The Trustees are current/retired educationalists or professional people who live in the District of Bromsgrove.

The Board meets four times a year to discuss current and future projects and to administer the Trust.

Paula Kelly-Edwards BA(Hons) PGCE Dip. Couns


Paula completed a degree in Music Education at York University in 1990 and has worked extensively in music education for 30 years in the UK and overseas. She retrained as a counsellor and creative therapist for young people and adults and currently works in many schools in the West Midlands and Worcestershire. Paula is dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcomes for children in music education through the funding of the David Morgan Music Trust. 

Steve Cowperthwaite


Steve is a well-known figure in Bromsgrove′s musical world. Prior to his retirement, he was at North Bromsgrove High School, first as Head of Music and latterly as Assistant Headteacher. He has conducting experience with a wide range of choirs and ensembles, including currently being Directorof Music at St John’s Church, and Musical Director of Barnt Green Choral Society.

Brian Hoggard BA(Hons)


Brian Hoggard has been a peripatetic guitar teacher in schools since the year 2000. He set up and ran Worcester School of Rock & Performance for many years, was Chair of Worcester Music Festival for two years and was Contemporary Faculty Leader at Worcestershire Youth Music. In 2016 he founded Dragon Music which supplies vocal and instrumental tuition to schools, runs youth music events and also runs Bromsgrove Rock School. 

Anita Porter BA(Hons) PGCE


Anita recently retired from her post as Head of Music at North Bromsgrove High school where she taught for over twenty years. She has also taught in schools in Birmingham, Bedfordshire and Warwickshire and has worked for Worcestershire Instrumental Music Service, teaching violin in first, middle and high schools in Bromsgrove.  Anita and her colleague, Steve Cowperthwaite, have been responsible for establishing biannual Music Days in Bromsgrove involving young musicians aged six to eighteen. 

Catherine Shearwood BEd(Hons) NPQH


Catherine retired from her post as Headteacher in 2012, having spent over twenty-five years working in Worcestershire First Schools. She has always pursued opportunities for pupils to have access to music education and has encouraged wider participation in activities beyond school through the Worcestershire Instrumental Service and other local organisations. Catherine is currently a governor of a local Bromsgrove school and continues to take an interest in the musical opportunities available both for schools and in the wider community.

Juliette Briggs BA(Hons)

Trust Adminstrator

Juliette graduated with a graphic design degree in 2017 and has completed a number of freelance projects - including the David Morgan Music Trust logo. Juliette worked in the NHS for 6 years as a Management Accountant and now works as a Service Charge Accountant for a Birmingham based estate management company.