Board of Trustees

As a registered charity we comply with UK law governing charitable bodies. Oversight of the organization is provided by a board of trustees, elected by members at the Annual General Meeting held in March each year. The Chair is elected by trustees at a board meeting in May,  serves for a year and may stand for re-election the following year.


jayJay Deeble, Chair

I am a music educator, working with musicians from preschool to retirement, & have spent my life in music education and teacher training.  I have served within a number of music education strategy groups at national level and have been engaged in music education charities. But mainly I just like making music

EW__162Elizabeth Watkin, Vice Chair

After initial training and qualification in Sydney Elizabeth I gained my UK Dalcroze Certificate. I teach for Hertfordshire Music Service where most of my work is as an Early Years music specialist. I also prepare older children for Dalcroze Rhythmics Grade exams.

Andrew Davidson_162Andrew Davidson

I am an Australian theatre director, musician, and educator based in
London. My work includes plays, musicals, opera, and youth arts. I
studied theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA),
composition at the University of Sydney, and Dalcroze at Longy School of Music in the USA. I am an Associate Lecturer at Drama Centre London and teach Dalcroze at City Lit.

Gail__162Gail Dudson

Director of Yorkshire Youth & Music, a community music education company working across the whole of Yorkshire, with children in challenging circumstances. I also work as a Management and Leadership trainer, and as a freelance consultant. I has been working in the arts and music for almost 30 years.

NG__162Nicola Gaines

Former Chair of Dalcroze UK, I have been a ballet and dance teacher throughout my career and currently teach at the Royal Ballet School. I am now the Society’s Treasurer.

JohnHabron__162John Habron

Senior Lecturer in Music at Coventry University and Senior Research Fellow in the MASARA research group, North-West University, South Africa. I convene the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies. As a music therapist I work mainly with people with dementia.

TomR__162Tom Rowson

I am currently Director of Planning at University College London. I previously worked at King’s College London following ten years as a management consultant with PA Consulting, working primarily within higher education and the public sector.