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Nate Simpson’s career has spanned many areas of the music industry, including his roles in the smash hit West End musical ‘Motown’ as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Berry Gordy. He has also played Simba in ‘The Lion King’ in Paris, a national Tour as Nat King Cole in ‘The Crooners’.
His years in the industry has seen him perform live on national television and radio both in his own right as an artist and as background vocalist, In 2016, he reached the final 6 boys of the X factor UK, going on to achieve national airplay with his debut single and playing a host of high profile gigs in everything from arenas, to for the 2012 Olympics and festivals both nationally and internationally.
His exceptional voice and unique and soulful artistry has afforded him opportunities such as to perform for HRH Prince Charles, and he has played in line ups that have included the likes of Corrine Bailey Rae, Beverly Knight, Jamie Cullum, Jessie J, Jacob Collier, Boy George and many more, building him a great international acclaim!
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Dan is a session musician and teacher with over a decade of performing and recording experience. Since graduating from the London Centre of Contemporary Music Dan has performed with and recorded for a variety of artists and toured all over the world including three tours in South Africa.
Dan currently plays for up and coming pop singer Olly Chamberlain, multi instrumentalist, electronic jazz artist Leifur James and rock band Don’t Feed The Animals.
Daniela is a passionate singer with a strong studio, performance and vocal coaching background. Originally from Italy, she started her vocal training in Milan and after moving to London she went on to study towards a master degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
She is a vocal technique expert, a creativity/improvisation advocate and a strong believer in life-long learning. Her professional roles as a vocal coach and music facilitator gave her the opportunity to work with a wide range of people from professional singers to beginners, children and adults, theatre schools and local community hubs in London.
She has been performing in the UK, Italy and the Emirates as part of various Jazz line ups including the 20 pieces Jazz Colossus Big Band (Alex Wilson, Omar, Liane Carroll).
Alejandro is a classically trained pianist and composer. He started studying music at a very young age in his home country and finished his master’s degree at Kingston University.
Alejandro has a passion for musical theatre and film and often collaborates with film makers and directors composing soundtracks for films and theatre as well as sound installations for artists. He teaches piano, music theory and music technology to children and adults from the age of 21.
Julien did his music education in the National Conservatoire of Versailles in France, in classical piano. He always kept a close relationship to jazz music, and developed his improvisation skills through various Master Classes or live practice. Julien moved to the UK 5 years ago and is the piano Chair-holder of the Mojazz Orchestra big band, performing in various venues in London.
Julien is also a composer and produces his own music. He is open to new technologies, synthesizers and music production as a whole. Teaching has always been a major part of his classical music training. Julien understands the challenges presented by music and is very keen on transmitting his knowledges to make his students grow.
Originally from The Netherlands, Koen moved from Berlin to London in early 2019. Besides teaching for many years, Koen has been touring and recording around Europe with many different bands and projects.
After graduating in the Netherlands in 2014 it was time to move to Berlin, this resulted in playing a lot of jazz and live electronic music. With a background in jazz/rock and major influences from electronic music, Koen is a very versatile and passionate teacher.
Joe Armer is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in London. A professional Jazz and Classical guitarist with over 4 years teaching experience, Joe graduated from the University of Bristol with a First Class Honours Degree in Music (BA) in 2017.
Joe’s specialisms lie in guitar performance but he also has an extensive background in music theory, composition, and musicology. Classical Guitar, Jazz, Brazilian Guitar music, music theory, and improvisation are particular areas of interest to Joe.
His teaching philosophy takes a holistic approach, tailoring each lesson to the individual student’s needs whist making each lesson fun and engaging.
Katherine is a vocalist/songwriter with over 10 years of experience in teaching. Since graduating from The ICMP with first class honours she has toured with theatre productions throughout Europe including her own independently created show, performed as the lead vocalist for Disney Cruise Lines and held an 8 month residency in Beijing.
Her original work has reached the no.1 spot twice on Dance charts, and she has performed at venues throughout the UK and Ibiza including Ministry of Sound and Shepherds Bush Empire.
Her teaching credits include Dancebites, Artemis, Song Academy, Ravenscourt Stage School, ICMP and The Rhythm Studio. She also takes music into Chelsea & Westminster and St Mary’s hospital – a position that she has held for 7 years.
Ewan Moore is a Drummer, Teacher and Composer based in London. Whilst studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance he found time to tour and record with artists such as multi-platinum record selling Charlotte Church, Jamie Isaac and Luke Marzec in venues such as Brixton O2 Academy and Albert Hall Manchester.
With his own projects Ewan has headlined Ronnie Scott’s Late Late Show and performed at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Ewan is also a passionate and driven educator. His teaching career has led him to produce masterclasses across the country and teach students in a multitude of different settings.
Doug Cartwright is a guitar and bass tutor, specialising in modern techniques, applied harmony and theory and improvisation. As well as teaching over 500 students since 2005 as a private tutor and for schools including The Rhythm Studio, IGF/Ministry of Guitar and ICMP, his instructional material has been published by Lick Library, Guitar International Magazine, The Sound Magazine and others.
Doug’s most recent release is the 2018 album ‘Shadow Self Psalms’ by his band Amid the Barren and Lost, which Metal Hammer magazine described as “a new British metal gospel”. He performed all the guitars on the album, as well as recording and producing it.
Harriet Bill is a classically trained pianist and violinist as well as an experienced teacher. She studied at King’s College London and Trinity Laban Conservatoire; her areas of expertise include performance, improvisation, musical theatre, theory, and music history.
Alongside teaching, Harriet performs in a wide range of settings and venues which in the past has included the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall in London. Whilst she enjoys performing, her main passion is teaching. She follows an individualistic approach with all her students to ensure they enjoy their lessons whilst reaching their full potential with the instrument.
Ivan Panella is a professional drummer and a very passionate teacher. With more than 10 years of experience both in the studio and touring, he is specialised in many styles such as Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz and many more. Ivan has been touring and playing Festivals with various Artists in most of Europe, the UK, USA, Russia, Japan as well as South Africa and other African countries.
He is currently playing with his own band TheBeanZ who are based in Italy and with local artists such as London singer/songwriter Olly Chamberlain, Rough Stone and London based South African singer Toya Delazy.