All our tutors have Enhanced DBS’s and are experienced musicians and passionate about music, they are performers, recording artists, session musicians and university graduates. With that sort of background they have the knowledge not only to teach music but to get you performing confidently.
Lisa – Da Boss & Guitar, Vocals, Classical Piano, Keyboards, Cornet, Trumpet and whatever else she can get a tune out of:
Lisa began playing classical piano at the age of 9, as an accomplished pianist the timing was perfect to transition into a rock keyboard player in the 80’s. She was a member of many club bands in the south of England, playing both covers and original material. She played in various gigs from open air festivals for the “British Motorcycle Association” (AKA “The Hells Angels”) to London’s “Epicentre of Rock”, The Marquee Club. Lisa also worked as a session musician in studios such as “The Crypt” used by Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart as well as other London based studios. She is also an accomplished Guitarist, Flugel horn & Cornet player – having played in regional brass bands.
Over the past few years Lisa has been more focused on her Guitar and working as a sound engineer at some major music & arts festivals. She is also the person that is bringing The Rock Project to Mid Wales & Shrewsbury she says “The Rock Project is an exciting and fun way of learning – music has been a constant companion to me through life”
Zoe – Guitar – Vocals
I am a good ol’ Shropshire lass and I started my love for music at a young age, tinkering away on the piano we had in our family home. I began lessons in piano and slowly built up my grades during the lessons. I began singing along to playing piano and what we used to call “kitchen karaoke” with wooden spoons dancing away with my sisters and mother. I since then have self taught myself to play guitar, ukulele, cajon and mandolin. I am currently learning how to play the violin.
I continued to enjoy music but decided to complete a degree in Psychology in order to pursue a more therapeutic / intervention side of musicianship. I completed a Psychology BSc in Cambridge and began working at a specialist school for autism; providing therapy using music, expressive art play, lego therapy and circus art skills.
I have been in a few bands / duos over the years and have gigged all across the country with talented musicians! I currently host a few open mics in Shropshire and use my years of knowledge of music to also perform as a high quality sound technician. I have an EP of my own music called “Thousand Arrows” that will be released next year on Spotify, iTunes and other media platforms.
Ian – Drums
Professional Drummer, Music Educator and Recording Engineer, based in Shrewsbury Shropshire.
At ten years old, Ian watched a professional Percussion Ensemble play at his local school which sparked an interest in anything percussive.
Shortly thereafter his parents saw his interest and he was lucky enough to start private lessons with local tutor Andy Richard’s. Ian,s parents bought him a second hand Drum Kit and he started to play in the Schools Brass and Jazz bands.
After passing all eight drum kit exams with Trinity College of Music he joined the County Jazz Youth Orchestra where he played a combination of Drum Kit and Percussion touring across the country.
At 16, he started performing in local groups around Shropshire in all genre of music. Many years on he built his own music studio and started teaching pupils, recording/engineering artists and session drumming on albums.
Brendon – Guitar – Vocals – Tech – Drums – Keys
Backline Technician with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry.
Skilled in guitar maintenance, repairs and upgrades, guitar playing (electric, acoustic and bass), musical background, songwriting, live performance, musical theatre.
As a backline tech, I work with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Smokie, Magnum and The Wonder Stuff, and frequently travel all over the world as a technician for these bands.
I have previously worked for The Stranglers, Sundara Karma, Slade, The Waterboys, Ray Davies and Thunder, as well as being part of a team building the set designed for The Human League’s 2018 winter tour.
As a musician, when I’m not on the road looking after guitars, I gig on a regular basis, playing guitar and singing with my Foo Fighters tribute band “Foo Fighters The Tribute”, and punk cover band “Guttersnipe”. I also write my own material.
I also occasionally work as a professional actor on stage, tv, and in film.
Ben – Guitar, Vocals, Bass
I was born and raised in Shropshire and ive been performing in live bands all over the UK for over 15 years. I started touring the UK as a professional singer and guitarists in my early 20s and I am still completely obsessed with the guitar and I still play and practice every day.
I love teaching guitar and vocals and I also still enjoy learning. I am currently studying, part time, for my BA(hons) degree in commercial music at Waterbear in Brighton and I’m a student of Virtuoso guitarist, Sam Bell and TV’s “This Is My Moment” winner and singing sensation, Amba Tremain.
I’ve played some amazing gigs and opened shows for The Pigeon Detectives, Tinchy Stryder and The Cheeky Girls, to name just a few.
I’m currently the lead singer and guitarist for Juliet Falls, an original rock band from Shropshire, who gig regularly all over the UK and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with you!
Scott – Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Bass
I started having guitar lessons at the age of 9. I then started to enjoy it even more when I first heard albums like Dookie (Green Day) and Nevermind (Nirvana) as I realised I could play all the stuff I was listening to. At the age of 14 I started a band with friends just covering our favourite songs which were mainly songs by Blink or Green Day but then we started writing, recording and playing gigs around Wolverhampton/Birmingham.
At the age of 16 I went to college to study Popular Music however, half way through the term some friends I had known from playing gigs around Birmingham asked me if I’d play guitar in their band.
The band was called “The Fight”, signed to MCA/Geffen records and managed by a guy who used to be A&R for Blink 182. I decided this was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. For the next 5 years or so I was living out my dreams – touring the USA, Europe, UK and even Japan. Playing shows with bands I was idolising only a few years before. Getting to record albums and making music videos was also pretty fun!
My fondest memories are playing on Warped Tour in the US whilst Travis Barker and Tim Armstrong both watched us from the side of the stage, recording a live session for Radio One at Maeda Vale Studios and playing to 12,000 people in Paris.
During the years I spent constantly being surrounded by musicians and instruments I was able to learn drums, I have always been able to sing but found that over the years my vocals have also improved from being taught various techniques.