As well as our tutors being a truly amazing bunch, we want you to know that even the administration of your child's lessons is completed by musical people!
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 trio, and she also likes to delve into family history.
Tony Preece- Tuition Co-ordinator
Tony joined Music for Schools in April 2018 on a part time basis. He is a keen brass player and started on Euphonium over 40 years ago as a result of a visit to his school by a local music organisation. Since then Tony has played in a variety of brass bands and sung in several choirs, but for the last 20 years he’s been playing trombone in a Big Band. He likes all kinds of music from classical to rock, but he’s never forgotten how he got started in music and is passionate about helping others have the same chance he had. So when he heard about the role of Tuition Co-ordinator he applied straight away and now looks after around 30 tutors, helping them deliver great tuition across the UK.
Debra Reiblein - Accounts
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.
Lucy Clipsom - Tuition Co-ordinator
Lucy joined Music for Schools in November 2017, having originally applied to be a tutor! She started playing the cornet from an early age and took up the saxophone aged 14, proving you can play any mixture of instruments that you want!! She plays tenor saxophone regularly in Force Ten Big Band and is the principal cornet player in Uttoxeter Town Brass Band. This means lots and lots of live performances! Lucy also teaches privately, and helps to lead the Uttoxeter development band which has over 20 musicians aged between 7 and 73 years old! Lucy looks after the tutors and schools in Kent, Essex and Leeds, and is currently working on lots of arrangements for the music for our Fun Days!
Alan Summers - Regional Development
Alan came on board with Music for Schools right at the very beginning. Alan spends most of his time driving around the country, enthralling children with his musical instruments and encouraging them to take up playing. Alan believes passionately in what we do, and can often be found talking to headteachers about the benefits of having a musical school! When not playing for Music for Schools, Alan is a member of numerous bands where he spends a lot of time blowing his own trumpet!