MARION FRIEND MBE

M.A Cantab, HonFTL, PGCE, PGCert Coaching, BTEC Facilitation

  • Having begun my career after Cambridge University as a teacher and freelance musician, I held senior management positions in prestigious organisations for over twenty-five years, including as Director of Junior Trinity at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and at Wigmore Hall, BBC Television Music and Arts and Philharmonia Orchestra. I believe that this range of knowledge and experience informs my work as a coach, mentor, facilitator and consultant.
  • I work with clients individually and in groups, in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
  • Individual clients range from students to chief executives, teachers, administrators, performers and composers. I have a particular interest in career development and in supporting individuals to explore and reach their potential.
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Recent client organisations include:

Arts Council England

Barbican Centre

Birkbeck

Britten Pears Foundation

Cardiff University

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Jessie’s Fund

Kent Music

Live Music Now

Morley College

MMA

Music for Youth

Musicians Union

National Institute for African Studies

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Queen’s Young Leaders

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Royal Northern College of Music

Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists Programme

Sheffield Music Hub

Sound Connections

Southbank Sinfonia

Women Conductors @Morley

Young People in the Arts

Professional affiliations

Association for Coaching

European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Association for Business Psychology

Association of British Orchestras

Incorporated Society of Musicians

Musicians Union

Music Mark

Music Education Council

Worshipful Company of Musicians