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.
Ben Saffell
Ben Saffell - Membership & Operations Director
Ben oversees the online services and is always looking for ways to improve existing services and develop new ones to meet members' needs.
Joe Hooper
Joe Hooper - Membership & Services Administrator
Joe joined Making Music in 2017 and works on the Membership Team. Since starting, his interactions with groups have inspired him to start learning the piano.
Harriet Laidler
Harriet Laidler - Membership & Projects Administrator
Harriet works in the Membership Team and assists with PDGYA and Adopt a Composer. She is a keen violinst and is in one of our member groups!
Lily Funnell
Lily Funnell - Membership & Services Manager
Lily joined Making Music in 2017 and works in the Membership Team.
Sally Palmer
Sally Palmer - Projects & Office Manager
Sally coordinates our projects (including Adopt a Composer).
Natalie Joanes
Liz Clark - Marketing & Communications Director
Liz joined Making Music in October 2018 as part of the senior management team and oversees all of our messaging, marketing and publications.
Natalie Joanes
Natalie Joanes - Communications & Marketing Manager
Natalie deals with website content, communications, and edits and produces key publications including Highnotes magazine and the Selected Artists Guide.
Natalie Joanes
Michael Pearce - Communications & Marketing Officer
Michael joined Making Music in July 2019 and deals with social media, website content and mailings including the iNotes e-newsletter. 
Sharon Moloney
Sharon Moloney - Member Engagement & Events Manager
Sharon brings to her role a wealth of experience from within amateur music groups and works to ensure that our engagement with members provides what they need, when and how they want it.
Alison Reeves
Alison Reeves - Manager, Scotland
Alison manages our activity in Scotland as well as working with Sharon to improve member engagement.
John Rostron
John Rostron - Manager, Wales
John joined us in September 2019 and manages our activity in Wales. Mae John yn bwy yng Ngogledd Cymru lle mae’n dysgu siarad Cymraeg wrth redeg yn y mynddoedd.
Stephen McNally
Stephen McNally - Manager, Northern Ireland
Based in the Mid Ulster area, Stephen joined us October 2019 and works with our member groups and partner organisations across Northern Ireland.
Xenia Davis
Xenia Davis - Youth Engagement Manager
Xenia joined us in 2015 following a legacy donation from Pauline Thompson OBE. She is driving our research into increasing youth engagement in music making.