Meet The Team

Work with Us

If you are passionate about music education and would like to work with us, fill out our Expression of Interest form here.

Strings Trainee Teacher

We are looking for a trainee to join our wonderful Strings team.

Post: Trainee Instrumental Teacher - Strings
Base: Nottingham City Schools
Salary: £18,278
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)
Contract: 12-month fixed term
Start Date: September 2022

This post is a vital addition to our team and pivotal in developing a skilled workforce to deliver Whole Class Ensemble teaching, working with children and young people from across Nottingham City. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a solid grounding in instrumental teaching with practical training, learning on the job and the opportunity to gain a recognised Level 4 qualification (Certificate for Music Educators).

The Certificate for Music Educators is a key element of the trainee programme and progress will be reviewed throughout the year. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate appropriate progress by January 2023 to ensure continuation.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30th August 2022 at noon. To apply for the job, please download and complete the application pack below and email it to 

Trainee Application

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Strings Teacher

We are also looking for part-time/ freelance Strings teachers to join our wonderful team. If you are looking for a flexible work opportunity that involves teaching city pupils how to play an instrument, this is the perfect job for you. Candidates will support our team to teach music in Nottingham City Schools as well as support young people with their music making in ensembles outside of school.

Salary: £18 - £25 per hour (dependent on experience)

Start Date: September 2022

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email a covering letter and your CV to The deadline to apply is 30th August 2022.

Join our Board

Nottingham Music Service are seeking to appoint trustees to join our current board of seven members. We are looking for individuals with interests and experience in working with diverse young audiences, digital engagement, commercial development, fundraising and strategic HR. We welcome applications from those who do not have previous board experience or specific areas of experience, as mentoring can be offered in the role. 

We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and people from black, Asian and ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the music education sector and at Board level. 

The trustees play an integral role in steering the charity towards its strategic mission to make music make a difference, identifying key priorities and ensuring that the organisation continues to grow, adapt and improve. Please see the document below for more information on trustee roles and on how to apply.

Please email for more information about the position or if you have any questions.

NMS Trustee Ad

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We have a fantastic team dedicated to spreading the joys of music making in Nottingham City. See below for more details:

Strings Staff

Belinda Burnard

Strings Teacher

Laura McClay

Strings Teacher

Matt Appleyard

Strings Teacher

Sarah Wain

Strings Teacher

Rachel Johnson

Strings Teacher

Amy Cisar

Strings Teacher

Helen Coleman

Strings Teacher

Ursula Donnelly

Strings Teacher

Emma Huxtable

Strings Intern

Brass Staff

Tony Lovell

Brass Teacher

Nathan Gregory

Brass Teacher

Luke Atkinson

Brass Teacher

Tom Davis

Brass Teacher

Hannah Crawford

Brass Teacher

Matt Ludford

Brass Teacher

Jovi Chung

Brass Teacher

Kenneth Tam

Brass Teacher

Woodwind Staff

Chloe Phillips

Woodwind & Singing Teacher

Carrie Teodorescu

Woodwind Teacher

Emma Townsend

Woodwind Teacher

Jennifer Tse

Flute Teacher

Guitar Staff

Chris Hull

Guitar Teacher

Rhys Davies

Guitar Trainee

Danny Meller

Guitar Teacher

Tom Newbold-Collins

Guitar Teacher

Rosalind Cardenas

Guitar Teacher

Singing & Keys/Piano Staff

Lisa Sheppard

Singing Teacher

David Hallett

Piano/Keys Teacher

Carly Collingwood

Keys Teacher

Percussion Team

Kyle Comerie

Percussion teacher

​Jamie Skyes

Percussion teacher

Team Leaders

Graham Drummond

Team Leader and Strings teacher


Faye Oakland

Team Leader and Brass teacher


Helen Murray

Team Leader and Woodwind teacher


Ian Marshall

Team Leader and Guitar teacher


Claire Dyer

Team Leader and Guitar teacher


Administration Staff

Ian Burton

Chief Executive Officer


Michael Aspinall

Business, Operations & Strategy Manager


Lucy Gregory

Organisational Administrator


Hannah Barrs

Programmes and Partnerships Coordinator


Alex Holmes

Administrative Assistant


Aisha Iqbal

Development Officer


Carol Bell

Finance Manager


Nottingham Music Hub