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Meet the Tutors: HND Music

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 two main Music tutors come from various musical backgrounds, each with something
different to offer our students.
 
Michael McCabe – HND Music Lecturer
 
I have been teaching for 20 years, and I’m also a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and
producer.

Michael McCabe Credit: Jonathan Pound

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 – HND 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.

David Hartmann

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.
 
Beth PearsonMeet the Tutors: HND Music