About Us Trustees Trustees Prof Adam Ockelford - Trustee Adam Ockelford is Professor of Music and Director of the Applied Music Research Centre at the University of Roehampton, London. His research focus is on music psychology, in particular, the development of special musical abilities and needs - areas about which he has written widely and lectures all over the world. He continues to work with children with a range of abilities and disabilities every week, as he has done for the last 35 years. He was Director of Education at the RNIB for a number of years and has been a Trustee of Soundabout for two decades. Ann Brown - Trustee Ann Harries Brown was born in Cape Town, South Africa, where she received a musical education. For several years, she worked as an anti-apartheid activist through the medium of music and drama in the townships around Cape Town. She moved to the UK in 1974 (and has written three novels under her maiden name, which take on South African issues. In 1989, she founded the Oxford-based and still active charity Education for Democracy in South Africa.) where she worked in several different Special Needs schools across the UK. She became a teacher of blind and visually impaired children in Oxfordshire, many of whom had profound developmental and physical disabilities. In 1995, she founded Soundabout in order to enable such children to participate actively in music making. She is now a trustee of this fast-expanding national charity. John Hall - Trustee John Hall is a founding trustee of Soundabout, he has dedicated the past 20 years to help develop, raise awareness and fundraise for the charity. His tireless support and that of his family comes after a long and successful career in banking. John and his wife Sarah host an annual open day at their beautiful farm near Reading to help raise funds for Soundabout.