Rebecca Driver leads a ‘A Bluffer’s Guide to Press, PR and Self-Promotion” to include writing engaging biographies and website copy; press releases and what press deem newsworthy; interview technique; effective use of social media.
Rebecca studied music at Royal Holloway, University of London and immediately went on to work in music publishing at BBC Music Magazine, before moving in to media relations. At Dvora Lewis PR she worked for a number of high-profile clients including the London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Mstislav Rostropovich, the Verbier Festival, Youth Music, Sarah Chang, and the Nash Ensemble, to name but a few. Since then Rebecca has been the Publicist for the BBC Proms, followed by a period as Publicist at BBC Radio 3 and two years as Head of Press for English National Opera, where she helped to transform the company’s profile.
In 2010 Rebecca set up RDMR and currently has a roster of clients including the Academy of Ancient Music, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, City of London Sinfonia, Cadogan Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Mahogany Opera Group, National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Spitalfields Music as well as some individuals such as Nicola Benedetti, Iestyn Davies, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Leigh Melrose, Sarah Tynan and Stuart Skelton. Previous clients have included the BBC Proms, Beethovenfest Bonn, Cambridge Music Festival, Delphian Records, London Contemporary Orchestra, Mahan Esfahani, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Nicky Spence, PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial, the Roundhouse, Sound and Music, Thomas Gould and Universal.
Rebecca has established excellent relationships with a wide range of media around the world, and with a broad range of experience has built up a wealth of knowledge and understanding of communications in the performing arts. Particular strengths include her excellent reputation with journalists and artists alike, and the ability to be creative in order to secure coverage in a fast-moving media world.
When & Where
Live Music Now
Live Music Now works with a diverse range of people that rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music. They often face difficulties in communicating, cut off from the joy and pleasures of participating and sharing with others. LMN's approach to overcoming these barriers is through the quality of our musicians and the way we deliver our music. The joy that live music brings in a moment can be transformative over time. LMN delivers programmes tailored to participants whose lives are challenged due to disability, illness, poverty or social disadvantage.
It is our role to inspire young professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those who are otherwise excluded from the joy of live music. LMN selects young, professional musicians who combine exceptional performing skills with special qualities of insight, generosity of spirit and flexibility. We enhance their skills through our distinctive approach to training and performance, and send them out into the community to perform for older people and children with special educational needs across the UK.
It is our ambition to bring live music to more people, achieving greater beneficial impact through sustained involvement.
Alongside our bespoke project training we offer a programme of stand-alone CPD sessions open to current LMN musicians, LMN alumni and the wider music education sector.
These sessions are pitched at two levels of experience:
Basic - for musicians new to the Live Music Now scheme and those with limited experience of leading or supporting music sessions, or those looking to refresh their basic skills
Advanced - for musicians with some experience of leading sessions, ready to take their practice to the next level.
If you would like some advice on which level of training would best suit your needs, please call the LMN office on 020 7014 2828 to discuss.