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Meet our Trustees

Wayne Densem

Wayne’s passion for music started around the age of five when his parents enrolled him in ukulele lessons. This progressed to the guitar and singing lessons.
Over the years growing up music became a big part of Wayne’s life. Around the age of 15, Wayne started teaching the guitar and then formed Garden City Music Studios, which grew to five teachers and 200 plus pupils.
Wayne played professionally in a band for 16 odd years from the age of 16, which was a personal highlight.
With business and family consuming the latter years Wayne’s desire to give back grew and as time became available he was able to initiate the forming of the “Kids Love Music Charitable Trust”.


Tony Bowater

Tony Bowater is the CEO of Bowater Toyota and oversees the Mag and Turbo store in Nelson as part of his portfolio within the family’s business, Bowater Motor Group.
His professional career has seen many accomplishments including helping lead the Bowater Toyota team to three consecutive Toyota New Zealand Dealer of the Year awards.
He has been a strong supporter of the Nelson / Tasman community, spending time on the board of the Nelson Jazz Club, including a period as Chair, and overseeing the highly successful Nelson Jazz Festival. Tony is also a skilled drummer and plays in several bands.


Jon Tidswell (Jr)

Jon has been practicing law since 1986 in Wellington, Napier and more recently Nelson. He joined Glasgow Harley in 2015 and specialises in commercial law, financing and business transactions. Jon has a particular interest in rural and aquaculture law.




Jonathon Deans

Jonathon is a Chartered Accountant and business advisor for Johnston Associates Chartered Accountants, having worked in the industry for some 15 years across Nelson/Marlborough and Canterbury. Having grown up in Nelson he has a great love for the region and enjoys spending time outside of work with his young family.
Music has always been one of his passions, having played guitar and bass with local bands in both Nelson and Christchurch. Helping to expose more young people to the gift of music is a wonderful cause to be involved in.


Annabel Boyes

Annabel’s interest in music started when she first heard a jazz band playing at her primary school one day. Annabel came home from school and announced that she wanted to play the clarinet and has been making music ever since. Annabel currently plays sax in several Nelson bands, is actively involved in helping live music to flourish, and sees the Kids Love Music Trust as a way of completing the circle — setting up young musicians to embark on their own musical journeys.

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