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 manages our programme in London and the South East. As well as developing projects for Drake Music, 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 has worked with Drake Music since 2000 in a variety of roles delivering music sessions, training, consultancy, and project management. Doug is a freelance musician and a member of the band Angel Tech.
Gemma has many years experience within the disability arts field, both as an Arts Manager & Artist. She has worked for DM as a Programme Manager Associate Artist / Musician and Trainer. Her work includes 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.