OUR TEACHERS


 
Guitar

Guitar

Diego

Diego is an italian guitarist and sound engineer based in London.
His passion for music began with the study of classical guitar, but quickly evolved to the electric guitar.
Moved by a profound interest for the whole music production process, he studied at the prestigious St.Luis College of Music in Rome an intensive 2 years Diploma course in Sound Engineering and Music Technology.
Shortly after completing the course, he won a Scholarship at Tech Music School (Now BIMM) in London, where he studied a Diploma in Popular Music Performance. Diego has written monthly columns about his experience as a musician in London on the revered italian guitar magazine “Chitarre”. He then completed a BMus in Popular Music Performance course at London College of Music where he has been mentored by top UK musicians such as: John Wheatcroft, Simon Carter (Jamiroquai), Femi Temowo (Amy Winehouse) to mention a few. Recently Diego has achieved the certification of Pro Tools post production operator. Coming from a Rock/Metal background, throughout the years he has developed a vast experience in playing a wealth of different musical genres, putting a strong focus on Blues/Funk/Soul music. Recently he has diversified to accompany singers in acoustic settings. Currently Diego is teaching guitar and playing contemporary music along side numerous international artists.

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Drums

Drums

George

George is a London based multi-instrumentalist, session musician, composer and teacher.
Beginning to learn the drums at the age of ten, George quickly developed the skills to play with other musicians, regularly gigging and touring around the UK. Firstly in a local swing band, and later joining many other rock, funk and soul bands.

In his early teens George found a strong interest in the melodic side of music, taking up the clarinet, guitar and bass.
Since moving to London in 2011, George has worked live and in the studio with many different artists and producers, including up and coming country artist Alibis, Emily Faye,Johnny Ong, Casson and many more.Using extensive musical experience and versatility, he strives to ensure a positive end result for the artists he works with.

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Vocals

Vocals

Stephanie

Stephanie is a professional singer and vocal coach. Having trained in Performing Arts at Italia Conti and gained her degree in Musical Theatre from Guildford School of Acting, she has continued to teach around her own performing work. Having built up 8 years of experience, she now teaches in primary schools and secondary schools as well as group and private singing lessons for Theatre and Music College students. She is happy to teach from age 8 to adults, and all abilities and genres welcome. Stephanie believes everyone should find their voice and sing as often as possible – it’s so good for the soul! 

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Guitar/Ukulele

Guitar/Ukulele

Alessandro

Alessandro is a qualified experienced touring musician, songwriter and modern guitar
tutor. As a live performer he has played almost 300 gigs all around Europe, and
recorded many albums and eps of original music.
He started his career as guitar tutor in 2007. He can teach a wide range of styles (rock,
pop, blues, folk, metal, indie, funk, reggae…) and techniques, personalising his
classes depending on the student’s needs. His lessons can also include topics like
theory, harmony, songwriting, live performance training, improvisation, homerecording, effects routing and amplification management.

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Guitar/Piano/Music Production

Guitar/Piano/Music Production

 

Maxime

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, Maxime honed his musical expertise as a session musician for numerous major-label artists in his home town of Paris. Moving to the UK and specializing in guitar, he obtained a 1st-class honours degree in Popular Music Performance at the BIMM Institute in London. Recently, Maxime has set up a company, Obadia Productions, and opened his own recording studio in East London. Maxime is currently in the studio producing and playing on various projects, most importantly as founder member of new alternative pop duo Indigo Face

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Bass

Bass

 

Alex

Alex Lofoco is an Italian born bass player and music educator based in London – UK.

Born and raised in Rome he moved to London where he graduated in Popular Music Performance – BMus (Hons), at the West London University.

Representing World’s top musical instrument companies Alex performs internationally at music shows such as the NAMM Show, Musikmesse, Euro Bass Day and the London Bass Guitar Show. Alex has been featured in Bass Guitar Magazine, Bass Quarterly and Chitarre, and he contributes with lessons and articles to Bass Musician Magazine, JazzItalia.it and MusicOff.com online communities.

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Guitar

Guitar

 

Lucas

Lucas Polo is a 24 year old guitar player based in North West London. He relocated from his native Spain aged 18 to pursue a career in music and hasn’t stopped ever since.

A graduate from the prestigious ICMP college of music, Lucas has worked in pretty much every branch of the music industry since arriving in London, from production and sound engineering to music management, tuition or live and studio performance. A veteran of the circuit, Lucas regularly plays with local and international acts, most notably with Roxy Music and David Gilmour´s guitarist Phil Manzanera, who recently achieved a number record for his work on “Rattle That Lock”,  Yaron Stavi ( The Blockheads) or Javier Weyler ( Stereophonics) and has recorded at world renowned studios like Metropolis ( Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson). Lucas is deft in a number of styles, performing Ska and Rock with his band The Scruff Club and leading his 12 piece Funk outfit WSFB.

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Vocals

Vocals

 

Mariachiara

Mariachiara is an Italian singer and songwriter with an Electronic and Alternative Pop background. After completing the One-Year Diploma in Vocals at BIMM London, she graduated with honours in Popular Music Performance (BMus Hons).
Mariachiara has been performing as a solo artist and as a backing vocalist
for many artists in venues around London.
She shared the stage with artists such as Noemi (Sony Music Italy) and
Wynton Marsalis performing in venues including the Royal Albert Hall,

Islington O2 Academy, The Tabernacle and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.

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Guitar

Guitar

 

Emiliano 

Emiliano Bonanomi is a professional guitar teacher and player. He covers many different styles from Rock to Pop, Blues, Funk, Metal and has more than fifteen years of experience as a gigging guitarist and teacher. He holds a Masters degree (MMus) in Popular Music Performance – Guitar from UEL – ICMP (The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance of London) and he graduated from “RGA – Rock Guitar Academy” by Donato Begotti in Milan (Italy) before moving to London. Moreover, he attended masterclasses with world renewed guitarists like Robben Ford and Italian estimated professionals like Bruno Santori, Luca Colombo and Fabrizio Frigeni. With the latest, he finally got certificates for lead and rhythm rock guitar at the Conservatoire “G. Donizetti” of Bergamo. 

He works as a Guitar Tutor, teaching students of all levels and skills from very beginners to advanced players (at any ages, both as individuals and groups). He is also an endorser/demonstrator for the Italian amplifiers company Gurus Amps and collaborates with the singer-songwriter Paula Arismendi and Sound.With.Us musicians agency in London. 

He is a Yamaha Music System certified tutor and can teach lead and rhythm techniques in rock, pop, blues, funk, metal. He also offers lectures about rockschool grades, modern theory and harmony, digital music production, guitar setup and maintenance. Emiliano aims to provide professional and exhaustive tuitions for bringing every student further into their own musical path, according to their preferences and the technical level acquired step by step.

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