Careers in Music – Music Therapist

12th June 2023

This is the third of our blogs highlighting various careers in music. This time we chatted with Laura Spencer who is a Music Therapist working for Chiltern Music Therapy – a national supplier of Music Therapy services. Once upon a time Laura completed her school work experience placement at Dawkes so this was a fantastic way to find out what she’s gone on to achieve.

The role of a Music Therapist is a demanding yet rewarding career that provides a fantastic support to a wide variety of people of all ages. Please read on to find out all about the role of Music Therapists…


Careers in Music – Music Production, Composition & Recording

2nd May 2023

This is the second of our blogs highlighting various musical careers. In this blog we chatted with Joe Rodwell, a musician who wears various career ‘hats’ just like many in the creative industries. Joe is a music producer, arranger, composer and session musician. He’s a great example of someone who has mastered the tapestry of skills and roles that modern musicians need to forge their careers.

He recently arranged a version of Rhianna’s ‘Diamonds’ for the Netflix series ‘Bridgerton‘ (alongside producer Hannah V). Aston Martin featured his compositions and recordings at their centenary celebrations and he wrote and recorded the music for a recent TV advert featuring Michael Buble. Joe’s playing and recording sessions have seen him work alongside leading artists such as Shy FX, Tom Grennan, JP Copper and Jo Harrop.


Careers in Music – Instrument Repair Technician

13th April 2023

This is the first in our new series of blogs profiling various careers in the Music Industry. First up we are joined by our own Sunniva Hellerud who is a specialist Woodwind & Brass Repair Technician here at Dawkes Music.

Sunniva’s story is inspirational for anyone who wants to explore a career in the exciting line of musical instrument making and repairs.