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The Headley Fellowship programme is an exciting investment in the talents of UK-based creative educators offered by Trinity Laban, through funding from the Headley Trust.

These Fellowships are designed to support the professional development of those working, or wishing to work, in creative education practice (for example community musicians, animateurs, workshop leaders or arts practitioners), in any setting, with any age group.

This fellowship is specifically aimed at music educators specialising in creative and collaborative learning practices e.g. workshop leading, animatership or community music practices.

Each Headley Fellowship Award Includes:

  • £2,000 bursary towards Teaching Musician Full Diploma (PGDip Full) programme fees
  • Equivalent to 47 days’ placement, working on the development and delivery of participatory projects with Trinity Laban Learning and Participation (Music) with associated stipend payment of c.£2,204.30
  • Individually tailored mentoring support

We are not accepting applications for the Headley Fellowship programme at this time.

Read more about our current fellows and what they hope to achieve through the Fellowship below: 

2017 Headley Fellows

Lisa Bannon

Lisa Bannon

Lisa studied for a BA in Music, Radio, Film and TV at Christ Church College, Canterbury. After a career in TV drama, Lisa returned to her musical roots to teach early years music at North London Colourstrings Centre and whole class recorder and musicianship in the state sector.

Through the Headley Fellowship Lisa is keen to explore the role of the Music Leader / Animateur in new and diverse settings.

Maisha Adams-Amalemba

Maisha Adams-Amalemba has been playing steel pan since she was 10 years old, and started teaching it at 17. She gained a First class honours in Music Composition and Technology from the University of Hertfordshire in 2010. During her time at university, she continued to teach steel for the Haringey music service.

Maisha is currently a full-time peripatetic steel pan teacher with a passion for playing and arranging music for her students to play. Maisha not only plays for the Pan Nation Steel Orchestra, a community steel band in Tottenham, but she is also their captain and assists their musical arranger.

With the support of the Headley Fellowship, Maisha would like to create holiday workshops for the youth and develop large group teaching skills.

Eugene McCloskeyEugene M

Eugene has performed music for many years and enjoyed a variety of styles including classical, punk and international folk. He has taken on influences from travelling and living in different countries: across USA and Europe, particularly Spain, Poland and Germany. Whilst in the UK he has received funding for the facilitation of music community projects and obtained an MA in Music and Sonic Media from the University Sussex.

His main instruments are guitar and violin, often combined with electrics and electronics.

Through the Headley Fellowship Eugene hopes to consolidate his experience of community projects and one to one teaching, whilst developing inclusive workshops and facilitation skills for improvisation, sound art, composition, and performance.

Gemma Storr

Award winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Gemma Storr is known for her ground-breaking performance and composition work with the Minds Ear Orchestra, Singers Playtime, and National Snack.

With a background in mixed arts and community devising, her pieces explore the positive effects of creative play and musical games on non-musicians, amateurs, and professional players. She specialises in working with large groups of mixed level performers, whole class teaching, and facilitation of composition, improvisation, and band workshops.

She hopes that through the Headley Fellowship Scheme, she can explore and refine her creative practice, forge new relationships with partner organisations, and be inspired and informed by the ideas and work of the students and faculty.