Head of Department: Brass
David Barnard, BA (Homs), ARCM, PGCE, FRSA, is CEO of Resonance (a multi-million-pound music centre in the Black Country), a part-time education official for the Musicians’ Union and a freelance consultant specialising in music education. His clients have included Roland Europe, I Like Music, Music for All and a number of music education hubs and co-operatives.
He holds a first-class honours degree in music, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, a Performance Diploma from the Royal College of Music, and a Diploma in Management from Leicester University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and member of the Chartered Institute of Management. David’s professional career has included a number of senior positions, including: Director of Education for Roland UK; Course Leader for the ABRSM’s professional development programme; Director of Swindon Music Service; Head of Music Centres for Kingston Music Service and Enfield Arts.
He has also worked as a professional trombonist, conductor, lecturer (Middlesex University), publisher and examiner (Guildhall School of Music), and was founder of the Swindon Music Co-operative. David is Chairman of the Music Industries’ Association education committee and is a trustee of the Ernest Read Music Trust.