Jodie Saunders


What do you do for PMZ?

I currently work across various musical projects with children, teenagers and young adults. Community Music has brought me into contact with so many wonderful and creative people and it is humbling to join the PMZ team as a music leader.

Do you play any instruments?

I play piano but also like to experiment with instruments which are completely unfamiliar. I also love to pay attention to ‘found sounds’ and listen to and recreate sounds in the environment and city like rain, birdsong and trains.

What musical instrument would best describe you as a person?

If there was such a thing as a mash-up of a harp and a drum-machine, I’d like to be that. Calm and gentle but also fun and up for dancing.

What has music done for you in your life?

Music has always been part of the fabric of my life and has sound-tracked the ebb and flow of all experiences. It is essential.

What’s the best bit about working at PMZ?

I am passionate about music and believe strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to explore their musicality with hands-on experience. This resonates with the ethos of PMZ. I like it when a participant surprises us all by going beyond their supposed limitations.

What’s the first record/CD you ever bought?

It must have been Spice Girls on cassette tape. Zig-a-zig-ah!