Stairways Music School has been created by two families. The Bushell family and the Howard family.  

Ashley Howard began teaching Nandi Bushell at the age of 7. Over years of lessons and support the Howard family and Bushell family forged a strong and lasting friendship. Out of this friendship grew an idea of building a school that would be able to provide the support and encouragement both Nandi and Thomas have experienced whilst learning their musical instruments.


    Director of Music and head tutor. With over 25 years of teaching and touring experience, Ashley's knowledge in music is extensive. Ashley has been working hard with FENDER and ROLAND to create the best musical curriculum for our school.

    Certified: Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2)


    Director of Business, Communications and Marketing. With 25 years experience as an engineering manager / software engineer John will ensure Stairways Music School runs smoothly online and offline so all who attend will have the best experience possible.

    Certified: Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2)


    Director of welfare and chief safeguarding manager. With 12 years experience as a police officer and now a safeguarding manager at a local high school Natalie has all the experience required to ensure children, adults and teachers are protected to the highest levels whilst giving everyone the freedom to enjoy the music and experience that Stairways music school has to offer

    Certified: Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 3)


    Director of Human Resources. With CIPD level 7 qualifications Lungi will be ensuring our music family stays happy; here to assist parents, teachers and students with their queries

    Certified: Advanced Safeguarding Children (Level 2)