We are Laura Callaghan Grooms & Russ Callaghan Grooms and we care about music and arts, and about people.

Before forming Hand on Heart Arts in 2012, Laura Callaghan Grooms and Russ Callaghan Grooms were both working professionals in the field of music education and arts education, as well as being musicians / artists in our own right. We decided to pool our passions to create Hand on Heart Arts.

Whatever we do, whoever we work with, and whatever skill-set is needed, we try to put people first. We like people. We like music. We like creativity and imagination. We like the arts and culture. We just want people to realise their potential, in whatever way that means to them. We think we’re pretty good at helping with this.

Hand On Heart Arts Team


We are passionate about every human being accessing creative, imaginative and artistic education.


Laura Callaghan Grooms

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a: Saltdean, Brighton, UK

m: +44 7775 964 785

e: [email protected]

Philharmonia Orchestra

Laura’s tireless enthusiasm, genuine passion, highly developed organisational skills, and thoughtful intelligence combine to make her a pleasure to work with. All of the project management work that she’s undertaken for the Philharmonia has been completed quickly and efficiently to an excellent standard. Our staff and partners very much enjoy working with Laura, and she approaches every task
positively and with good humour. She’s an asset to music education!

Lindsay Wilson
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