Stuart plans and delivers music workshops in conjunction with various agencies including: Sound it Out, a Birmingham based charity, Shropshire Mind and Shropshire and South Staffordshire NHS.
Stuart runs a regular music session at Shropshire Mind, which aims to provide a positive, meaningful activity for people experiencing mental health issues. Participants can bring their own instruments, or just come to listen, the atmosphere is informal and sociable.
Stuart volunteers for Songs for You, a project which provides cathartic participatory music for people with dementia and their carers, on behalf of Shropshire and South Staffordshire NHS, Arts for Health.
Currently Stuart is in the process of planning rhythm workshops which will be delivered to young adults experiencing mental health issues, as part of Shropshire Council’s Youth Parliament.
Stuart is a member of Arts for Health collective, Elixir Arts.
‘Stuart was my first guitar teacher and when he moved away it took me several years to find someone as patient, intuitive, supportive and talented to replace him. A genuine music lover who can mould and shape you into the musician that you wish to be.’ D Roberts. 2015
‘Stuart helped me gain confidence with my singing and taught me some beginners guitar techniques. Stuart responded to what I wanted to achieve and tailored the sessions to my goals. He gradually and carefully challenged me to work on things I initially thought were beyond me.’ H Walker 2015