Dr Steven Berryman is Director of Arts & Culture at the Odyssey Trust for Education and a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London and Guildhall School. He is involved widely in music and arts education including the Cultural Learning Alliance Advisory Panel, leading a local cultural education partnership in Bexley and various expert contributions to arts and cultural education policy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered College of Teaching and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.

More about Steven…

1) Furthest you’ve been from home?

I wrote some music for a play that was part of a international festival in Rio de Janeiro; I didn’t know I would been visiting Brazil for the performances until the night before the flights… A remarkable place, and I subsequently visited again to spend the week in São Paulo.

2)  A fun fact…

I have a twin brother. Whilst we are identical we do look a bit different these days but he looks enough like me for people to have a double-take. We went to the same university and we had many instances of mistaken identity and disbelief from fellow students when we professed to be a twin. We were rarely believed until we were seen together. The surprise and shock was always amusing!

3) No.1 song recommendation?

For years I keep coming back to the recordings of Christopher O’Riley, and Black Star (a Radiohead transcription by O’Riley) is probably my most played track.


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