The team

“We’re on this road; you, me, everybody together” / We’re on This Road / © Fischy Music 2011
Fischy Music was founded in 1998 by Stephen Fischbacher, who is our Creative Director. Our team consists of musicians, office-based staff and volunteers, such as our Board of Directors.

Creative Team

Stephen Fischbacher

Founder and Executive Director

Suzanne Butler

Associate Director

Margaret McLarty

Creative Consultant

Christy Campbell (Maternity Leave)

Senior Event Leader

Lewis Petrie

Event Leader

Rachel Sunter

Event Leader

Office Team

Fiona Cain

Operations Coordinator

Judith Gray

Online Marketing Manager

Louise Wright

Finance Manager

Board of Directors

Our Directors are a key part of our team. They are responsible for:

  • Establishing clear strategic, business and financial objectives
  • Ensuring that the organisation operates within the law and within limits set by its Deed
  • Ensuring that the organisation exercises responsibility in financial and other affairs and remains solvent
  • Monitoring and reviewing all aspects of the organisation’s performance
  • Ensuring that the organisation demonstrates best practice in all aspects of its work

John Cross

John, a Glaswegian who has lived in Bannockburn for over 35 years, is a retired secondary school RME teacher. Married to Jan, he has three grown up children and one grandson.

He was heavily involved in the Carberry Festival and was previously on the boards of Scripture Union and Solas Festival. His main hobby in retirement is playing walking football.

Richard Napier

Richard is a married father of three who has worked in education for 23 years.

He is passionate about inclusion, nurture, mindfulness and pupil/staff wellbeing. He has worked in schools across Edinburgh, using Fischy Music to support pupils and families.

Rachel Billes

Rachel is a recently qualified, enthusiastic primary teacher based in Edinburgh.

Fischy Music has supported Rachel right through her childhood and she now uses the resources to support her teaching practice. Pupil and teacher wellbeing is of top importance to Rachel and she loves singing and playing the violin and ukulele!

Rev Gayle Taylor

Glasgow born and bred, Gayle was Parish Minister of Bishopton for 10 years, Associate Minister for Children and Youth in Colinton in Edinburgh for 10 years and is now Transition Minister in Newbattle, Midlothian.

Always a School Chaplain integrating music and wellbeing into assemblies and group work and as a qualified counsellor, she has worked with the army, Place2Be and part time for two years as a Bereavement Support Practitioner with Child Bereavement UK in The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. Gayle loves live music and running.

Donna Hastings

As the Child and Families Lead at St Columba’s Hospice Care in Edinburgh, Donna has a wealth of experience in childhood bereavement, is an integrative counsellor, childhood grief therapist and Health Play Specialist. Donna is part of the working group for the Bereavement Charter for Children and Adults in Scotland and a member of the advisory group for the Childhood Bereavement Network.

Donna is passionate about childhood grief and improving outcomes for children and young people facing bereavement or who are bereaved in childhood and is an advocate for children to be given choice and to be included when someone is dying or has died. 

Stephen Patterson

Information on Stephen to follow soon.