Echo Factory Tutors

Music Industry Professionals

Echo Factory tutors are all music industry professionals who have toured and recorded with, managed and produced many major and breakthrough artists from across the globe.

Our tutors are not academics, they’re qualified practitioners, still innovating and inspiring.

If you want to be prepared for a longstanding career, you must learn from those who operate at the cutting edge.

Misha Nikolic 

Guitar & Music Production 
Specialist Skills: Live Performance; Studio Production; Composing for Film & TV
Recently played with: Mika; Wishbone Ash; Feroz Khan; Tony Hawks; BBC & ITV 



Specialist Skills: Performance, arrangement, composition & technique
Recently played with: Chaka Khan, Chic ft. Nile Rogers, Eliza Doolittle


Carlos Hercules 

Drums & Percussion 
Specialist Skills: Playing on the biggest gigs for over 20 years 
Recently played with: George Michael; Beverley Knight; Alicia Keys; The Eurythmics;  

Vicky Warwick

Specialist Skills: Touring; Songwriting; Studio
Recently played with: Cee Lo Green; Charli XCX; Gabrielle Aplin; Rod Stewart 

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Jon Shone

Keyboard, Musical Direction & Music Theory
Specialist Skills: Performance, Musical Direction, Touring & Theory
Recently played with: Tinchy Stryder, One Direction, Taio Cruz, Pixie Lott

Mike Uwins

Music Production & Business
Specialist Skills: Touring, recording, producing, remixing. Former Steinberg / Native Instruments Product Specialist. 10 years teaching Music Technology, and Music Industry at HE Level. Currently researching 3D audio & music for virtual reality platforms.

Jodi Davies

Specialist Skills: Highly experienced vocalist in live and session work. Songwriter in soul, pop and rock. Educator and choir director.


Salvatore Schiano

Musical Collaboration, Composition, Genre
Specialist Skills: Composition, Arranging, Guitar, Sound Design
Regularly composes for: Film, TV & Theatre. Recent work includes: National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery, the Ex Amino Foundation, the Roundhouse and London Film School.


Tom Meadows

Specialist Skills: Groove and Feel; Programming
Recently played with: Kylie; Pixie Lott; Duffy; Lucy Silvas 


Tim Muddiman

Guitar & Bass 
Specialist Skills: Recording, Touring, Production
Recently played with: Gary Numan, Pop Will Eat Itself



Dishan Abrahams

Specialist Skills: Bass (electric, acoustic, double); Programming
Recently played with: Fleur East, Leona Lewis, Kylie, Sugababes, Christophe Willem



Tom Conway

Music Business 
Specialist Skills: Entrepreneurship; Music Marketing; Digital Media; Music Business Consultancy; Photography
Recent successes: Playing a key role in the success of many multi-million pound businesses


Piers Nicholls

Director of Studies
Specialist Skills: Piano, Keys, Improvisation, Composition
Experience: An accomplished jazz pianist & specialist in creative arts higher education



Steve Barney

Specialist Skills: Groove; Solid as a rock
Recently played with: Jeff Beck; Annie Lennox; Anastacia


Oliver Stanley

Specialist in: Vocals; Performing Arts
Recently played with: Numerous West End productions.


Jim Reece

Specialist Skills: Bass, Production, Touring, Event Management
Recently played with: Paul Carrack, Guy Barker, Elliot Randall and John Etheridge


Martyn Watson

A&R Specialist
Specialist skills: Music Business; Artist Management; Marketing; A&R; Music Production; Event Management
Career Highlights: Collaboration with David Bowie; A&R Manager at BMG Records; Resident DJ at Glastonbury; Big Chill & Bestival Festivals


Amit Chaterjee

Specialist Skills: Guitar; Sitar; Composer
Recently played with: Sting; Eric Johnson, Carlos Santana


Russ Webb

Drums & Percussion 
Specialist in: Live Performance; Studio
Recently toured with: Biffy Clyro and Keane.


Ajay Naik

CEO / Music Business
Specialist skills: Entrepreneurship; Drums
Accomplishments: Creating Echo Factory; columnist for Rhythm magazine; award winning entrepreneur


David McDonald

Event Management 
Specialist Skills: Event Management, Visual Editing
Career Highlights: Co-founder and Director of Petulant Penguin, a cutting edge artist management, event and promotions company.



Jim Mackay

Sax, Clarinet, Wind Synthersizer
Specialist Skills: Many instruments; Educator
Recently played with: Candi Statton; Chuck Berry; Kenny Wheeler


Simon Goulding

Specialist Skills: Pop, jazz, fusion & production.
Recently played with: The Bee Gees; Ronan Keating; Robbie Williams


Dane Pulvirenti

Specialist Skills: Rock & Metal
Career Highlights: Osaka Punch, Awarded Best Drummer Nationwide 2010 (Australia)


Matt Chandler

Specialist Skills: Jazz; Funk; Electro
Recently played with: Pest (Ninja Tune); Solo


Kate Rounding

Keyboard, flute and violin 
Specialist Skills: Multi-instrumentalist, Composition, Production, Music Business
Career Highlights: An experienced musician, writer, lecturer and arts educator, who performs and directs internationally.


Eddie Dublin

Specialist Skills: Funk; Pocket; Groove and Feel
Recently played with:  Reuben Wilson; Blackout; Beto Medina


Nathan Rainer

Specialist in: Bass
Recently played with: Sam Bailey; Slade

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