Departments and Tutors

Our tutors are the real deal.

All highly experienced at every level of the music industry. All bonded by music and the commitment to help you.

Adam Bushell
Adam Bushell

CEO

+ Drums Tutor

Adam has played for many top-level bands and artists including Freak Power, Will Young, Martha […]

Bruce John Dickinson
Bruce John Dickinson

Founder and Director

+ Guitar Tutor

Bruce has had 11 top forty hits and a number 1 album with Little Angels. […]

Rabea Massaad
Rabea Massaad

+ Guitar Tutor

Rabea Massad (Bea) is no ordinary music college guitar tutor. He is a titan of YouTube […]

Mark Richardson
Mark Richardson

+ Drums Tutor

Mark Richardson is the drummer of ‘Skunk Anansie’, founder and trustee of the music industry […]

Aidan Hampson
Aidan Hampson

+ Bass Tutor

Aidan has received plaudit from world’s greatest players including Nathan East & Leland Sklar. He […]

Sam Bell
Sam Bell

+ Guitar Tutor

Sam Bell is a leading UK session guitarist and educator. He first picked up a […]

Dale Davis
Dale Davis

+ Bass Tutor

Dale has recorded and toured with hundreds of artists including Amy Winehouse, Tina Turner, Paul […]

Pete Riley
Pete Riley

+ Drums Tutor

Pete is a renowned drummer having worked with the likes of Republica, Guthrie Govan (The […]

Pat Heath
Pat Heath

+ Guitar Tutor

Pat Heath is a rock-fusion guitarist and online content producer who has played on 8 […]

James Fitchett
James Fitchett

+ Electronic Music Tutor

James is one half of the successful duo Prok | Fitch who in the past […]

Kairen Kemp
Kairen Kemp

+ WaterBear Staff Tutor

Kairen Kemp has worked in the entertainment industry since her teens first as an actor, […]

George Donoghue
George Donoghue

+ Audio Production Tutor

Georges works have been played on Radio 1, KRQQ, Amazing radio, BBC Introducing and have […]

Demelza Mather
Demelza Mather

+ Drums Tutor

As a drummer, Demelza plays with ‘The Wytches’ and has played in ‘Projector’. She’s played […]

Liam Colin Kearley
Liam Colin Kearley

+ Drums Tutor

Liam Colin Kearley is a professional drummer and educator. He has played drums for 20 […]

Stuart Brewer
Stuart Brewer

+ Guitar Tutor

A music industry professional of almost 20 years, Stu’s career has taken him around the […]

Lisa McKeown
Lisa McKeown

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Lisa kick-started her music career in 2011 by co-founding an artist management company, signing and […]

Amba Tremain
Amba Tremain

+ Vocals Tutor

Amba has worked with many high-profile artists including Boy George, Newton Faulkner, Ella Henderson and […]

Tom Heron
Tom Heron

+ Drums Tutor

Tom plays drums in The Xcerts. They have performed in notable UK and European venues […]

Rob Town
Rob Town

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Previously a member of British rock group Panic Cell, Rob has toured the world and […]

Matt White
Matt White

+ Guitar Tutor

Matt White is a freelance musician, songwriter and educator. As part of The Temperance Movement, Matt achieved […]

Tom Stevens
Tom Stevens

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Tom has released three critically acclaimed albums with the band Freeze the Atlantic on the […]

Laurance Bridge
Laurance Bridge

+ Bass Tutor

An experienced bassist that’s had broad studio & live performance experience, having played legendary venues […]

Georgia Train
Georgia Train

+ Business & Innovation & Songwriting Tutor

Georgia has worked with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds and Matt […]

Ben Ash
Ben Ash

+ Guitar Tutor

In 2013, Ben got his big break as live guitarist for the UK Grindcore/Death Metal […]

Rasha Shaheen
Rasha Shaheen

College Principal

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Rasha is a performance scientist. She is always curious when it comes to exploring how […]

Jack Kingslake
Jack Kingslake

+ Electronic Music Tutor

Jack Kingslake is a Brighton based musician and producer currently signed to the world renowned […]

Kieran Daniel
Kieran Daniel

+ Guitar Tutor

Kieran has been professional musician for nearly 20 years with extensive touring experience in the […]

Jag Jago
Jag Jago

+ Audio Production Tutor

An experienced guitarist and producer, Jag has worked with leading artists such as The Maccabees, […]

Ben Thackeray
Ben Thackeray

+ Audio Production Tutor

At Mayfair studios Ben worked with artists such as Radiohead, Supergrass and Black Rebel Motorcycle […]

Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts

+ Audio Production Tutor

As a producer, Mark has worked with artists such as Black Peaks, Delta Sleep, Toska, […]

Adam Goodlet
Adam Goodlet

+ Audio Production Tutor

Adam gained notoriety with freeform hardcore dance act ‘Ephexis’, reaching no.6 in Mixmag’s list of […]

Jo Garland
Jo Garland

+ Vocals Tutor

An internationally acclaimed vocalist, Jo’s career has stretched over 25 years, working with some of […]

Robin Schlochtermeier
Robin Schlochtermeier

+ Audio Production & Songwriting Tutor

Robin is a composer for film and TV, having worked for clients such as the […]

Johnny Wells
Johnny Wells

+ Bass Tutor

As a bass player Johnny has worked with the Grammy Winning Soweto Gospel Choir and […]

Paul Turner
Paul Turner

+ Bass Tutor

Since 2005 Paul has been the bassist for UK band Jamiroquai. He has co-writing credits […]

Billy Mauseth
Billy Mauseth

+ Business & Innovation & Electronic Music Tutor

A well known figure in the UK Electronic Music Scene, Billy has over 25 years […]

Claire Spooner
Claire Spooner

+ Electronic Music Tutor

With two decades of experience in the music industry, Claire has fully established herself in […]

Tim Belcher
Tim Belcher

+ Electronic Music Tutor

Producer, studio engineer, DJ and tutor Tim Belcher has many different guises under which he […]

Toby Moore
Toby Moore

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

Toby is the Founder of Content Club and Poster, two awesome content-led startups. Seasonally, Toby […]

Samuel Organ
Samuel Organ

+ Electronic Music & Songwriting Tutor

Samuel Organ is a founding member of The Physics House Band, a group who have […]

Nick Williams
Nick Williams

+ Songwriting Tutor

Nick Williams is a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer and live music promoter. He’s the […]

Dave Colquhoun
Dave Colquhoun

+ Guitar Tutor

Dave’s 3-decade career has seen him work with artists such as Ian Brown, Bow Wow […]

Abi D’Arcy
Abi D’Arcy

+ Songwriting Tutor

Abi is a singer, songwriter and performer who has supported artists such as Paolo Nutini, […]

George Holliday
George Holliday

+ Songwriting Tutor

George has written and played for artists supporting the likes of JP Cooper, AJ Brown, […]

Bryan Chambers
Bryan Chambers

+ Vocals Tutor

Bryan’s first project was Hyper Go Go on the Positiva label, with tracks like High, […]

John Hart
John Hart

+ Business & Innovation Tutor

John was a member of the self–managed group Edward II, John toured the world and […]

Sophie Burrell
Sophie Burrell

+ Guitar Tutor

Sophie is a musician, teacher and social media influencer based in the UK. From the […]

Megan Sayer
Megan Sayer

+ Vocals Tutor

As an active vocalist and musical theatre artist, Megan’s career has taken her from band […]

Georgie Palzeaird
Georgie Palzeaird

Head of Student Experience

+ WaterBear Staff Tutor

Georgie is a radio presenter and accredited journalist. Following her MA in Radio at Goldsmiths, […]

Jodie Amos
Jodie Amos

Events Coordinator

+ WaterBear Staff Tutor

Front-women of her former band, drummer and singer Jodie graduated from her MA in Innovation […]

Laura Jenkins
Laura Jenkins

+ Songwriting Tutor

Laura Jenkins (BA hons) is a singer/songwriter, guitarist, front woman and session vocalist and has […]

Molly Rimmer
Molly Rimmer

MA Programme Officer

+ WaterBear Staff Tutor

Molly is a drummer and guitarist. After completing her BA in Professional Musicianship, she secured […]

Kat Ward
Kat Ward

BA Programme Officer

+ WaterBear Staff Tutor

Kat is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist who loves to write songs about bubble tea […]

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Tardigrade (AKA Water Bear)

  • Micro-animal that is found everywhere, in all extreme climates
  • The most resilient creature known to humanity. Survives and adapts to its surroundings
  • This resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do