Our team

Whatever your conundrum, we're here to help you deal with the difficult bits so that you can get on with making music! Find out who's who below, or get in touch with the office, Mon-Fri, 10-5.

Barbara Eifler
Barbara Eifler – Chief Executive
Barbara is responsible for Making Music's overall direction and acts as an ambassador for Making Music, meeting with key personnel from local and national government, music, voluntary and education sectors. She also plays cornet in a member group!
Ben Saffell
Ben Saffell – Membership & Operations Director
Ben oversees Making Music's online services and is always looking for ways to improve existing services and develop new ones to meet members' needs.
Lily Funnell
Lily Funnell – Membership & Services Manager
Lily joined Making Music in 2017 and became Membership & Services Manager in 2020. She is an aspiring author who enjoys dancing, reading, playing piano and watching live music and theatre shows.
Harriet Laidler
Harriet Laidler – Membership & Projects Administrator
Harriet works in the Membership Team and assists with PDGYA and Adopt a Music Creator. She is a keen violinist and is in one of our member groups.
Harry Wragg
Harry Wragg – Membership & Services Administrator
Harry joined Making Music in 2022 and works in the Membership Team. He is most happy with a guitar in his hands, and regularly performs at gigs with his band around London.
Sally Palmer
Sally Palmer – Projects Manager
Sally joined Making Music in 2013 and co-ordinates our projects including Adopt a Music Creator, PDGYA and the Making Music Awards. She is also part of the Membership Team.
Sharon Moloney
Sharon Moloney – Events & Office Manager
Sharon has a wealth of experience from within amateur music groups. She manages our busy events schedule, looks after our Recommended Artists directory and our volunteers, and oversees the smooth running of our London office.
Ailson Reeves
Alison Reeves – Manager, Scotland
Alison has been our Manager in Scotland since 2016, supporting and representing Scottish members from her base in Edinburgh. She also leads on access and inclusion work with members and delivers UK wide online events.
Miranda Glen
Miranda Glen – Manager, Wales
Miranda has lots of experience working in the charity sector in Canada and the UK, across a broad range of topics. Her interests include theatre, canoeing, camping, playing piano and bass guitar, and being the musical director of a choir.
Stephen McNally
Stephen McNally – Manager, Northern Ireland
Based in the Mid Ulster area, Stephen joined us in October 2019 and works with our member groups and partner organisations across Northern Ireland.
Natalie Joanes
Natalie Joanes – Communications Director
Natalie joined in 2017, oversees Making Music's marketing and communications, and is the commissioning editor of Highnotes magazine. She enjoys hiking and playing the violin.
Alyssia Frankland
Alyssia Frankland – Marketing Manager
Alyssia joined the team in November 2020, with marketing and production experience in video and film, education and virtual world technology. 
Nazia Tamanna
Nazia Tamanna – Marketing & Communications Officer
Nazia joined Making Music in 2022 and works in the marketing and communications team. She has a keen interest in making digital communication more accessible. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and gardening.  
Corina Tilea
Corina Tilea – Marketing & Communications Assistant
Corina joined Making Music in November 2021 and supports the marketing and communication sides. She is a classically-trained pianist and a lover of the arts.
Helen Evans
Helen Evans – Finance Director
Helen joined Making Music’s senior management team in 2020 to oversee the financial aspects of the charity. She is treasurer of a member group and enjoys playing jazz double bass.
Richard Matthews
Rich Matthews – Finance Officer
Rich joined Making Music in April 2020 and looks after the day-to-day finances of the charity.