Steve Nutter

Steve Nutter


I would consider myself to be a highly motivated person, capable of multi tasking and prioritising as required. I can work in a team or alone and I am an approachable “people person” who can motivate and manage groups and individuals. I have an easygoing and confident personality, and firmly believe in the “always a plan B” philosophy.

Current work streams

I am currently the director of Sly Community Arts Ltd. The company is has been trading for 10 years and we have ongoing work designing, delivering music workshops to a variety of client groups nationwide, including Youth offending teams, Young offenders institutions, HMPs, Complimentary education centres, special needs as well as main stream education. I also deliver and design INSET courses for teachers in mainstream education.

I have written further education courses in music performance, composition and technology for the Open College Network (level 3)

Musical Experience

I have been a working as a professional musician for 20 years, covering many styles of music including jazz(traditional, mainstream and modern), rock and pop, ska, reggae, soul, dance music, calypso, soca, rock and roll, in a variety of bands at a wide range of venues both in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe.

As a producer and studio engineer, I have recorded literally thousands of hours of music across a wide range of musical genres, using a range of technologies from analogue to digital, multi track to stereo recording, live and studio.

I compose music, and have written for radio jingles, theatre productions, library music etc. Including several shows that have appeared at the Edinburgh Festival.

Specialist areas

  • Workshop delivery and management
  • Arts administration and management
  • Accreditation development/delivery
  • Tour management
  • Composition
  • Multi instrumentalist
  • Studio/live sound engineer
  • Music technology
  • Digital media

Relevant employment

  • 1998-present Sly Community Arts, Leicester. Director. Workshop delivery and design, tour management, administration.
  • 2000-2001 Rawlins Community College, Quorn, Loughborough’ – A’ level music technology lecturer. (part time)
  • 1999 London Examinations Board - A’ level music technology examiner for paper 12
  • 1994-1998 The John Cleveland College, Hinckley. Lecturer in A’ level music technology. (part time)
  • 1998-2003 Soar Valley Music Centre, Leicester. Head of music technology and “New Deal for musicians” training and work experience co-ordinator.(part time)
  • 1995-1997 Arts in Education, Leicester. Technician and in house engineer for such projects as Kaleidoscope dance project, editing, compiling, INSET-(technology)
  • 1994-1997 Access to Music, Leicester. Recruitment, administration, course development, lecturer in music technology, composition, band skills, and senior course tutor.(part time). New Deal for musicians training and work experience co-ordinator.
  • 1994-1996 Guthlaxton College, Wigston. Departmental technician, GCSE music teacher. (part time)
  • 1994-1996 Rawlins Community College, Quorn. Team teacher for GCSE performing arts
  • 1992-1993 Fulhurst Community College. Acting head of department for music.(part time)
  • 1991-1992 South Wigston High School. Classroom music teacher (part time).

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