New Interviews with Coventry Music Staff that tell their Stories of Musical Inclusion

Fri 6 May 2022
Left to right: Mark Steele, Joe Cook and Claire Tyler

We’re really proud to work in close partnership with five Music Education Hubs to support musical inclusion across the West Midlands. Over the last few months, writer and researcherAnita Holford has been chatting to members of staff at Coventry Music to find out more about how and why inclusion is so important to their programme, workforce and delivery.

In this new series of interviews, meet Coventry Music Lead, Mark Steele, Learning and Development Officer, Claire Tyler, and Music Engagement Officer, Joe Cook. Joe and Claire share their experiences of working with children from a range of backgrounds with different needs. Mark gives an overview of Coventry Music as a whole, and the connections he has made through MAC Makes Music to help develop inclusive practice within their music hub.

Coventry Music Hub is part of the MAC MEH Strategy Group – five hubs who meet monthly, to support and challenge each other to move the needle on inclusion in their organisations and partnerships. The group is facilitated by Holly Radford, who leads ‘MAC Makes Music’, part of Midlands Arts Centre. The work is backed by Youth Music, thanks to the National Lottery via Arts Council England.