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 Our Governors 

As a registered charity the Elgar School of Music is governed by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for ensuring that the organisation is run properly and within the law. Complimenting the Board of Trustees are additional people that bring their unique expertise and skills in the running of the school. Together these people make up the Board of Governors. 

The Head of School reports to the Governors on a regular basis and ensures that the information flows both to and from the board appropriately.

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Peter Sheeran

Chairman of the Board

CEO of the English Symphony Orchestra until August 2016, joint Head of the Elgar School of Music 2007-2014. Currently manages the Worcestershire Music Library on behalf of the Elgar School of music. 

Outside interests include setting up a website ( and writing a blog ( dedicated to the work of Agatha Christie. 

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Noriko Tsuzaki

Head of School

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Kate Fawcett



John Brierley


John has a strong business background as well as being an accomplish organist, musical director, and teacher.

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Janine Parsons


Janine has over the last few years enjoyed a busy schedule as Head of the Elgar School of Music where she continues to teach and perform regularly. She now enjoys her work as a freelance pianist and teacher. She is a visiting piano teacher at Abberley Hall School, Worcester and Bedstone College, Shropshire and is currently developing a teacher training course for pianists.


Susan Humes


Originally from Northern Ireland, Susan has been with the Worcester Family Law Practice since 2010 as an Associate Solicitor and purchased the company with Marisa Hackett in October 2015. 

She is a gold patron of Worcester Live, a trustee of the Elgar School of Music, Worcester Municipal Charities, and Kinship Carers UK, as well as being on the board of Asha, a women's centre for vulnerable women in Worcestershire. 

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Nick Sandy


Nick has had almost 30 years of being in general practice and advising businesses of all types. 

He originally trained with Spice and Pegler in the late 1970s and qualified in 1982. He then moved to Worcester in 1984 to join a small practice before graduating to a partner in the national firm, PKF in 1989.  
He followed this by setting up his own practice with his wife and built this up successfully before merging to form The Richards Sandy Partnership in 2005.


Nick's interests revolve around running, singing in the local community choir and he has been known to turn out in the annual village panto!

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Ian Venables


Katie Dixon


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