Our Tutors

Our Tutors

We have four highly gifted and experienced tutors all of which not only bring high level technical ability but also plenty of real-life musical experience.  They all work and perform professionally in the music business so have a lot of knowledge to pass on to the children. We carefully select tutors not only for their ability but the way they approach music and how they teach. We feel that one of the most important abilities they must have is to be able to communicate and understand the children they teach. Our team excels in this department which is backed up with the many positive comments we receive from the students and parents.  Our tutors are CRB checked, are First Aid trained and have had Safeguarding training.

  • Neal Leggett

    Manager

    I’m the chap who oversees everything. From greeting you when you arrive, to making sure you leave safely. I make sure all the Tutors have their rooms set up so they can get started straight away. If your new to us, I will show you around and cover all safety aspects such as fire exits and 1st aid and introduce you to our tutors. During the workshops I’m on hand to assist the Tutors, mainly Guitar as I teach this too. If anything goes “pear shaped” then I’m there to deal with it so the tutors can carry on with their lessons. I do tonnes of other stuff but that’s boring. One of my favourite things I do is get to record the PopRoX students in my recording studios. Oh and the other favourite thing is organising outside events where the PopRoX students get to play live in public.

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  • Charlie Campbell

    Drum Tutor

    Charlie has been playing the drums since the age of 12, described by tutors at a young age to have a natural flair for the instrument. By the age of 16 he began his professional career performing with a function band touring Germany, Holland and the UK and has since recorded and performed with a number of bands and singer songwriters around the UK. Charlie is a full time drummer and when he’s not playing in his bands, is teaching 1:1 and is also the residing Drum Tutor for Thornbury Music in Guildford. Charlie graduated from the Drum Degree course at the prestigious Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) Guildford.

  • Dan Russell-Brain

    Bass Tutor

    Dan is a multi-instrumentalist, playing saxophone, piano, double bass but specialises in the electric bass guitar. Playing music since the age of 10, he is a graduate of the Academy of Contemporary Music, where he worked with a number of talented up and coming artists.

    When not teaching, Dan works as a pit musician in both schools and London musicals. He has performed with the award winning Steel Pier, as well as the critically acclaimed Bare.

     

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  • Martin Gordon

     

    Vocal Tutor

    Born in Canada and living in the UK. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in vocals, guitar and bass. Gordon plays in several bands including his own project and is also featuring in Genesis Visible Touch, a celebration of the Phil Collins era Genesis music. Martin is also an educator and has taught various disciplines over the past 20+ years. Check out the website www.martingordon.co for more details and to contact for work or lessons. His album ‘Green Light’ is available from all digital retailers. Martin is also a vegan and contributes to the food blog www.theartofveg.com

  • Francois Fasano

    Guitar Tutor

    Francois started to learn classical guitar at the tender age of 6 in Belgium. However, he soon became more interested in contemporary  music. After many years of practise he soon became an accomplished musician and now still only 19 has already had many years of experience in studios and performing on stage with many bands. In 2015 François moved to the UK to study at the Academy Of Contemporary Music. Having not even completed a year, he’s already getting a name for himself, working as a session musician for various artists and bands. He has done many shows in London including the infamous Metropolis and has also had the chance to tour in the UK in early 2016. Francois endorses D’Addario

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