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David Heywood



David is Principal of Calderdale Music Trust. Prior to working for Calderdale Music Trust, David was Head of a Creative, Expressive and Performing Arts Department and on the Senior Leadership Group of a very successful secondary school in Lancashire.
David furthered his education and received a BA (hons) Popular Music Studies from Sheffield University in 1998. Whilst still working as a professional musician and sound engineer, David went on to successfully complete a PGCE (secondary) Music at Manchester Metropolitan University.

David has worked as a musician, composer, producer and director in a wide range of genres including rock/pop, dance, samba and classical. David has also considerable experience of music technology both in recording studios and live sound production ranging from small venues to football stadiums. He also regularly performs in a range of ensembles throughout the North of England.

David is passionate about enabling all young people to have the opportunity to participate in high quality musical experiences.