About Us

Music-making benefits many areas of school life and beyond, from academic achievement to improved personal and social development. Yet far too many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are unable to fulfil their musical talent, unnecessarily restricting their life chances. We want to change that. Our aim is simply to empower young people through music.

For more information on our work, you can read our 5 Year Impact Report here.

Meet The Team

Aside from our core team below, we have worked with over 70 industry professionals – as SGS workshop leaders and mentors.

1Tom – Founding Director

Tom founded SGS in 2014, whilst working as a teacher in South London. He previously co-ran Bristol Couch, a platform for unsigned artists.


4Sarah-Nell – Programme Director

Sarah-Nell is a singer and vocal coach from London. She works with a number of organisations and charities as a musician and workshop leader. Sarah-Nell has a background in A&R and music publishing and continues to work with up and coming UK artists as a vocal coach.

3MIRI – Mentoring Coordinator & Wellbeing

MIRI is a singer/songwriter and live music promoter, performing around the UK and Europe whilst promoting events bringing female musicians to the forefront. She is also on The FAC’s BEAT Board and has extensive experience working with young people.

Claire – Business Development

Claire spent many years working in New York in theatre production and business development before settling in London to work as an operations and event manager for a business consultancy


Makeda Sunshine – Youth Leader / Intern

Makeda Sunshine, Empress of Roots Soul Is a South London based singer, songwriter and performer. Having been an SGS participant, she now is a member of the team. She is passionate about helping others to tap into their creativity and purpose.

Lil Trubz – Youth Leader / Intern

Liam (Lil Trubz) is a rapper/songwriter from South London with a passion for helping others. He went from being an SGS participant to becoming part of the team. In addition to this, he’s created his own platform ‘TracksOnTap’, which supports upcoming artists.