Our professional work
Whilst we seek to employ qualified and non qualified education specialists many of our tutors and ex students, both qualified and non qualified teachers, work in the commercial music industry as well as teaching.
Tutors work for Learn to Rock on an invite only basis and we only select tutors who are proven excellent performers and/ or the leading Music and Performing Arts educationalists.
Please check out the links below to see what our tutors and ex students are up to in the professional performing world:
Dan Hudson: Drum Tutor
Dan has been hard at work this summer with his professional band: ‘Mama Freedom’.
Mama Freedom have just launched their new album ‘The Voodoo Suite Session’.
Check out some extracts of the video the guys took as they produced the new album:
Bridie Birkenshaw: Vocal Coach
Check out Bridie’s Tour Gigs:
Bridie’s latest You Tube videos:
Dave Brons: Music Technology and Guitar Tutor
Matt Wilkinson: Guitar Tutor
Jonny Greenwood: Guitar Tutor
Jonny is looking forward to a busy year of professional performance work.
Gig date and venues are as follows:
- Spanish guitar gigs
- NYE 2014 Ambiente Tapas Leeds or York (to be confirmed) 2015
- 14 January 2015: Aldea Tapas Holmefirth
- 15 February 2015: Fauconberg Arms Coxwold, York
- 18 March: Aldea Tapas Holmefirth
- YouTube channel
- Electric guitar instrumental
- El Sistema
- Malaguena Flamenco piece
- Jonny and Matt Spanish guitar Show-reel
Jonny has recently provided studio session guitar for the band “Le Neon
Jonny works with UK artist and Producer David Lawrie
- Live in the forest Part 3 – Species
- Live in the forest Full 3 part video Feline music video with playing credit
The David Lawrie album Dorothea’s Boat featuring Jonny on the album finale “Traffic lights at night” is now available for pre-order.
Ex Bass Guitar Student: Now a Full Time Undergraduate Student at The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Alex Hill: Drum Tutor
We have a great new Drum and Percussion tutor starting with us at Learn to Rock.
Alex Hill will be working in the Bradford and Ilkley areas from September.
Alex is a first class Drum tutor but is also a freelance composer working with some big names for Television advertising.
Here is some information about Alex:
Alex started drumming at the age of 11 and was soon gigging and touring with the UK the hit 60’s band ‘The Bachelors’.
Alex has performed in front of thousands in venues all over the country.
Currently Alex is working with upcoming singer/ songwriter Shauna Mackin and as part of this work he is getting regular air play with the BBC and performing regularly in gigs around Manchester. For more info and videos see: www.shaunamackin.com
As well as being a session drummer, Alex is also a professional composer. He has been composing and producing tracks for TV/Film and Media since gaining his Masters Degree in Music in 2012.
Alex has completed some high profile composition work for some big name companies including: Nike, Adidas, Jaguar, The RSPB and many more.
If you are interested in seeing/ hearing some of Alex’s work then please check out his website: www.alexhmusic.com