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+Arts is an arts agency that runs alongside Warwickshire Music with the intention of offering schools quality curriculum enrichment programmes, using the highest quality, highly trained artists in any genre of artistic endeavour that schools may request

Fareed Siddiqui

Fareed Siddiqui - Director of Pandemonium & Pannissimo Steel Orchestras

Fareed has worked for Warwickshire Music for 9 years, having worked in business and marketing before changing career, and started playing steel pans at the age of 6 years old; thus amassing over 38 years of playing experience. Musical highlights have included performing in the Notting Hill and the Trinidad and Tobago Carnivals - the latter being where steel pans were invented. As an expert steel pan practitioner, Fareed has won the coveted 'Champions of Steel' UK competition on more than one occasion. As well as Plus Arts project leader Fareed is the also the musical director for Warwickshire Music steel orchestras Pandemonium and Pannissimo.


John Ruston - Music Technology

John had extensive experience as a composer and teacher for music and music technology courses in FE before joining Warwickshire Music. He is able to support all aspects of music technology in schools and deliver music technology programmes in a variety of educational settings. He regularly visits Warwickshire schools to advsie on music technology resources and best practice. John supported music technology teaching at Harris School last year and is currently preparing an innovative music technology programme for LAC in addition to teaching 1:1 at Avon Park, a special education school.



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The children and staff were delighted with the Samba music experience they were lucky enough to take part in recently and would happily recommend the workshop to others.

The pace of the session was fast but thanks to the workshop leader, instructions were clear and simple therefore every child was able to achieve and rapidly move on. My children delighted in trying all instruments and mastering them within moments because of the quality of teaching. The Samba workshop really is something everybody should experience and brings together shared learning through entertainment and experience. We can’t wait for the next one!


 A very uplifting and energetic way to learn and a fabulous way to learn music, whilst promoting teamwork.

I’ve never seen my children so engaged yet making so much noise!

Jane Moore, Deputy Head
Woodloes Primary School