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Meet the team

Bringing high-quality music education to children and young people in West Sussex.
James Underwood, Chief Executive, West Sussex Music

James Underwood, Chief Executive

“Back in 2013, West Sussex County Council took the bold step to embark on a project aimed at creating an independent, charitable organisation to continue the delivery of music education to the schools and children of West Sussex, and West Sussex Music was born. Suffice to say, the initiative has been a great success and I am hugely proud of where we are today. We have continued to nurture, inspire and enrich the lives of children through the transformational power of music as well as expanding our range of specialist support for schools. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all those who have helped and supported us along the way.”

Alison Sutton

Assistant Head
Head of Learning

Paul Smyth

Assistant Head
Head of Participation

Lou Pickett

Head of Operations

Lee Hume

Head of Finance

Jane Swindells

Primary Curriculum Manager

Ben Dowsett

Secondary Curriculum Manager

John Randall

Music Centres Manager

Elizabeth Leondaritis

Youth Engagement Manager

Sarah O’Connell

Tuition Manager

Lynelle Harding

Finance Manager

Mike Hart

Stock Control Manager

Rachel Maby

Schools Singing Leader

Chloe Breach

Senior Arts Administrator

Heather Downie

Arts Administrator

Shelley Young

Schools Administrator

Jo Anderson

Schools Administrator

Nicola Lowe

Schools Administrator

Customer Accounts Administrators

Mandy Gibbard

Maddie Maddison

Kate Wright

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