Patrons


Jools Holland OBE DL,
Prof Graham Welch, 
 Professor and Chair of Music Education at Institute of Education, University of London

 

Trustees

ADELE DRAKE

Co-founder

LEON CLEWES

JULIA JAMES

CHARLENE OVEREND

Founder and former trustee of the Drake Music Project in the UK and Ireland and CEO in England. Adele implemented the idea of music software to enable children and adults with physical disabilities to compose and play music. 

 

She was responsible for the implementation of Drake music workshops across the UK and Ireland and represents Sound Sense on the Music Education Council.

 

Starting his career at Drake Music Project in the 1990s, Leon has worked for many small and medium sized arts and social welfare causes since as a fundraiser, project manager and consultant.

 

A musician and thrice published academic writer, Leon is also a Winston Churchill Fellow.

 

He is now a DJ curator, producer and volunteer at Reel Rebels Radio in Hackney.

Headmistress at Bedelsford School in Kingston, London

 

Charlene has worked in the charity sector for 15 years undertaking a number of roles such as project management, strategic planning fundraising and business development.

She has a particular interest in supporting schools and  charities to help improve the experiences of our young people whilst in education.

Business development officer

MIKE BETTERIDGE

Mike is a chartered accountant with a young family. Mike enjoys windsurfing when he gets the time. 

 

STEVE KNIGHT

Steve is a disabled musician who finished studies at The Orpheus Centre and has collaborated on a variety of music projects.

 

KAREN MANGAN

Karen has worked in the charity and education sector for over 20 years, developing partnerships and programmes that support individuals and groups to achieve their full potential. Karen has worked with a range of organisations in the UK and internationally, including Bright Ideas Trust, Young Enterprise UK/Junior Achievement Europe, Business in the Community, City of London Academy and UK Skills.

Karen is a skilled partnerships manager passionate about bringing communities together to create positive social change.

Karen@liquidvibrations.org.uk

 

Practitioners

JOEL CAHEN

Co-founder, Artistic director, Musician

He is director of Newtoy, a non-for-profit arts organisation exploring experiential art based in sound and performance. Joel specialises in recording and designing sound for film, dance, theatre, radio and art productions.

 

Wet Sounds, is Joel’s acclaimed project producing underwater sound installations at swimming pools internationally since 2008. 

STEVE KARLE

Aquatic Bodywork

consultant, Practitioner

Steve is an aquatic bodywork specialist, certified WATSU® practitioner and teacher and Craniosacral Therapist. He is director of the British School of Aquatic Bodywork and founder of Poetry in Water. Steve's work within Wellness is reflected in his work with Aman Spas.

Steve has also developed the Aquatic Bodywork approach for the charity's practice.

HILARY AUSTIN

Watsu Instructor

Extended Training programme 

 

HYDROTHERAPY PRACTITIONERS MUSICIANS

The first and most experienced Watsu Instructor and Practitioner in the UK, she is authorised by The Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association. She teaches in hospitals, hospices, spas and hydrotherapy units both in the UK and around the world.

 

As an experienced Alexander Technique teacher and Craniosacral Therapist, Hilary brings a grace and presence to her work that augments a sound knowledge of body mechanics, developmental patterns, meditation and yoga. 

 

We have a growing network of nationwide associate practitioners and experts who conduct the training                                     

Liquid Vibrations is a charity established in  2010.

Registered in England (no. 1154224).

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