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Who We Are...

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Chris Stone - Director

Chris Stone has an extensive background in project management and is a qualified youth worker/assessor/tutor. Chris co-ordinated “Sounds Live” projects for The Prince's Trust and The Pop Factory. Chris is also a session drummer who has extensive experience in the live arena. Chris worked as a drum technician for Stereophonics and Feeder on many world tours.

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Chris Kelly - Director

Chris is an established singer/guitarist and songwriter who specialises in songwriting and musical composition. Chris released two albums and had a professional music career in the US, signed to an LA based record label. Chris has had his songs used for commercials and on countless MTV and BBC productions. Chris started his tutoring career as the music workshop manager at the Amelia Trust Farm in South Wales, a centre for disadvantaged and challenging young people.

Tutors

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Paul Coutts

Paul is an experienced guitar player and instructor accredited by The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London and specializes in teaching technique development, fretboard knowledge, ear-training and music theory. He is well versed in punk rock, metal, classic rock, blues, progressive rock and jazz. Paul also has many years experience playing gigs in the UK, France, the UAE and currently lives in Dubai working with his passion for teaching guitar and contemporary music.

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Benjamin Coutts

Benjamin Coutts has been a bassist for 10 years playing in various punk, classic rock, and hiphop bands around Dubai. He taught at TMI Music Institute in Knowledge Village, as well as freelance. He has a degree in Electronic Music Production from SAE, an Advanced class for Ableton Live and a degree in Music Production from ICON Collective LA. Benjamin assists Joshua F. Williams from JFW Sound and Music in Engineering and Programming, working on albums for various artists in Dubai.