Meet the Head Office Team
Music isn't what we do, it's who we are
Ali Wooding - Head of Service
Ali has been with Music for Schools since 2000 and has lots of experience in all aspects of Music for Schools life. She started playing the flute in group lessons at primary school and is therefore hugely enthusiastic about the Music for Schools scheme. Achieving Grade 8 at age 15, Ali has also taught privately as well as heading up the office. She has accumulated a bizarre knowledge of postcodes and area phone codes which she is strangely proud of. In her spare time Ali's musical outlet is mainly now singing in an acoustic duo with her husband, and she also likes to delve into family history.
Tony Preece - Enrolment Manager
Tony (aka "The Music Man") began his musical journey at Primary school. He began learning a brass instrument and went on to play in Championship level bands, playing several times at the Royal Albert Hall. Since then he has played in many countries and over forty years later is still playing in Brass, Wind and Big Bands. Tony has a passion for showing primary school children how they can begin their musical journey so they have the same opportunities he enjoyed. Outside work he enjoys the outdoor life, travelling around in his campervan call Flo.
Debra Reiblein - Accounts Manager
Debra has played many different parts at Music for Schools since she started in 2014. Debra now makes sure that all aspects of the MfSF accounts are shipshape, and we really don't know where we'd be without her! Debra loves many different types of music, and ran an events and promotion company staging live concerts to feature new bands and artists. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her grandchildren.
Caroline Bentley - Tuition Liaison
Caroline is the newest member of the team and looks after any parent and tutor questions, as well as scheduling children’s lessons and liaising with schools. Caroline learned to play recorder and flute at junior school and feels it’s important for children to have the opportunity to learn an instrument. Her claim to fame is playing the flute solo in Silent Night at the school Christmas carol service. When not working she enjoys time with her family including two young grandsons, and also watching live music and theatre.