Musica Kirklees Staff

Musica Kirklees is a Charitable Trust.  We have a senior management team headed up by Thom Meredith who work closely with our stakeholders (parents/carers, pupils and schools), teaching and non-teaching staff and our board of directors.

Senior Management Team

Thom Meredith - Principal

Peter McHugh - Vice Principal

Nick Dolling - Assistant Principal


Area Managers

Nicola Bell (Mirfield)

Ginette Eady (Holme Valley)

Jennifer Isaacs (Batley)

Adam Kingham (Shelley)

Julian Wightman (Colne Valley)


Teaching Staff

Woodwind Department

  • Mrs N Bell
  • Mrs J Isaacs
  • Mrs T Mansfield
  • Mrs R O'Sullivan
  • Miss L Stafford
  • Miss J Taylor

Brass Department

  • Mr J Atkins
  • Mr G Brown
  • Mr C Lennon
  • Mr N Dolling
  • Mrs D Dransfield
  • Mr A Kingham
  • Mr S Mansfield
  • Mr J Wightman


String Department

  • Miss K Chappell
  • Mrs C Kelly
  • Mr W Mace
  • Mr P Simons
  • Miss N Sixsmith
  • Miss G Tilley
  • Miss I Williamson
  • Mrs J Worboys-Hodgson

Percussion Department

  • Mrs C Clegg
  • Mr M Delaney
  • Mr T Merry
  • Mr P Needham
  • Mrs L Thompson
  • Mr M Zakers

Vocal Department

  • Ms L Austin
  • Mrs E Barber
  • Mrs S Bennett
  • Mr S Bradnum
  • Mrs J Frith
  • Mrs D Hemingway
  • Mr T Meredith
  • Mr P Needham
  • Mrs T Waller

Guitar Department

  • Mr P Batchelar
  • Ms R Crosby
  • Ms G Eady
  • Miss S Edwards
  • Mrs J Robinson
  • Miss H Roulson
  • Mr T Vasdaris

Piano/Keyboard Department

  • Ms L Austin
  • Mrs N Bell
  • Mrs J Dolling
  • Mrs R Garside
  • Mr S Kitchen
  • Ms J Mellor
  • Mrs L Pearson
  • Miss I Williamson

Electric Guitar/Music Technology Department

  • Mr M Crone
  • Mr R Rideout
  • Mr M Scriven
  • Mr R Swallow

Administrative Staff

  • Natalie Brown
  • Debbie Gee
  • Caroline Limb (Quality Assurance)
  • Niki Matthews (PA to Principal)
  • Claire Parsons
  • Claire Silversides
  • Sara Zbos

Centre Co-Ordinators

  • Mrs P Graham (Batley)
  • Mrs S Zbos (Colne Valley)
  • Mrs S Cieciala (Holme Valley & Central Ensembles)
  • Mrs R Sixsmith (Shelley)

Curriculum Department

  • Mrs J Sims

Auxiliary Staff

  • Alice Brook