The Staff of The Music PoolRob Strawson
(Artistic Director) has worked for many years as a performer, songwriter, teacher, promoter and workshop leader with people of all ages and abilities.
He has a strong commitment to music as an essential, not peripheral, part of the everyday lives of everybody in the community.Dennis Schiavon
(Administrator) has had several years' varied experience in local government in Herefordshire, and holds the AAT qualification in public sector finance.
He is also a freelance musician, singer, songwriter and actor, having gained a BA actor/musician degree at Rose Bruford College, and has toured, recorded and broadcast extensively.Mina N Payne
(General Assistant) is active in several areas of the arts, in performing, stage management and administration, in addition to her work with The Music Pool.
She has a performing arts degree from the Hereford College of Arts, was a leading member of 4Play Theatre Company, and has helped run ZOO Venues at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for over ten years.Jack Sibley
(Youth Music Project Manager) has had experience in many areas of community arts, including being the Musical Director for Urban Sprawl, Yorkshire's only homeless theatre company, and running knitting and film clubs on a dementia ward. He also has a BA in Music from Leeds University.
Alongside his work at The Music Pool, Jack is a musician and songwriter and volunteers with The Friends of Castle Green.