About Chichester Music Academy
The Chichester Music Academy started life in 2010 at Airtight Studios in Shopwhyke, but quickly outgrew the premises and moved to Globe House (opposite Chichester Station) in September 2011. The business is owned by Directors Nick Davidson (Managing) and Harry Wilson, along with shareholders Paul Johnson and Dave Holmes. Whether you are an absolute beginner trying to get off the ground or an accomplished player looking to move to the next level, our experienced tutors will help get you there in our relaxed and stylish studios. We look forward to enabling you to reach your potential through our enjoyment and enthusiasm for music.
Harry Wilson, a Director of Chichester Music Academy, is a guitarist with extensive performance and songwriting experience. Harry also holds a PGCE in Primary Education and also provides private tuition in maths.
Nick Davidson, a Director of Chichester Music Academy, spent several years performing and working with touring bands in the 1990's, as well as running a live music venue, before moving into promotion and event management. Recent musical ventures include session work performing with his band EastHead.
George is a professional vocal coach and performer. Her styles including pop, jazz, gospel, and folk and she relishes working in depth with singers to build their voice and confidence. She has worked on large creative vocal projects and festivals across the country and is in high demand as a choral and musical director.
Daniela has been a singing teacher for the last 4 years specialising in commercial styles which include pop/rock/soul/Rnb/gospel and Jazz and has a Masters degree in Commercial music performance. Daniela is also a singer/songwriter and has played her own music in many venues around the country.
Vocals, Piano, Violin
Laura has been teaching piano and singing (and violin!) for the past 12 years. Laura is fully qualified with a BA Honours Degree in music and she has performed throughout the UK at numerous events.
Dave has been playing and teaching guitar in the local area for over 8 years, and has also spent 6 years in the music retail industry. His recent live performances have included appearances at venues and festivals across the South coast. Dave is currently working on a 4th album with his main band Britonica.
Will studied music at Chichester University and has taught piano in the local area since graduating in 2004. He holds grade 8 in his instrument, has written album reviews for an international music publication and has played piano regularly in several restaurants in the Chichester area.
Robert is a professional musician, gigging regularly in function bands and jazz ensembles. He holds a PGCE in further education and a Diploma (ATCL) in classical piano. Robert is a talented composer and improviser and teaches piano and music theory.
Murray is a professional vocal/songwriting tutor and has been writing and performing music for over 10 years and holds a BA Honours Degree in music and a PGCE. He teaches a wide variety of vocal styles and works with students to improve their confidence and live performance techniques.
Sam Bell has been playing and performing on guitar since he was 5 years old, with a passion for many popular styles of music. Sam is a respected composer, session musician, guitar magazine columnist, clinician and educator for LickLibrary. Sam also has a BA Hons and over 8 years of teaching experience.
Tom is a passionate musician who is versatile in many fields and experienced in teaching and performing. Currently studying the last year of his degree in Professional Musicianship at BIMM Brighton, alongside private teaching and working with local bands and musicians.
Rich is an enthusiastic, motivated and passionate drum teacher with over 5 years experience teaching in schools. Rich also has over 10 years of performance experience playing all over the UK as well as recording sessions in top London studios.
Songwriting, Bands, Guitar
Tom Truman is a professional jazz singer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He has been composing music, lyrics and other creative english for the past 7 years and has been praised for his imaginative and innovative songwriting, writing for a variety of genres.
Alex has played the drums since the age of 9 and has experience of playing live and in the studio with bands as well as working on sessions. Qualified with a BA (Hons) degree in Professional Musicianship, a Grade 8 drum kit certificate and experience of teaching drums, both in schools and privately.
Pete has over 35 years of bass playing experience, pro and semi-pro, and has been teaching music at Chichester College for 20 years. He brings wealth of performance and equipment experience to Chichester Music Academy.
James has studied drums with some of the world's most famous drum teachers and has taught at Bern's Drums for the past decade. He is also the instructor for the “Clem Burke Drumming Project”, a research body set up by the drummer from Blondie. James performs with various rock, groove and Jazz bands.
Mat is a professional Saxophone player with over 15 years of performance experience ranging from wind bands, jazz ensembles, funk bands and big bands. Qualified with a BMus (Hons) degree in Performance. Mat teaches Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone saxophone as well as Clarinet.
Fraser Connor, our youngest tutor, is a passionate guitarist and popular teacher. He is currently completing a degree in Jazz at University of Middlesex. His performance experience includes gigging with his own band and session work.
Piano, Violin, Viola
Hannah graduated in 2003 with a music degree and has been teaching for over 10 years. She plays electric fiddle/keys with her band as well as being a member of the Chichester string ensemble. She regularly plays piano for a secondary school for their annual musical theatre shows as well as running a weekly small string group.
Matt is a passionate guitarist, having started playing at the age of 7. He studied musical composition at university and performed in professional bands, exposing him to many styles of music including funk, blues and rock. Matt also writes and performs his own music alongside his teaching.
Woodwind specialist Fran has several years teaching experience, both in schools and privately, and teaches flute, oboe, saxophone and clarinet, as well as music theory to all levels for both adults and children