Board of Trustees & Partner Organisations

Our Board Members

Nottingham Music Service has seven members on its Board of Trustees.

David Mellen

David is a City Councillor and was formerly a Head Teacher. In both roles he has seen the positive impact Nottingham Music Service has on children. He is committed to a broad educational experience for children and music is a vital part of that.

Barbara Morgan

Barbara has extensive management experience, and assists the board with staff and Health & Safety issues. She believes that young people gain great benefits from learning a musical instrument, performing and participating in groups.

Pete Strauss

Pete is a primary school Head Teacher with 27 years experience of working in city schools. He believes that all children have the right to learn a musical instrument and to leave primary school having benefited from top-quality music teaching.

Gareth Philippou

Gareth brings a wealth of experience from the charity, arts, public and private sectors. He is currently Brand Manager at Capital One UK. Gareth is passionate about music, and supporting the next generation of music makers.

James Gibbons

James is a solicitor and deals with legal matters for Nottingham Music Service.

David Wesker

Our treasurer David has expertise in the area of accounting.

Tamba Roy

Tamba has extensive experience in education leadership including at the primary school level as well as at college level. Currently he works as a consultant leading training events around the country, supporting the success of children, school staff and school leaders.

Amanda Dawson

Amanda is the headteacher at Mellers Primary School.

Nigel Cooke

Nigel Cooke leads One Nottingham and enjoys collaborative work. He has a particular interest in culture and creativity.

Our Partner Organisations

Nottingham Music Service works in collaboration with several partner organisations, including the ones mentioned below, to promote music in the city and contribute to the community.

University of Nottingham, Music Department

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Music Tuition


Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe

One Nottingham

Young Creative Awards

Albert Hall Nottingham

Music for Everyone

YMCA Digital

Baby People

Our Main Funders

We are grateful to our main funders for their support.

Arts Council England

Nottingham City Council

BBC Children In Need

Policies & Procedures

Find out more about our organisation policies by downloading the files below. For more information on our photo consent guidelines, please refer to the Safeguarding Policy.

Conflict of Interest Policy

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Equal Opportunities Policy

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Safeguarding Policy

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Comments, Compliments and Complaints Policy

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Data Protection Policy

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Annual Reports & Account

Click on the link below to download and read our Annual Reports & Account 2016.

Annual Reports & Account

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