Meet the Music Tutors

on January 4, 2021
We are proud to have a professional team of expert tutors who are passionate about making a difference to the lives and careers of all our students.
Our tutors come from various backgrounds, each with something different to offer our students. Meet our Music Tutors.

Michael McCabe

Music Lecturer

I have been teaching for 20 years, and I’m also a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
As I teach, I also continue to add to my education to keep up with this ever-changing and developing industry. In 2013, I completed my Master’s degree in Music Research, Exploring Music in Film and Related Culture.
I have also pursued a career in the music industry alongside my teaching. As a signed recording artist and co-songwriter in a group with which I have co-written, performed and recorded three critically acclaimed studio albums, as well as contributing music with other artists.

David Hartmann

Music Lecturer

I studied a BA (Hons) Creative Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University and graduated in 2014. During this time I studied experimental production techniques, sound design and software/hardware music development.
After graduating I started my career at Barnfield as a Music Technician where I also worked towards my Post Graduate Certificate in Education and produced sonic art commissions for the University of Bedfordshire.
Since then I have become a curriculum developer for the HNC and HND in music cohort for the past five years. I also work on an experimental audio-visual music project called the L Shape.
Within this project I explore alternative and experimental sound design and production techniques and embed custom built audio and visual software elements within the music.
Throughout the last four years I have built a number of bespoke synthesisers, both through hardware and software for use within live situations and in the studio.
From self-releasing my first record, I have signed to multiple London based recorded label’s and I have further releases scheduled for 2021.
To listen to some of David’s music please click here.
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