Luton Music Service

We’re Luton’s music service, a team of specialist music teachers and supporting staff who work with teachers and young people to bring music to life in Luton. We’re part of Luton Borough Council.

We’re the lead organisation in The Mix, Luton’s music education hub, which means we co-ordinate, manage and develop the work of the Hub, as well as taking the following activities into schools:

  • Whole class tuition – weekly tuition in a range of instruments involving classes of up to 30 pupils
  • Small group tuition – weekly tuition in groups of 3-6 in school but outside the main classroom
  • Singing activities – a range of activities such as singing assemblies, concerts involving groups of schools, choirs in school and more

… and providing for young people out of school:

Who we are

We’re a small team, comprising the management team and music teaching team.

Management

Kerry Watson – Music Service Manager

Julia Fraser – Operations Manager

Lynda Smith – Admin Manager

Catherine Payton – Admin Assistant

Patricia Albone – Clerical Assistant

To contact us, email: lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk

Music teachers

Riad Abji Guitar/African Drumming
Michael Chidell Upper Strings
Tony Coaker Guitar/Keyboard
Jo Coombes Early Years, Foundation & Primary
Adam Cowburn Percussion
Julia Fraser Voice
Claire Frost Woodwind
Chris Gawkowski Woodwind
Philip Knight Guitar
Mark Newport Voice
Vabiz Parks Upper Strings
Alice Payne Lower Strings
Clive Reeves Brass
Jonnie Rice Guitar
Helen Ronald Woodwind
Simon Router Brass
Billy Strachan Percussion
Ellie Turton Voice
Kerry Watson Voice

To contact us, email: lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk

Music tutors (weeknights & Saturday mornings)

Jonathan Burrett
Tony Coaker
Richard Cowling
Chris Doggett
Julia Fraser
Claire Frost
Katie Jenkins
Gareth Lloyd
Eddie Morgan
Matt Quick
Nick Ridout
Simon Router
Billy Strachan
Kerry Watson
David Woods

To contact us, email: lutonmusicservice@luton.gov.uk