Meet the Sound Connections team
Our dedicated team work across our specialisms to create high quality musical opportunities for young Londoners, support music practitioners and strengthen the music sector. Read more and get in touch!
Philip Flood is responsible for the strategy and overall management of the organisation. He is a member of the GLA Music Education Steering Group and adviser to a range of music organisations. Previously, he was Head of LSO Discovery and prior to this, Education Director for Spitalfields Festival and Head of Music and Media at a large London FE college. He is an advisor for the PRS for Music Foundation and has also been a trustee of spnm, now Sound and Music, and the British Arts Festivals Association.
Jennifer Raven leads on Youth Voice and Challenging Circumstances strands, as well as providing specialist consultancy to a wide range of partner organisations to increase participation. Previously she worked for ARK Schools. In 2009 she co-founded Fairbeats! a charity with a focus on music-making for young refugees and new migrant communities. Jennifer studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and University of Bristol.
Julia Roderick manages our early years strand, including the London Early Years Music Network (LEYMN) and Early Years Apprenticeship Programme, as well as supporting the delivery of Sound Connections’ training activity. Previously she worked for Aurora Orchestra, as Director of Learning and Participation, where she developed the flourishing concert series Far Far Away for babies and toddlers. She has also worked for Wigmore Hall and City of London Sinfonia.
Tej Adeleye is Programme Coordinator at Sound Connections. She supports the delivery of the Early Years, Challenging Circumstances and Workforce Development programmes, and Sound Connections’ consultancy service. She has previously worked in a variety of social justice, youth arts and media organisations. Tej is also a journalist and radio show host – you can tune in every Sunday morning at 10am on NTS Radio for her show, Floating Roofs, for interviews, jazz and worldwide folk.
Helen Evans is a Programme Coordinator at Sound Connections, and she is responsible for organising Sound Connections’ training programmes. She devises and manages courses and provides information, advice and guidance to music leaders and teachers. She is the main point of contact for Music Education Hubs and organisations engaging with singing and organises singing training events.
Programme Coordinator (Maternity Cover)
Daisy Kelly-Granger is providing maternity cover as Programme Coordinator for Wired4Music. Previously she worked as a mentor, youth support worker and music workshop leader with young people in challenging circumstances. She has over ten years of experience as a self-managed music artist and professional vocalist, plays electric guitar and also produces. Daisy has also worked as artist liaison and production assistant at major UK music festivals and studied at BRIT School and Goldsmiths University of London.
Adem works on Wired4Music, the network for Londoners aged 16-25 all interested in music. Directly supporting network members through practical advice and guidance, Adem coordinates the Wired4Music Leadership Programme and is always on hand for a chat, either at Wired4Music drop-ins or on the phone. Outside of his role at Sound Connections, Adem can be found producing and promoting live music around the country as well as writing and performing original music.
Samuel Scott is the Programme Assistant at Sound Connections and supports the team in all strands of their work. He is also responsible for our social media channels, the Sound Connections website and our fortnightly newsletter. Sam plays the piano and drums, is a keen music collector and a passionate fan of many diverse musical genres. He has also helped deliver music software workshops to young people and adults in the past.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- RT @MusicExLondon "Still time to sign up to @ISM_trust today's hosted webinar led by MEL Advocate Keir Crawley… https://t.co/wlQmAPhwSC,
- A great opp for #earlyyears practitioners - musical or not- to learn more about child initiated music making… https://t.co/E2EGLOwOPP,
- .@MusicExLondon #TeachMeet @listermusicdept, 4 May 2017. #KS3 music teachers - sign up to FREE webinar tomorrow too… https://t.co/nS7uuUlHwy,
- Proud to be a member of a great organisation like @LondonYouth who share our core values. Check out their website:… https://t.co/I0PvgMdWce,
- Do you work in #earlyyears? Join us + #LEYMN member/animateur John Webb @KintorewayNS for this child-led masterclas… https://t.co/DwVmtuaHgH,
- This #bankholiday - join #CCMN members @Every1sCtree for a wonderful of music, arts, workshops, food and more… https://t.co/RCRkNuFviJ,
- Delighted to be welcoming the newest member of the @SConnections team today - Great to have you on board… https://t.co/a3i1WUAFPv,
- RT @MusicExLondon "Sign up to @ISM_trust hosted webinar led by MEL Advocate Keir Crawley https://t.co/KLU5XDvDzj …" https://t.co/e88PPxqs74,
- Brand new Early Childhood Music course, validated by @TrinityC_L and led by fantastic #earlyyears #musiced educator… https://t.co/s4SirC7QOd,
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,