About Chichester Music Academy
The Chichester Music Academy opened at Globe House (opposite Chichester Station) in September 2011. The business is owned by Directors Nick Davidson (Managing), Harry Wilson and Angie Daniels, along with Solictor/Guitarist Paul Johnson and West-End Session Musician 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.
Meet THE TEAM
Nick Davidson, a Director of Chichester Music Academy, spent many years performing in, managing and promoting bands, in the UK and abroad, as well as running a live music venue in the 1990's, before moving into Corporate Event Management. Nick is also Founder / Trustee of local Music Charity Ovation Music.
Director - Guitar
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.
Director - Vocals, Piano, Cello
Angie, a Director of Chichester Music Academy, has been teaching piano, singing and cello since graduating with a Degree in Fine Art and Music in 2000. Although trained classically herself, she has adopted a broader spectrum of teaching, engaging pupils in pop/rock, musicals, songwriting and music production.
Vocals, Piano, Violin
Laura has been teaching piano and singing (and violin!) for over 15 years. Laura is fully qualified with a BA Honours Degree in music and she has performed throughout the UK at numerous events.
Murray is a professional vocal/songwriting tutor and has been writing and performing music for over 16 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.
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 10 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.
Will holds a degree in music from Chichester University and has taught piano in the local area since graduating in 2004. He is a Licentiate of Trinity College London and an Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (with distinction). He has also written album reviews for an international music publication.
Tom is a passionate musician who is versatile in many fields and is experienced in teaching and performing. He completed his degree in Professional Musicianship at BIMM Brighton, and continues to work with local bands and musicians.
Dave has been playing and teaching guitar in the local area for over 15 years, and has also spent 10 years in the music retail industry. His numerous live performances have included appearances at venues and festivals across the South coast.
Jack is a guitarist who specialises in Funk and Jazz, but is also well versed in Classical, Blues and Rock. Jack likes to inspire and enthuse his pupils and make sure they learn what they want, whether its a graded syllabus, a certain genre of music or all their favourite songs.
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.
Immy has been fronting bands, and performing solo, from age 14. She is currently lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the Brighton-based original band 'Lobster Pot', and is in her final year of studying for a degree in Commercial Music.
Henry has been playing guitar from a young age, with a passion for many styles of music including; rock, funk, soul, jazz and blues. He has experience performing in bands around the south coast, as well as session work. Henry is currently studying for a degree in commercial music at Waterbear in Brighton.
Sam is a Session Guitarist, Demonstrator and Educator. Head of Guitar at WaterBear Collage of Music and Writer in UK Tech Metal Band ‘Mask of Judas’. He also writes his own solo material and creates guitar related content for YouTube.
Dave has a wealth of experience as a leading Session Guitarist. He has worked with Brian May, Pete Townshend, Lady Gaga, Lionel Ritchie, Jon Bon Jovi, Shirley Bassey and Seal (to name just a few!). Dave is currently lead guitarist in West End show Tina the Musical, and has performed in numerous other shows.
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.
Olly Meredith is a Funk/Jazz bassist. Olly’s primary influences include Pino Palladino and Anthony Jackson, largely both for their creativity and versatility on electric bass. He is currently studying Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music in London, and he gigs and records regularly in London and Brighton.
Rich is an enthusiastic, motivated and passionate drum teacher with over 6 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.
Chris has 14 years experience playing and performing, and 6 years experience teaching. He is dedicated to sharing his love for music, and has studied a wide variety of genres, including metal, rock, jazz, reggae, pop, funk, and more.
Dan is a multi-instrumentalist Singer-Songwriter. He extensive performance experience with both his band and as a solo artist. Dan is involved with an artist development programme, working with original young Singer-Songwriters in a Brighton based Recording Studio.
James is a producer, pianist and singer/songwriter with experience in a wide spectrum of musical styles and genres. He developed his particular love for jazz and electronic music whilst at school. James is currently studying Electronic Music at the Guildhall School of Music.
Ewan has over 10 years of performance experience and specialises in jazz and improvisation, though equally proficient in classical styles. Ewan is in his final year of studying Jazz Performance at the University of Chichester and enjoys gigging regularly in the local area.
Violin, Viola, Piano
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.