ABOUT MADE WITH MUSIC
Made with Music is an award-winning charity providing accessible live music for families of all ages and abilities through mini gigs, workshops, performances, and classes
Hannah and Kathryn founded Made with Music in 2012 when they couldn't find any classes featuring live music to take their young children to. As trained musicians and workshop leaders, they set up classes for their friends to come to and the organisation grew from there.
Made with Music has always operated on a not-for-profit basis, providing access to music for a range of organisations and individuals. We became a charity in 2018 with a board of trustees who oversee our programme of work and the musicians who work with us to deliver many different musical opportunities.
Access is at the heart of everything we do and we'd love to work with anyone who might need help developing accessible resources.
As an organisation, we believe that:
Music is for everyone - we love introducing music to groups who may not have had the opportunity before.
Music should be shared - we never work on our own and love sharing our skills and experiences whilst learning from others (it’s lonely being freelance!)
Music is best experienced live - we work with trained musicians in a variety of genres and introduce a variety of instruments.
Music doesn’t discriminate - everyone is unique and so our work is planned thoughtfully in collaboration with those we work with.
Music is adaptable - we enjoy responding to new environments and taking music to interesting or unusual places.
Four babies lying under some see-through blue material, one is looking at the camera
Parents and babies playing with scarves
A toddler in a stripy dress dancing with a scarf
Kathryn and Hannah holding a toy elephant and pointing at a euphonium
Kathryn and Hannah holding a scrunchie and singing
Alli playing her double bass
Two young girls smiling and playing instruments
Kathryn and Fletch in the hospital wearing yellow aprons and carrying a guitar
A photo of our entry in the NYMAZ early years songbook
MEET THE TEAM
Made with Music was founded by Hannah Dilworth and Kathryn Sturman. We now have a board of trustees and a number of freelancers who work regularly with us.
KATHRYN STURMAN & HANNAH DILWORTH
Founders / Directors / Musicians
Hannah and Kathryn both studied music at the University of Leeds, spending a year abroad in France (Hannah) and Italy (Kathryn). They met while working at Opera North and have been working in arts education as workshop leaders and project managers for over ten years.
Becky has a degree in Physical Activity, Exercise & Health and spent 10 years working with children in primary schools, holiday clubs and as a private nanny. She started attending Made with Music’s weekly classes when she was a nanny and loved the enthusiasm, professionalism and creativity that Hannah & Kathryn brought to each class. Since completing a Masters degree in Nutrition, Becky now works in the NHS Healthy Living Service. She supports adults to lead healthy lives through nutrition and physical activity education. In her free time Becky loves yoga, attending music festivals and exploring the Yorkshire countryside with her 1 year old puppy.
Tamsyn studied for a music degree at The University of Birmingham before going on to Homerton College, Cambridge to complete at PGCE. She started her teaching career as a class teacher before going on to specialise in music education for primary aged children. She qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher which led to an advisory role across Leeds’ schools and worked at a national level on the Orff Society UK committee. She currently teaches children from Reception to Year 6 across two schools in Leeds and Otley. She attempts to juggle work and home life with two children whilst still performing in local choirs and with Leeds Symphony Orchestra. It was through this orchestra that she met Hannah Dilworth. Tamsyn is delighted to be part of the Made with Music Board.
Hannah originally studied for a degree in drama and a subsequent MA in Theatre and Development Studies. A 'portfolio career' has seen her work with puppets in Africa, be an actor/creative facilitator, deliver creative sessions in schools, train trainers and dabble in finance. Most recently she has been leading on strategic cultural visioning, commissioning art and project management in Libraries.
Most likely to be found singing and prancing around with her two under 5s or reading something.
Charlie is Musical Director of the Thirsk Sinfonia Orchestra and the Chapter House Youth Choir in York. He studied music at the University of Leeds where he began singing and conducting in earnest. Since then he has been in demand as a conductor for his inclusive, informative and encouraging style.
Charlie has been involved with many organisations to facilitate singing in the workplace, including John Lewis, Addleshaw Goddard, Stewarts Law, Leeds City Council, Macmillan Cancer Support and TransPennine Express, a Hallé Corporate Choir. He has delivered Early Years music sessions for Grassington Festival and Harrogate International Festivals (Musical Mums).
When not making music, Charlie is usually cooking something in the kitchen.
Miles is a Chartered Accountant working in audit and accounts. As a young child he had significant hearing loss and found engaging with music helped build his confidence through expression as he could feel the music. His journey with music has led him to try many instruments, however the one that stuck is his guitar. In addition to this, his fiancée is an Early Years Teacher who uses music and sounds as part of her curriculum as a universal language.
In his free time, he enjoys walking the dog, listening to music and enjoying the throws of being a new father. Miles is incredibly excited to be a part of Made with Music and all of the joy that it brings to so many families around Yorkshire.
Ian has spent all his career in Banking (originally with Barclays, then Alliance & Leicester/Santander) where he now works as a Credit Manager in Real Estate & Social Housing Risk having just returned from an 18 month sabbatical – there’s only so much gardening you can do!
His involvement in live music began at the age of 7 and he has played Cello with Leeds Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years, where he is Treasurer. Ian is looking forward to contributing to the continued development of Made with Music as we embrace new and exciting opportunities. He is also a member of Roundhay Runners running club.