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This section of my site is really intended to be my online CV, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

You may also like to take a look at my bass player performance Bio if you are interested in knowing more about me as a musician.


I have been making music since my early teen years, and now am in a lucky position where, combined with arts management, I get to do it for a living. I’m the bass player for Punjabi electronica band The Dhol Foundation, second mestre for Reading’s community samba band Beatroots, and play for a range of other bands and artists.

My time is split between working as a freelance music educator, workshop facilitator, and arts project manager based in the south east of England.

I see all the different strands of my work, be it delivering workshops, managing other practitioners, or supporting schools, as strongly connected with a creative education theme. This has emerged and developed over time and is a prime consideration when taking on new work.

I’m very used to working in partnership with many different organisations ranging from local borough councils to small independently run voluntary organisations. I put relationships at the centre of most of the work I do and fell this is key when working in partnership.

Education & Qualifications

  1. BA combined honours, Music with media and popular culture, University College Northampton

  2. Diploma in Contemporary Music, Guildford Academy of Contemporary Music

  3. A-levels, East Berkshire College, Communication Studies, English Literature, Psychology, General Studies

  4. Nine GCSE's Grades A - C, Windsor Boys School

Other Qualifications

  1. Arts Award Adviser (Bronze & Silver)

  2. Philosophy for children, level 1

Work Related Learning

  1. Using Improvisation in your Workshops, Music Leader London

  2. Experts on the ground (work with young offenders), Thames Valley Partnership

  3. Foundation in Cuban/Brazilian percussion, One Voice Music

  4. Working with mixed ability groups, Music Leader London

  5. Introduction to Indian percussion, Readipop

  6. Train the Trainer, Arts Council England

  7. Community Arts Training, Slough Arts Development

  8. Diversity and Equality, Arts Council England

  9. Effective Time Management, Activia Ltd.

  10. First Aid in the Workplace, St. John's Ambulance

  11. MS Excel Intermediate/Advanced Level, Activia Ltd

  12. Race Equality Training, Slough Borough Council

  13. Tax & Self Employment, Music Leader London

Quotes & Testimony
"It’s often a struggle working with a generation of teens that appear to show little emotion or excitement about anything. Rob has been both enthusiastic and encouraging at these times, and our young people voluntarily re-appear every week!"

- Sally Tugwell, Outreach Youth Worker, Iver Educational Trust

"I know the Creative Partnerships team will particularly miss you... You've put a great deal into Creative Partnerships Slough and have made a genuine difference to their work"
- Jane Bryant, former Head of Development, Arts Council England South East

Please also take a look at my portfolio for examples of the work that I undertake, and am available to deliver.

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