THOMAS HUGHES (Specialist Musical Practitioner & Director)

Instruments Played:
Piano; Saxophones; Keyboard; Recorder; Whistles; Accordion; Guitar; Tenor Guitar; Fiddle/Viola; Percussion.

Thomas studied piano, saxophone and music theory. At school and college he was involved in a variety of music groups, bands and orchestras. He has performed in venues such as St David’s Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and local venues such as the Shire Hall and The Courtyard. Music from his recordings has also been aired on BBC Radio.

Thomas' specialist areas: folk/traditional music; minimal/ambient music; instrumental and primary music teaching.

Thomas has worked in the education sector since 2003 and is an established instrumental tutor. He has also spent many years working as a specialist music teacher and subject coordinator in primary education. Thomas is a published author of a short story and two music books.

Thomas' role as a senior music practitioner currently includes:
Teaching - children & adults.
Music consultancy - primary education.
Performing, composing & arranging.
Music transcription & engraving.
Director of a community choir.

Professional qualifications include:
Fellowship Diploma in Music Education - FTCL
Licentiate Diploma in Music Teaching - LTCL
Certificate in Wider Opportunities Music Teaching - Trinity Guildhall
Certificate in the Neuroscience of Music in Therapy
Diploma in Music Therapy
Diploma in Sound Therapy
Diploma in Child Psychology
Certificate in Educational Psychology
Certificate in General Teaching
Diploma in Business Administration
NVQ in Learning Support
CertHE in Nursing Studies

Thomas is a registered music teacher with the Musician’s Union and holds an enhanced DBS with Herefordshire Council.

Mandatory training (regularly updated)
Child Protection in Education - Level 2 (EduCare)
First Aid Essentials - Level 2 (West Midlands Ambulance Service)
PREVENT training/Channel Awareness (College of Policing)
GDPR Data Protection training - Level 2 (EduCare)