DRUMS

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Meet our Drum teachers.

PETE

Drum Kit and Percussion

Pete Pentreath has been a professional drummer for over 10 years. After graduating from ‘The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance’ Pete has gone on to do a vast amount of performing work such as corporate gigs, theatre, artist work and more. He has also got a level 6 teaching qualification and has had a lot of teaching experience both in schools and private tuition. 
Pete has a home studio in Welwyn Garden City and teaches both Drums and Percussion.

HENRY

Drum Kit

Henry Appleby is a Hertford based drum teacher available for solo or group lessons, taught from a private drum studio or an option to travel to the student. 
He has extensive industry experience vital for any up and coming player including: arena tours, multiple live TV & radio appearances & gigs/festivals worldwide all with established artists.

TIM

Drum Kit and Music Technology

Tim Reynolds has been playing drums professionally for over 10 years, for artists, corporate function bands, festivals, TV commercials and more. He’s gained a huge amount of experience both in and out of the studio. He also has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to recording & mixing drums. Tim’s available for lessons on drums & music production at his High Barnet studio.

MOLLY

Percussion and Drum Kit

Molly Lopresti studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and is an award winning percussionist.

Molly regularly performs internationally and has played with bands in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena. Artists she has performed with include Clean Bandit, Bring me The Horizon and Alter Bridge.
Molly has toured the UK and America with theatre shows and has premiered numerous new works for solo percussion and as a soloist with an orchestra.
Alongside recording as a session musician she also has many live TV and radio appearances to her name.

 

GUITAR

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Meet our Guitar teachers.

ADAM

Electric/Acoustic

In 8 short years, Adam Bourne has made a name for himself in the industry due to his musicality, versatility and dynamic stage presence which has led to him working with some of the biggest pop acts in the UK and Europe.

Graduating from London's Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in 2012, Adam has gained extensive experience in both live and studio environments and worked as a sideman on shows and tours for artists as diverse as Craig David, Imelda May, Blue, Tricky, Stanaj, Julian Perretta, Brian McFadden, Duane Eddy and X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry, amongst others, at venues and festivals across the world such as the Hammersmith Apollo, Camden Roundhouse, Glastonbury Festival, the Isle of Wight Festival and Paris' La Défense Jazz Festival.

When not working as a session musician, Adam finds himself in high demand to work with some of the highest quality corporate bands in London which has seen him take in the United States, Egypt, Bahrain, and travel extensively across Europe.

 

PIANO

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Meet our Piano teachers.

LOUIS

Piano/Keys

Louis Querelle is a professional Pianist & Keyboard player with a large amount of experience in performing and teaching.


Having recently toured extensively worldwide with pop artist Niall Horan (One Direction) he has performed at many iconic venues across the globe from Hollywood Bowl to Wembley Arena, and has numerous TV performance credits including ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Ellen’ & 'The American Music Awards’.


After graduating from ‘The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts’ Louis has worked with various artists & bands both live and in the studio, and his teaching experience spans a number of years with students of varying ages and abilities.


Louis teaches anything from classical, jazz & blues to rock & pop, tailoring the lessons to the needs of each student.

 

BASS

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Meet our Bass teachers.

SAMER

Electric Bass/Double Bass/Synth Bass

Professional Bass player and Music director.

Samer has toured most of the world and is currently Sarah Darlings Music Director. Samer has also played with Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Take That on the X factor. 


Samer gives masterclasses at ICMP and has been featured in Bass guitar magazine.

other recent credits include Kenny Rogers, Too Panes, T.Thomason, The Dhol Foundation, JJRosa and Ferris and Sylvester

KIERON

Electric Bass/Double Bass/Synth Bass/Keyboards/Guitar

Kieran Dougall is a professional multi-instrumentalist with 22 years of music experience under his belt. He has performed at various acclaimed events across the UK including; the main stage of Wakestock festival, headlining the Introducing stage at the BBC Big Weekend, V Festival 2012 and appearing on the Radio 1 Live Lounge. 
He is a very passionate teacher and strives to get his students to find their musical passion too! His primary instrument is Bass Guitar, though he has performed on Double Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards, Guitar and Acoustic Guitar during his already lengthy career.

 

VOCALS

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Meet our Vocal teachers.

TOR

Vocal Training

Tor Hills is a professional vocalist that has been working in the music industry for over 10 years. She has had a varied career and in recent years has worked with artists such as Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, John Newman, James Bay, Years and Years to name a few. Tor has performed around the world and appeared at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK such as Ronnie Scotts, The O2 and The 606. Tor’s vocal style is smooth and soulful and she prides herself on her unique tone.

SIMONE

Vocal Training

Simone is a professional vocalist and has an extensive amount of experience in the music industry. Credits include:
London 2012 Olympics, Diamond Jubilee Pageant, BBC - backing vocals - Ariana Grande, BBC - TV Judge on All Together Now 2019, Various touring theatre show, Backing vocals - Emeli Sande (BBC & ITV)
With over 15 years of experience in the music industry as a singer and singing teacher, I am a creative and innovative vocal coach fuelled by my passion for teaching

LAUREN

Vocal Training

Having graced stages and studios with the likes of Rag n Bone Man, Rita Ora, Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre, Rod Stewart, John Newman, James Blunt, Michael Bolton , Kwabs, The Brand New Heavies, Disciples, Years and Years and currently Rick Astley,  Lauren Johnson has travelled the world honing in her skills as a backing singer and has earned herself the reputation as one of London's most sought after vocalists.
Now she’s available to share her experience and unique style with Hertfordshire’s budding vocalists!

 

BRASS

Come and learn among the best at Herts Music Lessons. No matter which program you pick, you’re well on your way to an exceptional education that will provide you with the tools you need in order to succeed.
Meet our Brass teachers.

JACOB

Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet

For over 10 years, Jacob has travelled the world playing music. He has international experience working live and in recording sessions for bands and artists, films, radio and TV studios. Artist credits include: Chaka Khan,Christina Aguilera, FKJ, JP Cooper & John Newman amongst others. He has a home studio from which he has provided music for clients all over the world and from where he can teach pupils over the internet or one - on - one. His teaching experience spans many years teaching pupils as young as primary age, setting them up for exams and auditions, right through to retirement students who are looking for a new hobby.

NICK

All Brass Instruments

Nick studied classical Trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated with a BMus in 2011. He was also heavily involved in projects put on by the Jazz Department including Big Band and Small Band gigs. Since graduating, Nick has continued to pursue a career in the jazz/pop genre playing, writing and recording with artists such as Chaka Khan, Christina Aguilera and Take 6 to name a few. Alongside his busy playing schedule, Nick also writes and produces both his own and other people’s music. In 2013 he also completed a PGCE qualification in Primary School Education.

TOM

Trombone

Trombonist Tom White has been a fixture on the London scene for the past fifteen years now, performing and recording internationally with an array of different bands and artists including: Jamiroquai, Level 42, Incognito, Olly Murs, Emeli Sandé, Damon Albarn, Scouting For Girls, Gloria Gaynor, Stan Sulzmann Big Band, Jean Toussaint (Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), Gareth Lockrane, David Murray Big Band and Jamie Cullum amongst others.
In the world of education he has worked extensively throughout the UK and Europe as a sought after tutor, running various trombone-specific masterclasses and clinics.

 

STRINGS

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Meet our Strings teachers.

LYDIA 

Cello

Lydia Alonso is known as a versatile musician, playing solo, chamber music and in orchestras. She performs in various venues and festivals across Europe including Santander International Festival, Pablo Casals Festival and Luigi Boccherini Festival.

Lydia graduated with top marks from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid, as well as MA and PhD in contemporary Music from Royal Academy of Music of London with Prof David Strange (Prof Emeritus at RAM), and baroque cellist Joey Crouch.

 
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