Dr Robert Wells
Professorial Staff - Academic Studies
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444
Robert is an internationally experienced arts educationalist. He has worked across a broad range of formal and non-formal settings: primary schools to higher education, dementia centres to prisons, even leading arts education across an entire country. Some of the UK’s most respected ensembles, orchestras and venues (Royal Festival Hall, Barbican Centre, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Brodsky Quartet) have used him as a leader or advisor for their education projects.
Robert has been Programme Leader for Professional Studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Module Leader and professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Subject Leader for Creative Art for the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates. He helped develop the first joint international Masters programme in music, working with other conservatoires across Europe. He has created, managed and been consultant for numerous innovative projects across the UK, most notably the development of the non-formal strand of Musical Futures, and helped to develop the arts curriculum and specialist arts schools across the UAE. His work has been the focus of research for institutions and organisations including the Institute of Education, NESTA, and Youth Music. He is currently working for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in their iHub team as a Senior Education Designer.