Dave Colquhoun

Portrait of Dave Colquhoun


+ Guitar Tutor

Dave’s career as a guitarist has spanned 3 decades, in which time he’s worked with artists as diverse as Ian Brown, Bow Wow Wow and Ozzy Osbourne. Dave’s playing has garnered widespread recognition, having achieved the honour of being crowned Guitarist magazine’s Guitarist of the Year in 1995. Since then, his live and studio work has continued unabated.  He’s a staple of Rick Wakeman’s band and regularly works many other artists such as KT Tunstall, Belinda Carlisle and Procol Harum. Most recently Dave has been closely involved with the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, working as a guitar tutor for the lead actor and being Brian May’s ‘hands’!

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Our Courses

We are world leaders in on-site, online and blended learning for musicians. Our BA (Hons) and Master’s courses are internationally recognised and approved by Falmouth University.

BA (Hons) Career Musician On-site

Immerse yourself in the on-site university experience. Get the best of both worlds.

BA (Hons) Career Musician Online

Enjoy the flexibility of online learning. Study on your own terms. 

MA Music Entrepreneur

Sharpen your commercial edge. Study online or with a blend of on-site and online activity. It’s up to you. 

Why WaterBear?

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
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