Holly Bench


What do you do for PMZ?
I mainly work in the sensory room (lucky me!) with young disabled people creating music and having fun. I also run a few Early Years workshops for 0-5 year olds. I can often be found running SEN workshops in the school holidays.

Do you play any instruments?
Yes! I play mainly woodwind; clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax and a bit of flute and piano.

What musical instrument would best describe you and why?
Umm, the clarinet as it is versatile playing both jazz and classical music – I like to think I am a versatile music leader!

What has music done for you in your life?
Kept me sane! It’s allowed me to meet, understand and communicate to a wide range of people.

What’s the best bit about working at PMZ?
PMZ is like my second family complete with numerous brothers and sisters! The best thing is knowing that I am making a real difference with the young people I work with. Music really does make a difference at PMZ!

What’s the first record/CD you ever bought?
Classical geek moment coming up.. my first cd (record?!) was Pachelbel’s Canon – it’s still one of my favourite pieces of music and it was played at my wedding, aww..