still have the badge!

Lee Carter

Area Co-ordinator (East Kent)

Fun fact: The first concert I attended was Iron Maiden with Trivium at Earls Court.

Cara McCormick

Area Co-ordinator (West Kent)

Fun fact: The genres of music I listen to most are indie, rock, folk and pop.

Mark Jennings

Music Programmes Administration Assistant and Music Librarian

Fun fact: The last artist I saw perform live was Rick Wakeman at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.