South East Derbyshire Music Centre Trust (SEDMC Trust) is the registered charity that runs SEDMC.
Our Trustees volunteer their time to oversee the way the Music Centre is run, as well as deciding the future development of the centre to ensure that it continues to provide a space for young people to make music in Amber Valley and Erewash.
Our Trustees have a responsibility in a number of areas including, finances, marketing, sponsorship and fundraising, developing and updating our policies and making strategic decision affecting the future of the centre.
View our current policies
We’re always on the look out for keen and enthusiastic people to join our team of Trustees!
Luke Stanley (Chair)
I joined as a trustee as my partner is a tutor, I loved hearing how music centre helped him as a child and is still inspiring others too. Not being musical myself meant I couldn’t join in any clubs, but as a trustee, I can help ensure the centre continues to provide the space for young people to make music together.
Ed Inskipp (Treasurer)
I originally got involved with SEDMC in 2009 when my daughter joined the equivalent of Saturday Strings Club to give her the opportunity to play Cello as part of a beginners ensemble. I was so impressed with the variety of music on offer and with the enthusiasm of the teachers, administrators and volunteers who support the centre, that it wasn’t long before I switched from being just a taxi service for my daughter to playing in some of the ensembles myself, and later joining the Trustees as Treasurer. Whether you are just starting out, or already a confident musician, SEDMC offers a brilliant opportunity to develop your skills and perform with others who love making music.
Phillip Thornhill (Secretary)
Chris Knapp (Trustee)
Chris Holwell (Trustee)
All three of my children spent some time at Music Centre, with one of them attending for years playing the tuba. As someone who came to music in my 40s, when I took up the Celtic harp, I wish I’d had something as good as music centre to join when I was a boy.
Rachel Marshall (Trustee)
Mark Shearing (Trustee)
Diane Wadey (Trustee)
I have chosen to become a trustee as without help from volunteers SEDMC would not be able to provide the musical opportunities for all its Students. My two children are currently members and have benefited not only from the musical activities but also the social aspects meeting with individuals from all ages. Its great to see them progess from the first few notes to then playing in National festivals