Anders is an Arts Management Consultant specialising in strategy, finance, operations, governance, change management & IT. He is a Trustee of Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) as well as a professional member of the British Computer Society.
Ben Ballard | Associate National Manager, Consultancy & Training
Ben has worked in the music education sector for 20 years in a variety of settings & contexts. He has performed & provided workshops/training to community groups & is passionate about the art of running workshops & the power of music to make a positive difference.
Carien has been the CEO since 2006. Prior to this, she worked extensively with independent artists & musicians, arts organisations, as well as voluntary & public sector organisations. Carien studies part-time at the OU.
Charlotte recently Joined Drake Music. Along with developing our London programmes, she also runs a series of walks in London called Most Curious Tours, works as a freelance musician, & teaches violin privately.
Coral is an experienced business manager who specialises in representing music creatives. She has previously headed up Air Management & Strongroom Management, and has worked on many million-selling international albums and award-winning film soundtracks.
Danny Braverman | Associate National Manager, Artistic Development
Danny works as an artist & teacher in performing arts. He has been Director of the Orpheus Centre, Head of Education at Theatre Royal Stratford East & Senior Theatre Officer at The Arts Council. As well as working with Drake Music, Danny is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmith’s Uni.
Delia has been working with Drake Music since June 2010. Bringing a considerable range of arts sector experience, Delia is delivering across a number of areas which fall under the banner of Business Development.
Doug Bott began working with Drake Music in 2000. As well as delivering music sessions, training and consultancy, he project manages DM Education. Doug is a freelance musician and a member of the band Angel Tech.
Gemma Nash | Associate Artist / Musician & Trainer
Gemma is an Associate Artist / Musician and Trainer. Gemma has many years experience within the disability arts field both as an Arts Manager & Artist. Her work has included film, photography, DJing & digital music.
Ivan Riches | Producer, Connect & Collaborate London
Ivan is a visual / sound artist, community filmmaker & producer. He has experience in arts project development, production & delivery in both the public & private sectors. www.eyesociation.org. www.ivanriches.org.uk
Jenny joined Drake Music as the team's Administrator in November 2009. She has gained valuable experience of working in both the private & public sectors in various roles since leaving college in 1992.
Jonathan Westrup | Associate National Manager, Learning & Participation
Jonathan joined Drake Music in 2005. He is the National Manager, Learning & Participation, delivers the DM Education programme and is an Associate Musician. Jonathan also performs with Carnivores of the Rockies.
Mary joined Drake Music in 2014. She is a writer and producer who works across art forms. Previously General Manager of Extant, she also ran Encounter festival in North Kent, and co-founded the arts festival Fantasy High Street.
Phoebe is our Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser, she is also an Associate Musician. She is also a freelance musician, who writes & performs with Penniless Cove, sings with the South Bank choir & teaches piano.
Alex Lupo - Associate Musician Andy Boothman - Associate Musician Anya Ustaszewski - Associate Musician Ben Glass - Associate Musician Ben Sellers - Associate Musician Chloe Clifford-Frith - Associate Musician Dave Darch - Associate Musician & Film-maker Fil Hill - Associate Musician Gary Day - Associate Musician & Sing Up DM Network Howard Jacques - Associate Musician Ignacio Agrimbau - Associate Musician Janine Rainforth - Associate Musician Jen Macro - Associate Musician & Mentor Jenni Parkinson - Associate Musician Jim Cartwright - Street/Junk Percussionist Jon Hering - Associate Musician Kris Gjerstad - Associate Musician Lawrence Boot - Associate Musician Luke Turner - Associate Musician & Associate DJ Martin Couzins - Social Media Strategy Associate Meg Peppin - OD & Evaluation Associate Merlyn Sturt - Associate Musician & Sing Up DM Network Michael Dollan - Associate Musician & Sing Up DM Network Mike Heath - Associate Musician Rus Pearson - Composer/Associate Musician Sam Yates - Associate Musician & Sing Up DM Network Steve Brown - Photographer Steve Watts - Associate Musician Tom Slater - Associate Musician & Associate DJ Vicky Richardson - Associate Musician