About us

Who we are

Coventry Music was founded in 2017. It was formerly known and historically more recognisable as Coventry Performing Arts Service by many Coventry residents.

Many people in the city will have grown up taking part in music in their schools, and events across the city, including very fondly remembered Mornings of Music (ask your mum or dad) and we continue to maintain the same high standards of service, providing access to music for all young people across the city.

We are a music hub working with Coventry Council and many other partners, funded by the Arts Council.

We are a small team with a mix of talented musicians and expert and supportive administrative staff, as well as a larger team of freelance music tutors who work with us to teach in schools across the city and at the music centre at Drapers' Hall.

Our values

We are the major provider of music activity to children and young people across Coventry and deliver this in partnership with schools, partners and regional arts organisations. Coventry Music strives to support schools, raise standards and to provide an inclusive, diverse, rich and balanced programme along with opportunities for training and development.

We ensure high-quality teaching and learning across a wide variety of diverse styles and genres working with professional artists from many cultural backgrounds and provide a number of high profile performance opportunities which showcase talent, progression and achievement.

Read all our policies.

Job Vacancies


Music tutor vacancies

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We are always looking for exceptional and passionate music educators to join our workforce and welcome applications to our tutor workforce across all disciplines of music.

To apply to work for us on a self-employed/freelance basis you can apply on our online application form

You may find this guide helpul to complete your application Handy Jets Help Guide

if you would like to know more about any of our vacancies then please get in touch with us at music@coventry.gov.uk

Meet the Coventry Music Team

Here is our amazing Coventry Music Team and the tutors who work with us.

Core Music Team

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Mark Steele - Coventry Music Lead

Mark leads the team at Coventry Music. He also plays the Tuba and teaches brass

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Mark Patton - Learning & Development Lead

Mark is in charge of planning events and contemporary music groups. Mark plays guitar and is a member of a Rock Band

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Mark Allison - Learning & Development Lead

Mark is our most experienced team member and directs the brass & woodwind groups. He plays the trumpet and teaches brass

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Claire Tyler - Learning & Development Lead

Claire plays the ukulele, flute, keyboard and sings. She is also often found being a musical director

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Arjun Jethwa - Music Engagement Officer

Arjun is a talented flautist. He teaches flute & woodwind, leads the Flute Quartet at Coventry Music & supports the Brass & Wind Band

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Dan Wilby - Music Engagement Officer

Dan teaches drums and Percussion. He is our newest member of the team

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Joe Cook - Music Engagement Officer

Joe is a talented lyricist and musician. He leads the Positive choices Projects at Coventry Music

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Kevin Stannard - Music Engagement Officer

Kevin teaches piano, keyboard and singing as well as being a talented composer. He writes the music for the Coventry Music Cantatas.

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Victoria Clayton - Music Engagement Officer

Vicky teaches brass, ukulele and singing and leads with early years for the team.

Admin Team

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Amy Randall - Admin Lead

Amy manages the instruments and resources, as well as leading the marketing for Coventry Music

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Emma Driver - Senior Administrator

Emma is our customer relations administrator and can help with all your questions and queries.

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Esme Sykes - Senior Administrator

Esme supports with finance and marketing for the Coventry Music team

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Becky Twite - Finance Officer

Becky works part time for Coventry Music supporting us with finance and project support

Music Tutors

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Brass and Recorder Tutor

Primary Instrument - Tenor Horn

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Brass Tutor

Primary Instrument - Euphonium

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Brass Tutor

Primary Instrument - Trumpet

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Trumpet and Trombone Tutor

Primary Instrument - Trumpet

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Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Flute

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Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Saxophone

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Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Saxophone

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Woodwind & Harp Tutor

Primary Instrument - Harp

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Keyboard & Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Oboe

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Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Clarinet

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Woodwind Tutor

Primary Instrument - Flute

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Keyboard and Flute Tutor

Primary Instrument - Flute

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Upper Strings Tutor

Primary Instrument - Violin

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Strings Tutor

Primary Instrument - Strings

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Upper Strings Tutor

Primary Instrument - Violin

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Strings Tutor

Primary Instrument - Violin

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Keyboard, Piano and Organ Tutor

Primary Instrument - Organ

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Piano and upper strings tutor

Primary instrument - Piano

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Piano and Keyboard Tutor

Primary instrument - Piano

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Upper Strings and Keyboard Tutor

Primary Instrument - Violin

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Guitar, piano & Drums Tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar/Bass

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Guitar and Ukulele Tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar

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Guitar and Ukulele Teacher

Primary Instrument - Guitar

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Guitar, Ukulele and Drums Tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar

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Keyboard and Guitar Tutor

Primary Instrument - Piano/Keyboard

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Ukulele and Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - Ukulele

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Guitar and Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - Drums

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Keyboard and Cello Tutor

Primary instrument - Piano

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Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - Steel Pans

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Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - Drums

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Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - Drums

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Percussion Tutor

Primary Instrument - world drums

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Drum, composition and music production Tutor

Primary Instrument - Drums

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Brass, Ukulele & Guitar Tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar

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Guitar, drums, keyboard and music production Tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar/Bass

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Ukulele, Recorder and Choir tutor

Primary Instrument - Ukulele

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Singing tutor

Primary Instrument - Voice

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Violin and Singing Tutor

Primary Instrument - Violin

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Guitar and singing tutor

Primary Instrument - Guitar

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Singing, Piano and trumpet tutor

Primary Instrument - Voice