MK Music Hub
Meet the MK Music Hub Board
The Music Hub is overseen by a Board who bring a wealth of experience from across music education, industry, charity governance, fundraising, finance and communications.
Fay has over 20 years’ experience of inspiring children through music. Her work spans all forms of musical education, from one on one support for those with profound and multiple learning difficulties to organising large scale concerts. Fay is the chair of the independent board of Milton Keynes Music Hub and enjoys her role supporting the head of Faculty and working with board members to increase opportunities for children and young people in Milton Keynes.
I have been the organiser of the annual Milton Keynes Music and Drama Festivals since 2003 and have taken a lot of pleasure from seeing it go from strength to strength. In addition I am a partner in the family events business TSC Events and enjoy spending my time with my family, including my four grandchildren.
I have been teaching music for 30 years in various roles leading the subject in both primary and secondary settings as well as working for the MK Music Faculty as a whole class curriculum teacher for the last 15 years. Alongside this my role as Strategy Officer for the MK Music Co-operative allows me to use my experience to support both our teachers and school partners in providing quality instrumental lessons for our local children; a role I very much enjoy. Having grown up in the Milton Keynes music system myself, I am passionate to help work towards the future success of music education in the area.
Paul Harris is one of the UK’s most influential music educationalists. He studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the August Manns Prize for outstanding performance in clarinet playing and where he now teaches. He is in great demand as a teacher, composer, and writer (he has written over 600 books); and his inspirational masterclasses and workshops continue to influence thousands of young musicians and teachers all over the world in both the principles and practice of musical performance and education.
I am the Instrumental Leader with the MK Music Faculty and amongst other things I take the lead on running the Music Centre & Ensembles and the whole class instrumental programme in MK Schools. I have been lucky enough to have had a rich and varied musical career, which has included being a professional trumpet player and more recently a brass teacher with NMPAT. It’s now my privilege to be working with young people in Milton Keynes.
My name is Ben Heyworth and I am the new Director for Arts for Health Milton Keynes. I’m delighted to join a small, dedicated team, and a well respected organisation working across Milton Keynes’ arts and culture sector, bringing all kinds of creativity and artistic practice to diverse communities and promoting better health and wellbeing. My background is in the arts and I also have twenty years of experience working in a senior role in the NHS, as well as being a lecturer at the University of Manchester specialising in Cancer, Personalised Care, and LGBT. Arts For Health MK will continue to work closely with MKUH, curating the substantial art collection and developing creative outdoor spaces, as well as a post-pandemic relaunch of our Arts On Prescription offer, and establishing a new programme around diversity and inclusion called the Inclusive Arts Programme. As always, we are interested to hear from anybody who might have a project idea or wish to work with us on a collaborative basis.
I am a Chartered Manager, a qualified Mental Health First Aider, and hold a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Both roles have reinforced my passion for better communities through my participation on the board.
My children’s passion for music started from a tender stage when my husband and I would take them to sessions that were held by the MK Music Service They all took part in year-end concerts where parents and friends would attend. Our children continue to play and study music and I strongly believe that this has given them a good balance between academic learning and performing arts.
With my contributions to the board, I would like better outcomes for our youth in terms of available opportunities for them to enhance or discover their passion for music, grow in confidence as individuals and gain team work skills through group performances/ensembles.
I am a Foundation Governor on the St Paul’s Governing body and serve as the Safeguarding Link governor too.
I work in the financial services sector in the area of Fixed Term Investments. In my free time, I enjoy aerobics, swimming and walking.