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Chris
« I first met Mike when I went to Chichester college to do my BTec in... More »
C
Chris
« I first met Mike when I went to Chichester college to do my BTec in popular music. from day one he's was friendly helpful and always there to help and if you didn't understand he would find away of explaining so you did. With Mike's help and teaching and patience I managed to carry on in music and get my degree. Thanks again Mike. »
£40/h
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Lessons offered by Mike
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Production
  • Music Technology
  • Computer-aided music
  • Mixing
  • Music Recording
  • Sibelius
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced composer/producer teaches all aspects of composition and music production from Cambridgeshire studio

Methodology

My teaching methods are based on hands-on direct experience - believing that students learn best when actually doing the job rather than simply reading about it. I teach is my own flexible production studio where students can expect to compose and produce high quality music of their own.

Experience

I am a composer/producer and professor of electronic music at a top London conservatoire. I have over 20 years experience in the fields of composition, media music and music production. I have successfully taught hundreds of students, many of whom now have successful music careers of their own. On the software front, my main expertise is in Logic and Sibelius.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £175
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £350
Lessons offered by Mike
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Music Production
  • Music Technology
  • Computer-aided music
  • Mixing
  • Music Recording
  • Sibelius
Levels
  • All Levels

Mike's CV


Qualifications / Awards – MA SFHE

BA (Hons) Music, University of York, 1988
MA Theology Sheffield University, 2001
Best Music Based Radio Program, CBC, 2007
Honorary Diploma in Songwriting, The World Music Foundation, 2008
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2013


Current and Most Recent Professional Activity - chronological in reverse order

Professor of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (1994-ongoing)
Artistic Director, Inspire Community Music CLC (2015-ongoing)
Together Productions: Lead composer & workshop leader for “Sembo!” - Refugee Week 2018 finale song. (2018)
Arts Depot, ‘Harmony of Difference’: Composer and workshop facilitator working with severe PMLD pupils (2018)
Waddesdon Manor: Lead composer for “Waddeson Imaginarium” video mapping (2017)
Glastonbury Festival & Barbican Film: Musical Director for “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (2017)
Black Cat 107 FM: Composer and Producer for station ID and jingles package (2017)
Barbican Arts Centre: Lead Composer for “Revolution 360” - gramophone Installation on lakeside
3FF, ‘Singing Our Lives’: Composer for collaborative songwriting project with migrant communities in Camden
Myro’s Adventures – Composer and Music Producer - children’s television series (52 x 11)
The William Morris Gallery: Production of double CD product for The William Morris Gallery (2014/15)
Bedford Creative Arts: Commission for new experimental suite for Choir (premier due in December 2013)
Zappy Music Ltd: Music for series of 8 iPad/iPhone music apps (2013)
Barbican Arts Centre: Collaborative Composition ‘Syn-the-sis’ for Philip Glass Weekend 2012)
Barbican Film: Musical Director for ‘Landmarks of Silent Animation’ presentations (2009-2016)
BBC Symphony Orchestra: Soundscape Installation for Jonathan Harvey Total Immersion Event at the Barbican (2012)
Myro’s Adventures Ltd: Sound design and production of music for 6 Audio Books and 6 iPad/iPhone apps (2012)
Myro’s Adventures Ltd: Composed and produced 10 song CD for children’s book series (2010)
East Kent Wider Opportunities Partnership: Workshops culminating in 5 piece suite of instrumentals (2010)
Starshine Music: Arranging and producing backing tracks (2010-2013)
Rhodes Arts Theatre: Musical Director, arranger & music producer for ‘Aladdin’ pantomime (2009/10)
Alderton Junior School: Workshops culminating in collaborative composition of ‘School Song’ (2009)
Brooke Lapping: Incidental music for a series of 4 documentary shorts for Social Care TV (2009)
Key101 FM: Composed and produced music for a series of radio adverts (2009)
Waltham Forest Music Service: ‘Lead Composer’ on the collaborative “Fellowship Symphony” (2008)
Hackney Music Development Trust: Music Technology composition project (2008)
Three River’s Choir Festival: Collaborative ‘soundscape’ project (2008)
The Wigmore Hall and Stour Valley Arts: Collaborative composition project with 2 GCSE groups (2007)


Composer / Producer – other highlights

Jim Henson Organisation – Children’s Television Series “The Ghost of Faffner Hall” ITV Network & Worldwide
Myro’s Adventures – Children’s Television Series (52 x 11)
BBC Television & Radio: SOP, BBC1 (2003/04), ‘Soundworlds’, BBC World Service (2004),
Pace Productions – British Rail TV adverts
The Salvation Army: Composed and produced music for a historical documentaries (2009 & 2012)
Warner Classic – composer and producer for a series of compilation CDs (1998-2001)
Universal Music – 5 albums of library music
CNN – News Themes
SKY – news and nature themes
Oxford University: “Birds of the Air” for Oboe & Electronics – ‘The Composer Speaks’ series (1999)
SPA Films – ‘Love Actually’ underscore (2003)
North Star Music: CD release - “Eternal Forest”(1996)
North Star Music: CD release - “Still Time”(1999)
BBC John Cage Festival at the Barbican: “Cyberscape” (premier 2004, re-performance 2006)
Telemagination – commissioned work on ‘Animals of Farthing Wood’ footage
SU Sound & vision – “Uncage the Lion”, “Where the Heart is” & “What’s God Like?” Videos
Library Service Talking Books – Robina Beckles-Wilson’s children’s stories
North Star Music & KTEL: CD release - “Precious Moments”, (2002) – KTEL’s ‘baby love’ series
Primary School composition project - “Soranah’s Spaceship” (2004)


Educator - chronological in reverse order

Professor & Head of Electronic Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (2005 – ongoing)
Examiner and Moderator, London Examinations, A’Level Music Technology (1995-1998)
Professor of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (1994 - 2005)
Course Director (full time), BTEC ND in Music Performance, Chichester College of Arts (1992-1994)
Piano Teacher, Berkshire School of Pop Music (1991-1992)
Music Workshop Leader (part time), Clarendon School for Children with Special Needs, Richmond (1991-1992)
Class Music Teacher (full time), Christ’s School, Richmond, (1991)
Youth Worker (music, part time) Richmond upon Thames Youth service (1989-1992)


Musical Director / Performer – other highlights

Pianist, London Contemporary Dance Theatre (Education Unit, York 1989)
Musical Director, York Lively Arts Theatre (1989)
Musical Director, Bedside Manners Theatre Company (1989-1991)
Pianist, The I.H.S World Orchestra (2000-2004)
Musical Director, CCC West London Gospel Choir (2000-2004)
Artistic and Musical Director, The Still Time Band (1999-2010)
Director “John Cage Electronic Music Day”, GSMD - part of BBC Cage Festival (2004)
Additional Orchestrations for John Cage’s “Ocean” with Andrew Calver (2007)
Musical Director, Aladdin, (Rhodes Theatre, 2009)
Musical Director, Barbican Silent Film Series (2010 – ongoing)


8 reviews on Mike
  • 5/5

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8 recommendations

C
Chris

I first met Mike when I went to Chichester college to do my BTec in popular music. from day one he's was friendly helpful and always there to help and if you didn't understand he would find away of explaining so you did. With Mike's help and teaching and patience I managed to carry on in music and get my degree. Thanks again Mike.

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Ben

I studied under Mike for 4 years at the guildhall. Not only is he an inspiring composer to learn from he is also a genuinely lovely person who cares about each and every student under him. It was a absolute pleasure to have had Mike as my tutor.

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Jordan

Mike was my head of department throughout my time at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Mike is a great teacher, with a broad spectrum of musical knowledge ranging from traditional theory and classical music, to contemporary electronic styles.

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Harun

Mike was head of music at Chichester college when I was studying btec music. I can not describe how much of an influence and positive effect of his tuition, encouragement and guidance has had on me as a person and professional musician. I owe him a great deal as it was directly due to him that I have been able to build a solid career as a musician, supporting my wife and children. He’s a life changer

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Samuel

Mike's a great musician and wonderful teacher. He was able to effectively tutor a class which ranged in expertise from the experienced down to the completely amateur (me!) - a great guy to learn from and get to know. He's also got a great knowledge of music beyond his specific field which really lends credibility to his teaching. An all-round good egg.

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Christopher

Mike is a thoughtful and patient teacher who helped guide me through my musical education. I have now been a professional composer for film, TV and theatre for nearly 20 years and I can honestly say I wouldn't be doing what I do if it hadn't been for Mikes guidance through my school and university years.

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Peter

I was very fortunate to have Mike as my Electronic Music teacher for four years whilst at college. I really appreciated his great passion for the subject and his endless patience. Mike is very understanding and supportive of his students and was always happy to give his advice, which was invariably excellent.

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Barbara

I highly recommend Mike to anyone interested in learning Music Production and Electronic Music. Mike was one of my Professors at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and I always looked forward to our classes with him. He is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher, very patient and also fun. He really cares about his students and helps them thrive in a calm and inspiring environment.

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