Richard Miners

Mid Devon Music Ltd launched in 2015 as a way of providing schools and organisations with quality curricular and extra curricular music making in varying formats. Led by Richard Miners a leading music educator at the highest levels for over 25 years in the United Kingdom and Europe. Mid Devon Music aims to deliver quality musical experiences for pupils and communities of all ages, allowing students to develop, discover, enjoy and celebrate music of all types.

Richard Miners has enjoyed a combined career as both a professional musician and as a respected music educator. As a professional trombonist, he has worked alongside some of the leading names in jazz, popular and world music, appearing on commercial albums, broadcasts and playing throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. As an educator he has led several large school music departments, worked as a freelance workshop leader and worked with schools and colleges as an advisor on delivering schemes of work and assessment. He has also worked with the European Union to develop music in the Baltic States of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Recently Richard has worked for one of the largest county Music Hubs in the UK, delivering and helping to develop Whole Class Instrumental and Vocal Teaching at Key Stage 1 and 2. His teaching has consistently been classified by leading professionals and inspectors as good and outstanding and due to this he has met and maintained for numerous years the highest level of post threshold teaching standards.

Richard has also been a keynote speaker for various Music Education Hubs, where he has led presentations on Whole Class Ensemble Teaching, Development of Music In Primary Schools, Curriculum Planning and Assessment and on how businesses can work with schools and the community.

As an administrator and producer Richard has worked on providing resources, events and music for large organisations including the BBC, Canary Wharf, BP, Mercedes Benz and the Intercontinental Hotel Group.


  • Baritone Horn
  • Cornet
  • Euphonium
  • Flugelhorn
  • Inclusive music
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Music technology /production
  • pBuzz
  • Tenor Horn
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

Teaching types

  • Adult Learning
  • Curriculum Music
  • Ensembles/group music-making
  • Individual lessons
  • Large group lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Supporting those with additional needs
  • Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • Workshops

Membership Organisations and Professional Bodies

  • Incorporated Society of Musicians

Legal documentation

  •   Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Children’s Barred List
  •   Child protection/safeguarding training certificate
  •   Public Liability Insurance

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