Music Tutors | Music School Tuition | ACM Music College

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.

Abi Crista Evans

Performance Tutor » Abi Crista Evans is primarily a singer/songwriter/performer involved in various original projects

Adam Pain

Cross Discipline Tutor » Career Credits: Musicians Channel TV Presenter (Sky), Production and Mix Engineering

Alex Creese

Performance Tutor Alex is a guitarist with extensive freelance experience and has been performing professionally

Aly Duff

Performance Tutor Aly Duff is a Performance Specialist and one of our many experienced, longstanding

Antonia Anastasi

Performance tutor Antonia Anastasi is a singer/songwriter with over fifteen years of experience in the

Arran McSporran

Performance Tutor Arran has been a professional electric bass player and teacher since finishing his

Becky Morton

Performance Tutor Becky is a highly versatile and dedicated singer, vocal coach and musical director

Ben Scott

Performance Tutor » Whether it’s laying down the drums on Ed Sheeran’s multi-platinum selling album

Brian Henry

Production / Cross Discipline Tutor » Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark

Charlie Morland

Performance / Production Tutor Since 2007, Charlie has worked as a professional guitarist performing for

Cherisse Osei

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

Danny Mullowney

Performance Tutor » Career credits: Universal Records, Michael Fienstien, Wayne Newton, Marvin Hamlisch, Judy Carmichael,

Darren Beckett

Performance Tutor After winning a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, Darren left the

Emma Louise

Performance Tutor Career Credits : Soul2Soul, Alicia Keys, SOS Band, Jocelyn Brown, Carleen Anderson, Duncan

George Cook

Performance Tutor » George Cook has toured and/or recorded with Eminem, Birdy, Marika Hackman, Jamie

Giorgio Serci

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: David Garrett, Basia, TM Stevens, Harvie S, Andy Sheppard, Martin

Helena May

Performance Tutor Helena May has been singing across the UK and internationally since 2008, performing

Joe Yoshida

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Toseland / Bob Blakeley / Mike Batt / Katie Melua

Jon Duff

Performance Tutor Jon is a vastly experienced player and contributes to Rhythm magazine. He specialises in developing

Jono McNeil

Performance Tutor Jono McNeil began his music career in the Australian music scene, performing both

Katie Hector

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

Mark Taylor

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Simple Minds, Elton John, Marti Pellow, Lulu, Jimmy Cliff, Echo

Mike Dunn

Senior Lecturer » Mike has been a professional bass player for nearly 20 years, and

Mike Goodman

Performance Tutor » Mike has taught guitar for many years at Primary, GCSE, A Level,

Mike Nichols

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Joe Brown, The Supremes, The Drifters, Opera

Nat Martin

Performance Tutor » Nat Martin has been playing guitar for 17 years and his primary

Nic Meier

Performance Tutor » Swiss guitarist Nicolas, now based in London, has toured in Switzerland, Italy

Pat Hughes

Performance Tutor Pat is a highly technical bass player with a plethora of live experience

Paul Geary

Bass Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Dire Straits Experience, George Micheal, Sister Sledge, Rose Royce,

Paul Turner

Performance Tutor Although known primarily as a member of Jamiroquai since 2005 and also for

Pete Riley

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Republica, Phil Hilborne and Guthrie Govan. Pete is a technically

Rokhsan Heydari

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

Sandy Beales

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: One Direction, Wheatus, Loick Essien, Leddra Chapman, Ben Montague. Sandy

Sarah Geary

Performance Tutor » Career Credits: Paul Young, Edwin Starr, Hot Chocolate, Bonnie Tyler, Crowded House

Tim Walters

Performance Tutor » Tim Walters began playing the guitar in 1989 and teaching in the

Toby Drummond

Performance Tutor ACM’s drum tutor Toby Drummond is a UK drummer born in Vancouver, Canada.

Windsor McGilvray

Performance Tutor Since graduating from ACM as ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’, drummer Windsor has

Bob Earland

Music Production Tutor » Bob Earland is an engineer, producer and musician with over 15

Brian Henry

Production / Cross Discipline Tutor » Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark

Charlie Morland

Performance / Production Tutor Since 2007, Charlie has worked as a professional guitarist performing for

Gary Bromham

Production Tutor » Career Credits: Nine Below Zero, Maccabees, SVK, Gravity Pulls, Scarlette, U2, Editors,

John Gallen

Production Tutor » Career Credits: Queen, Simply Red, George Benson, Aswad, Rick Astley, Boy George,

Mark Brocklesby

Production Tutor » Career Credits: James Walsh, Yousef, Red Snapper, Jenny Bae, Phil Franz Jones,

Mark Smithers

Production Tutor / Programme Manager, HE L4-6 Having worked as a DJ / producer for

Moritz Schmittat

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

Professor Stretch

Production Tutor » Career Credits: All Saints, Gabrielle, Sugababes, Lightning Seeds and Eric Clapton. Prof

Shea Stedford

Production Tutor » Career Credits: Little Mix, The Saturdays, Girls Aloud, Sugarbabes, Laurence Fox, MNEK,

Wade Bennett

Production Tutor » Career Credits: Reset Robot, Simon Baker, Jimmy Edgar, Shadow Child, Alan Fitzpatrick House,

Adam Pain

Cross Discipline Tutor » Career Credits: Musicians Channel TV Presenter (Sky), Production and Mix Engineering

Brian Henry

Production / Cross Discipline Tutor » Career Credits: Eternal, Gabrielle, Mica Paris, Shola Ama, Mark

Jamie West-Oram

Cross Discipline Tutor Educated at the Leeds College of Music, Jamie moved to London in

Jerry Thackray

Senior Lecturer – Cross-discipline Dr Jerry Thackray is an internationally-renowned music critic, who has edited

Kaya Herstad-Carney

Cross Discipline Tutor / Senior Lecturer, Voice Specialist and Artist Development Kaya is a singer,

Chris Carney

Business and Technical Services Tutor Chris is a DJ, actor and festival founder from Liverpool.

Darrin Woodford

Business Tutor / Industry Link, Discovery and Development Darrin has been in the music industry

Dave Cronen

Business Link Ambassador Dave Cronen has worked across all areas of the music industry since

Jerry Thackray

Senior Lecturer – Cross-discipline Dr Jerry Thackray is an internationally-renowned music critic, who has edited

Matt Russell

Technical Services Senior Lecturer Having graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in Acoustics, Matthew started

Mike McNally

Business Tutor » Career Credits: NME, GQ, Virgin Radio, Nettwerk, AIM. Mike McNally moved into

Chris Carney

Business and Technical Services Tutor Chris is a DJ, actor and festival founder from Liverpool.

Matt Russell

Technical Services Senior Lecturer Having graduated with a BEng (Hons) degree in Acoustics, Matthew started

Will Driscoll

Technical Services Tutor Will started working in the music industry by embarking on his first arena

Jamie West-Oram

Cross Discipline Tutor Educated at the Leeds College of Music, Jamie moved to London in

Kaya Herstad-Carney

Cross Discipline Tutor / Senior Lecturer, Voice Specialist and Artist Development Kaya is a singer,

Tim Hawes

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

Ace

Director of Creative Industry Development As a touring musician, Ace has lived and breathed the

Andy Masson

Industry Link Events Manager As well as having a BA (Hons) in Music Business under his

Darrin Woodford

Business Tutor / Industry Link, Discovery and Development Darrin has been in the music industry

Dave Cronen

Business Link Ambassador Dave Cronen has worked across all areas of the music industry since

Johannes “Jim” Norris-Brown

Industry Link With a varied and wide experience of the creative industries, Jim is the

Kaan Tasan

Industry Link With an extensive history as both band member and Tour Manager, Kaan has

Kieron Pepper

Head of Creative Output » Career Credits: The Prodigy, Radiophonic Workshop, Sleeper, Dead Kids. Kieron

Yasmin Mirdamad

Industry Link Having worked as a Personal Assistant to the CEO of Metropolis Studios, Yasmin