Professionals who are out in the real-world industry at the highest levels.

Learn from the masters. In our unique educational environment, students are taught by the very best music industry professionals who are out there, doing it for real, pushing creative boundaries. Each and every day, they bring the most up to date knowledge and rarest of opportunities from the outside world back into ACM classrooms for our students. They are expert educators who inform and inspire.

ACM’s tutors are leaders in their chosen field, whether that be performance, songwriting, production or music business. They possess formidable resumés, as we hope you enjoy reading about, below.

Whether you are hoping to one day make the hits or manage people who do, ACM’s world-class teaching faculty will be on hand to help. After all, your music industry dreams are their career.

Adam Pain

Adam is a senior lecturer at ACM. He is a graduate of the first LIPA

Alex Phillips

Alex’s professional experience includes a touring schedule across Europe and as far afield as China,

Aly Duff

Aly is a performance specialist and one of our many experienced, longstanding tutors at ACM.

Anna Brooks

Anna is a multi-talented vocalist, saxophonist, arranger, musical director, and recording artist. She is an

Arran McSporran

Arran has been a professional electric bass player and teacher since finishing his studies at

Becky Morton

Becky is a highly versatile and dedicated singer, vocal coach and musical director She has

Ben Scott

Whether it’s laying down the drums on Ed Sheeran’s multi-platinum selling album ‘+’, co-writing the

Brian Henry

Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark Morrison, Carron Wheeler (Soul II Soul),

Carla Willis-Brown

Miss C Brown is a creative international DJ/VJ. An insider of the music industry for

Charlie Morland

Since 2007, Charlie has worked as a professional guitarist performing for many of the industry’s

Cherisse Osei

Playing to sold-out arenas and global audiences, professional drummer Cherisse Osei celebrates 11 years of

Damien Nolan

Damien brings to ACM his wealth of experience as a sessional guitarist. He has been

Danny Mullowney

Career credits: Universal Records, Michael Fienstien, Wayne Newton, Marvin Hamlisch, Judy Carmichael, Chita Rivera, Jack

Darren Beckett

After winning a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, Darren left the Emerald Isle

Dr Tony Briscoe

Tony Briscoe is the Head of Game Development and Group & Campus Leader at ACM

Emma Louise

Emma-Louise’s career spans over many years, working alongside the UK’s living legend, Jazzie B, as

George Cook

George comes to ACM with many years of music industry experience. He focuses on drum

Giorgio Serci

Career Credits: David Garrett, Basia, TM Stevens, Harvie S, Andy Sheppard, Martin Taylor, Julian Lloyd

Helena May

Helena May has firmly established herself as one of the capital’s top vocalists, performing and

Iwan VanHetten

As a widely respected multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and musical director, Iwan has worked with big

Joe Yoshida

Career Credits: Toseland / Bob Blakeley / Mike Batt / Katie Melua / Joel Compass

Jon Duff

Jon is a vastly experienced player and contributes to Rhythm magazine. He specialises in developing time keeping,

Jono McNeil

Jono provides innovative vocal coaching for a large range of professional singers, television contestants, contemporary

Katie Hector

Katie’s performance work has included extensive worldwide touring, with a range of different artists and

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor is a keyboard player and music director. He started his career playing with

Mat Hector

Mat is an experienced drummer and has been a part of Iggy Pop’s band for

Mike Dunn

Mike has been a professional musician for more than 25 years, and has enjoyed a

Mike Goodman

Mike has taught guitar for many years at Primary, GCSE, A Level, BTEC Diploma, Higher

Mike Nichols

Career Credits: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Joe Brown, The Supremes, The Drifters, Opera North, Sam Brown

Nat Martin

Nat Martin has been playing guitar for 17 years and his primary influences are blues,

Neil Bullock

Neil studied privately with the world renowned drummer Mal Garrett from the Birmingham Conservatoire and

Nic Meier

Swiss guitarist Nicolas, now based in London, has toured in Switzerland, Italy and France, having

Pat Hughes

Pat is a highly technical bass player with a plethora of live experience under his

Paul Geary

Paul is a well-respected lecturer at ACM, with his vast amount of knowledge and experience.

Pete Riley

Career Credits: Republica, Phil Hilborne and Guthrie Govan. Pete is a technically outstanding drummer with

Rob Harral

Rob is an extremely versatile player, with tone and groove as his expertise. Rob studied

Rokhsan Heydari

Rokhsan first attended ACM as a student in 2005 and returned in September 2016 as

Sandy Beales

Career Credits: One Direction, Wheatus, Loick Essien, Leddra Chapman, Ben Montague. Sandy specialises in Electric,

Sarah Geary

Sarah has been a professional musician for the last 20 years. She has extensive experience

Steve Sheldon

Steve likes to think of himself as a ‘real working musician’, keeping all his guitar

Tanya Lacey

Tanya’s career of songwriting and performing spans over ten years. Tanya first signed to Sony

Tim Walters

Tim Walters began playing the guitar in 1989 and teaching in the year 2000. In

Toby Drummond

Toby is a professional drummer who has performed with artists such as The Seahorses, Shaun

Victoria ‘ViX’ Perkins

ViX has been a professional singer-songwriter since the age of 15. She is a member

Windsor McGilvray

Windsor graduated as ACM’s ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’. He worked with bands and artists,

Ben Davies

Ben holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Technology from Staffordshire University and was also

Bob Earland

Bob Earland is an engineer, producer and musician with over 15 years experience in the

Brian Henry

Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark Morrison, Carron Wheeler (Soul II Soul),

Charlie Morland

Since 2007, Charlie has worked as a professional guitarist performing for many of the industry’s

Gary Bromham

Career Credits: Nine Below Zero, Maccabees, SVK, Gravity Pulls, Scarlette, U2, Editors, Nylon, Jennifer Rush,

Mark Smithers

Having worked as a DJ / producer for many years, Mark has performed at some

Moritz Schmittat

Career credits: Winner of a Global Music Award and nominated for the Hollywood Media in

Paul Ressel

Paul Ressel is a multi-award winning producer and composer. He has produced for artists like

Professor Stretch

Career Credits: All Saints, Gabrielle, Sugababes, Lightning Seeds and Eric Clapton. ‘Prof’ Stretch has been

ShaoDow

ShaoDow (Shaa-ow-dough) is a professional rapper and manga author. He self-released three albums, which sold

Shea Stedford

Shea has been a producer, DJ and engineer with over ten years of industry experience.

Adam Pain

Adam is a senior lecturer at ACM. He is a graduate of the first LIPA

Brian Henry

Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark Morrison, Carron Wheeler (Soul II Soul),

Evan Rogers

Evan pursued his career in London, as an electric and double bassist and found himself

Francesco Lo Castro

Francesco is a guitarist, collaborating both in the studio and on tour across the world

Jamie West-Oram

Jamie brings many years of music industry experience to ACM. Educated at the Leeds College

Kaya Herstad-Carney

Kaya comes from Norway and developed her career to become an established artist with a

Matt Jones

Matt is lead guitarist for progressive power metal band Dakesis and is known for his

Stasys Sliauteris

Stas is primarily a drummer, songwriter and performer involved in various projects consisting of Rock/Blues,

Tanya Lacey

Tanya’s career of songwriting and performing spans over ten years. Tanya first signed to Sony

Tobias Alexander

Tobias has worked professionally as a drummer since 2006 working both nationally and internationally. He

Chris Carney

Chris is a DJ, actor and festival founder from Liverpool. Having spent ten years in

Darrin Woodford

Darrin has worked in the music industry for over 20 years and specialises in artist

Dave Cronen

Dave has worked in various areas of the music industry since 1984 including Virgin Retail,

Ellie Fitzgerald

Ellie has worked in the music and entertainment industry for over 15 years. She first

Matt Russell

Matt graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in Acoustics. He started as a sound engineer,

Nathan Richards

Nathan Richards is a former singer songwriter turned academic. Currently a doctoral candidate at the

Rachel H

Rachel’s career spans over 25 years in the music industry and she has been part

Chris Carney

Chris is a DJ, actor and festival founder from Liverpool. Having spent ten years in

Matt Russell

Matt graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in Acoustics. He started as a sound engineer,

Will Driscoll

Will started working in the music industry by embarking on his first arena tour whilst still

Dr Lucy Harrison

Lucy is a composer and sound designer specialising in interactive sound. She has PhD in

Dr Tony Briscoe

Tony Briscoe is the Head of Game Development and Group & Campus Leader at ACM

Ronnie Ochero

Ronnie has over 13 years’ experience as a professional artist working with various companies including

Jamie West-Oram

Jamie brings many years of music industry experience to ACM. Educated at the Leeds College

Kaya Herstad-Carney

Kaya comes from Norway and developed her career to become an established artist with a

Tim Hawes

Tim Hawes is a songwriter and record producer who has achieved over 10 million record

Ace

As a touring musician, Ace has lived and breathed the full extent of the music

Andy Masson

Andy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Music Business. He has significant experience within the

Darrin Woodford

Darrin has worked in the music industry for over 20 years and specialises in artist

Dave Cronen

Dave has worked in various areas of the music industry since 1984 including Virgin Retail,

Johannes “Jim” Norris-Brown

Johannes graduated from the Academy of Music & Sound with a first class BA Honours

Kaan Tasan

Kaan is a tutor and Industry Link Coordinator at ACM. With an extensive history as

Yasmin Mirdamad

Yasmin made her way through the music industry as a musician when she moved from