Gary Hammond Creative Percussion


Tess Parker

Tess hired you as a Creative practitioner / mentor in 2004 and hired you more than once

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

“Gary is a pleasure to work with and an excellent addition to any project team. His warm, open demeanour and reliable, hard working attitude make him a real asset. I have commissioned, without hesitation, Gary to work on numerous projects in connection with Creative Partnerships. Without fail he has produced high quality work and left a positive impression wherever he has gone. Gary's skills as a musician, project leader and mentor are impressive. He has proven his ability to apply his creative skills in a variety of curriculum contexts. For example: using his musicality to animate literacy, maths and science learning. His ability to engage adeptly across ages and hierarchies is a real skill. I believe Gary would make an excellent contribution to any project / partnership. He is a real gem.” July 12, 2011


Andrew Cleaton


Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

“Gary's ability as a multi-percussionist is legendary. However, he is also a great communicator and an inspirational teacher. I've seen him hold a group of children absolutely captivated by the sounds he can coax from a random assortment of bizarre instruments. More than that, though - he involves the children in the creative process as true participants and co-creators. When it comes to working with children, some people have it, some people don't - Gary most certainly has it!” June 24, 2011

frances kelly

, creartive agent/practitioner, Creative Partnerships hull (colleague)
worked with you

“I recommend Gary as a professional, skilled practitioner, whose responsive, engaging approach has enabled participants of all ages and abilities to enjoy and create music. Great to work with

Nigel Minton

, Director, Minton Services Ltd (colleague)
worked directly with you

“I have had the privilege of meeting Gary through the Firebird Trust Artists Association. He uses his wealth of experience and personal strengths to deliver exceptional results whist encouraging co-ownership and collaboration with school leaders,- an inspirational approach! Nigel Minton”

Liz Knight

, Creative Agent, Creative Partnerships (colleague)
worked directly with you

“I have worked with Gary on a number of Creative Partnership projects in schools. Gary is inspirational in the way he works - teachers and pupils love the way he looks at cross curricular themes, especially literacy and numeracy based topics; he always has amazing ideas which drive a fully creative and enjoyable approach to teaching and learning. He is totally reliable and a pleasure to work with. Liz Knight

Chris Webster

, Creative Practitioner, Creative Partnerships (colleague)
worked directly with you

“I've worked collaboratively with Gary on various different projects with young people across the age range. He is a pleasure to work with; being a brilliant musician and a percussio extraordinaire. I'm always confident in the knowledge that Gary will produce creative and relevant content that will enhance the work we've produced.”

Alan Raw

, Director, Beverley Folk, Acoustic & Roots Festival (business partner)
was with another company when working with you

“Gary Hammond is a world class percussionist and workshop facilitator. He's a jolly fine gentleman too. I highly recommend him as an artist and educator. Alan Raw”

Trevor Millum

, Writer, The Mouse and the Muse (colleague)
worked directly with you

“Gary is not only a talented musician with a huge knowledge of percussion instruments from around the world, he is also a good teacher, with excellent rapport with both young people and adults. He is reliable, good humoured and a pleasure to work with.”