Luton Music Service

 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 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.


Kerry Watson – Music Service Manager
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Julia Fraser – Operations Manager
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Lynda Smith – Admin Manager

Catherine Payton – Admin Assistant

Patricia Albone – Clerical Assistant

To contact us, email:

Music teachers

Riad Abji Guitar/African Drumming
Mike Chidell Upper Strings
Jo Coombes Early Years, Foundation & Primary
Adam Cowburn Percussion/Ukulele
Julia Fraser Voice
Claire Frost Woodwind
Chris Gawkowski Woodwind
Charlene Knight  
Philip Knight Guitar/Ukulele
Steve Merriman Woodwind/Ukulele
Andrea Carew  
Vabiz Parks Upper Strings
Alice Payne Lower Strings
Caroline Fitch Voice/Guitar
Helen Ronald Woodwind
Simon Router Brass
Billy Strachan Percussion
Ellie Fromow Voice
Ellie Thomas-McCann Guitar
Kerry Watson Voice
Helen Wingate Lower Strings/Ukulele

To contact us, email:

Music tutors (weeknights & Saturday mornings)

Harriet Baker
Adam Cowburn
Tony Coaker
Richard Cowling
Chris Doggett
Julia Fraser
Claire Frost
Shirley Gray
Katie Jenkins
Gareth Lloyd
Eddie Morgan
Shirley Plummer
Nick Ridout
Simon Router
Billy Strachan
Ellie Fromow
Kerry Watson

To contact us, email:


Luton Music Service Safeguarding Policy September 2018