Tutors

GUITAR, BASS and BAND TUTORS

 

 

 GORDON RUSSELL

Gordon’s been teaching and organising young bands since 2002.  He spent 7 years playing guitar for Dr Feelgood, toured worldwide, composed songs and made 4 albums with them.  He also played for many years with successful pop rock duo Two Timers.  They  toured the UK and Europe regularly and recorded 4 CD’s.  Teaches beginners to intermediate and encourages pupils to be creative.   His experience will help give confidence in all aspects of playing and performing.

 

DAN DAVIES

Dan has been playing for 30 years and teaching guitar or over 15 years. Dan has tutored players at every level from complete beginners to seasoned professionals. Dan has a long history of studio and live work and currently plays with Sussex band Fullhouse and London based outfit The Rock Pins totalling in excess of 70 gigs every year. Specialising in the more technical areas of guitar Dan also assists pupils with their song writing and encourages a creative and progressive approach to guitar.

 

TERRY BICKERS

Terry has been involved in the provision of youth music in East Sussex for 15 years including Nicks Music Studios, Brighton Rock School Project, The Drive Prep School, Newlands School, Access To Music and Jam Brighton. This work has been primarily centered on guitar tuition, band work and organizing music events. Skills include helping students to develop their composing, arranging, rehearsal and performance. He also continues with his career as a performing musician playing with artists such as Pete Fij and The House Of Love.

 

DYLAN APLIVOR
An accomplished guitarist, drummer and bass player, Dylan is a multi-instrumentalists with over 30 years professional playing experience. The holder of a degree in Visual and Performing Arts from Brighton University, he has also studied with renowned British jazz artists, Tommy Chase and John Etheridge, as well as qualifying in classical percussion at the Guildhall School in London.

 

DRUM TUTOR

 

ROBERT DYLAN THOMAS

Robert has been drumming since the age of 11 and has been a professional drummer for the past ten years. In 2003 Robert formed popular Indie band The Maccabees with front man Orlando Weeks. The Maccabees went on to have great success signing to Fiction records and Universal. The band had a string of top 20 singles and albums, have toured all over the world and worked with some of the top producers in the business including Stephen Street. He then went on to form The Agitator who signed to Pointless Excitement and performed on the legendary Jools Holland show. Now a session drummer and plays with new alternative dance/indie outfit Loyal who have already had over a million plays with their first two singles on Spotify.

Robert has been teaching drums for four years. His teaching style is diverse and is catered for each individual student. He teaches at all levels including Rockschool syllabus.

 

 

SINGING & VOCAL TUTOR

 

CAYTE WEBBER

Based in Brighton, UK, Cayte (stage name Mila Falls) works professionally as a songwriter and vocalist. Most recently she was the voice of the Fifa World Cup 2018, her voice was heard by millions across the world on the title sequence for every match. She has toured with Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, UB40, Jessie J, Ella Eyre and gained support from Radio 1’s Annie Mac, achieving BBC “Smash of the week” as an artist. 

As a songwriter, she has penned songs for artists from Britains Got Talent, Pop Idol, BBC, Channel 4, Hollywood Movies, has achieved multiple releases through Universal and BMG Publishing. She has worked with global brands such as Apple, Youtube and Universal Audio, and had her music played on radio stations across the globe. Cayte has been chosen as a delegate songwriter representing the UK at international song writing camps in the Norway, Spain, Poland, USA, Sweden, Croatia, France and the Netherlands and signed multiple publishing and record deals in her career in music which spans 17 years.

Cayte loves working with young people in music. She qualified as a professional teacher in 2006 and since then she has lectured all across the UK covering Vocal technique, Performance and Music Business. She currently teaches vocals and performance skills from her home recording studio near the beach in Brighton.

 

All Jam Brighton teachers are DBS checked.