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Eliza Wylie


Eliza set up Somerset Arts Well in 2019 as a vehicle for community change. She is passionate about leading community music sessions across the generations and seeing the impact that these sessions have on everyone involved. 


Eliza has over 20 years experience as a music leader and has specialisms in music with the 0-5s and in West African drum and dance.

She is also a Singing Mamas leader running groups for parents with new babies and for families with young children. For more information about Eliza go to

Emma Wheat


Emma co-directs Somerset Arts Well and is passionate about delivering high-quality intergenerational music sessions specifically designed to help people live well with dementia and learning disabilities.

With over fifteen years of experience behind her leading music in community settings, Emma has witnessed that in whatever context it arises, music is important, empowering and has the ability to transform lives.

To find out more about Emma and her work as a choir leader, workshop facilitator, composer and arranger, visit


Jo Coomber

Jo is a qualified Bowen Practitioner (physical therapist) and is also an experienced Retreat Organiser and facilitator as well as being experienced in Sound healing with gongs and voicework.

Jo has always had a keen interest in physical, mental and emotional well being and how these are linked both in others and on a personal level.

From having an interest in music and playing the Organ at a young age Jo has now found music and sound to be a wonderful conduit for enjoyment, happiness and well-being in others. She is learning fast and is facilitating more and more workshops with Somerset Arts Well, particularly specialising in the Drumming and Singing for the Brain work. Jo plays an active role in the Drumming for Joy group and is part of the Rhythm Drummers running interactive Drumming and sound groups in Care homes, particularly in Dementia care. 


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