Trust Music Governance and Staff

  • Nigel M Taylor (Chair)

    Nigel M Taylor (Chair)

    Nigel M Taylor has enjoyed a long career in music education, initially as a secondary school teacher, then head of music services, county music adviser, Ofsted inspector, and assistant director of education for a large local authority. He has been chair of the Federation of Music Services, was the founding chair of Music Mark, and continues to be a member of the UK's Music Education Council and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

    He now works as a freelance music education consultant with national organisations such as Arts Council, ABRSM, Music Mark and The Music Commission, along with a number of music education hubs throughout England. He is currently chair of the board of Trust Music and is a trustee of the Bolton and Farnworth Multi-Academy Trust. Nigel has sustained a profile as a conductor here and in Germany. In 2020 Nigel marks 40 years working in music education.

  • Carolyn Baxendale MBE (Education Adviser)

    Carolyn Baxendale MBE (Education Adviser)

    Carolyn graduated with a Masters of Music from Manchester University in 1984 and has followed this with a career in music education. She has been Head of Bolton Music Service since 2008, and also leads the Greater Manchester Music Hub, working with a wide range of regional and national partners to ensure that music education is supported and continues to thrive in our Greater Manchester region.

    Carolyn is a national advocate for music education and through her contributions to Arts Council England development groups, the ABRSM Music Education Committee, the Music Commission and the DfE Model Curriculum Panel she aims to influence the national debate on the future of music education. She is currently a board member at the RNCM, Chetham’s School of Music and the charity Trust Music. Her musical expertise lies in choral conducting and she currently directs a number of local youth and adult choirs. She was awarded an MBE in January 2016 for services to music and the community and an Honorary Doctor of Arts from Bolton University in July 2018.

  • Patricia Tremayne

    Patricia Tremayne

    Patricia Tremayne is the Business Development and Fundraising Manager for Bolton Music Service, being employed by the service since 2001, and works with the Greater Manchester Music Hub on its many projects and events.

    Patricia is passionate about music education and the benefits that it can bring to everyone. She is committed to providing musical opportunities for both children and adults, focusing on those people and groups who might otherwise find it difficult to access music.

    When not organising projects, looking for new opportunities or managing events, Patricia is usually fundraising or raising awareness for music and the arts.

  • Rob Tinniswood (Treasurer)

    Rob Tinniswood (Treasurer)

    Rob studied Architecture at Manchester University, and whilst studying spent his spare time as an active drummer & percussionist in and around the North West.
    Whilst at school, Rob was a long time member of Bolton Music Centre, then later Bolton Symphony Orchestra, as well being a member of both Eagley & Wingates Brass Bands.
    Early in his career, Rob also taught percussion for both Bolton Music Service and Canon Slade School.

    It was business, however, that was to be his calling, with an early career break working for a large American toy manufacturer, the largest rota-moulder company in the world at the time, whose products were supplied to major retailers all over the world. His progression, since, has led to Rob being a Director and CFO of four UK companies.
    Those companies are in very different sectors (distribution, retail, hospitality & property) which has allowed a unique perspective on all aspects of business.

    Rob was a founding trustee of Trust Music, believing that the many skills he learned as a young member of ensembles within the Bolton Music Service were invaluable in his career. When he was growing up, as an 80's teenager, those services were free, but Rob has never forgotten how valuable they were.
    Now, especially as those services are no longer free for families, Rob wants to make sure that all children can share those same experiences and gain those life skills without cost being a barrier.

  • Daniel Chandler

    Daniel Chandler

    Daniel is Assistant Head of Bolton Music Service. As a flautist, he studied at the Royal College of Music in London. He also has a teaching qualification from Edge Hill University and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Warwick. Despite his busy and rewarding role at the music service, he still manages to find time to continue performing, deliver workshops and adjudicate as a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

    Daniel believes that the work of Trust Music is hugely important, as it provides the opportunity for so many young people to be supported and to engage with music.

  • David Greenhalgh

    David Greenhalgh

    During a wide-ranging career, David was a professionally qualified and experienced Manager and Engineer and has extensive knowledge of managing high value assets in a national utility company. He worked in operational, customer interface and change management roles and as a specialist in the implementation and ongoing management of Construction and Design management Health and Safety Legislation and ISO Management Systems. He has a master’s degree in management from Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Running parallel to his career, he has successfully managed several non-professional arts organisations and is a performer in many music ensembles throughout the North West with a flute performance Diploma from the Royal College of Music London. He is a member of Bolton Symphony Orchestra.

    He now works for Making Music and the Light Music Society, is a volunteer for the Fix the Fells scheme run by the Lake District National Park and enjoys cycling and walking.

    David believes Trust Music provides a valuable input into the music community of Bolton creating chances for those who may otherwise not be able to take part in the fantastic music making the town has to offer. He is proud to be a Trustee and looks forward to helping the charity achieve even greater success.

  • Jeanette Winstanley

    Jeanette Winstanley

    Jeanette was a Magistrate in the Bolton courts for 28 years, serving in the adult and youth courts, was also on the Probation Liaison Panel and visited schools and adult groups presenting on the law and the Magistry in England. Jeanette spent five years as a facilitator working with groups of recovering alcoholics for the Alcohol and Drugs Service and was secretary of the Bolton Oxfam group for 15 years. Jeanette is presently a trustee of the Bolton Guild of Help, which helps those in need in the Borough of Bolton.

    Jeanette has been involved in amateur theatre and music since the age of six. As a long-standing member of Bolton Catholic Musical and Choral Society, she has performed in many shows and sung many choral works. Jeanette has been the society’s secretary, chairman and is presently their president. Jeanette has taken part in several operas with Opera 74 and performed with Nohow Productions. For the past twenty years she has been a member of The Brixi Singers - a chamber choir who have sung in cathedrals throughout Europe.

    Helping young people to enjoy music is very important to Jeanette. BCMCS has a Youth Theatre which gives children the chance to learn the art of creative performance whilst enjoying themselves with a group of friends. Jeanette believes that giving youth the opportunity to learn and enjoy music will give them great pleasure throughout their lives.

    Jeanette is passionate about the work which Trust Music does and believes the gift of music is invaluable.

  • John Summers

    John Summers

    Ex Cellist, CEO of the Hallé and Chair of the GMCA Music hub. Passionate about music education and, in particular, the role that professional orchestras can play in developing the music life of, and opportunities in, the cities that they are based.

    “Trust Music is important in opening doors to those who would not otherwise be able to engage with music and I am delighted to give it my full support”.

  • Jane Hampson

    Jane Hampson

    Jane has enjoyed a long, varied and interesting career in education and continues to work as a choral director having retired in April 2018 as the Head of Inclusion Services in Bolton Children’s Services following her time as the Head of Bolton Music Service (1999-2008).

    Jane has been involved in Music Education throughout her career and is committed to creating opportunities for all children, young people and adults to make and enjoy music.

    Having been a long standing board member of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, Jane has now taken on a new commission as Strategic Consultant for The Choral Leadership Network, a new initiative that is being developed from Hallé St. Peters with key partners from across the UK.

    As a choral conductor Jane is the Director of The BMS Singers Chamber Choir, Tonge with the Haulgh Community Choir, the Music and Memories Singing group (for dementia patients and their carers) and a choir for staff at Bolton General Hospital , Our Voice. Regular work with children’s choirs and voices is a joy and remains close to Jane’s heart.

    Jane is a trustee and conductor training tutor for Sing for Pleasure and is also a trustee for Trust Music, the charitable arm of Bolton Music Service.

    At Deane Church, Jane is the Church Warden and is a school governor at St. Mary’s C.E. Primary School.

  • Julie Hilling

    Julie Hilling

    Julie Ann Hilling is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton West from 2010 until 2015.