Tutors & Contributors

Throughout your studies with DIME you will come into contact with a range of artists, practitioners, educators, support and administrative staff. Your key contacts will be the Head of Education for DIME ONLINE and the Head of Department. You will enjoy regular contact with these people during your time with DIME.

In addition, your education will be enhanced by input from a range of experts whose contributions include the provision of masterclasses, participation in Q&A and interviews and input to the design and writing of specific modules.

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  • HEAD OF SONGWRITING
    Nate Williams - Songwriting
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    Nate Williams grew up in a musical family on the island of Anglesey, North Wales learning piano at the age of 5 and quickly moving to the drums at the tender age of 6. Bass, guitar and vocals all followed in his teens and, as a result, Nate’s career...
  • Drums
    Drew Schultz - Drums
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    Drew Schultz- Drums Drew Schultz lives and breathes the music of Motown. As a student of Funk Brothers drummer Uriel Jones and original Earth Wind & Fire member Ralph Johnson, Drew Schultz entered the music industry at the age of 19 playing with the legendary group The Four Tops. For...
  • Martin Goulding Head of Guitar
    Head of Guitar
    Martin Goulding - Guitar (JTC)
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    Graduating from the Guitar Institute of Technology in 1993, Martin has become one of the foremost modern rock educators in the UK.
  • Tim Hawes Head of Songwriting
    Contributor
    Tim Hawes - Songwriting
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    Part songwriter, part record producer, Tim Hawes kicked off his music career by writing and playing with guitar bands.
  • Head of Drums
    Gabor Dornyei - Drums
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    Professional drum-banger Gabor ‘Gabs’ Dornyei is speedily gaining a reputation as one of the prominent drummers to emerge from the European music scene.
  • Tim Ferrone Music Entrepreneurship
    Head of Music Entrepreneurship
    Tim Ferrone - Music Entrepreneurship
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    Tim Ferrone has spent over fifteen years in the recorded music business, working with new and established artists both domestically and overseas.
  • Ace Guitar
    Contributor
    Ace - Guitar
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    Ace started his guitar career with British group Skunk Anansie in 1993, when they signed to One Little Indian Records. The band has since had 12 top 40 hits and seven albums.
  • carlos garcia
    Contributor
    Carlos Garcia V - Guitar
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    A resident of London and Los Angeles, Carlos Garcia V has spent time as both a session guitarist and a touring musician. He has performed with X Factor UK, Leona Lewis, Justin Hawkins, Frankmusik, The Ceremonies, Sunday Girl, and more.
  • Mark Richardson Drums
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    Mark Richardson - Drums
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    Mark scored 11 hit records with band Little Angels, sold over 6 millions albums with band Skunk Anansie and appeared on magazine covers, played the worlds biggest festivals and venues with both bands and also Feeder.
  • Luke Potashnick Guitar
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    Luke Potashnick - Guitar
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    Luke Potashnick started his career writing and performing for the Top 10 band, Rooster. On guitar, Luke has played and recorded with several artists; and as a songwriter and producer he has collaborated with artists like Gabrielle Aplin, Lisa Marie Presley, and Kwabs.
  • Chris Difford Songwriting
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    Chris Difford - Songwriting
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    A Double Ivor Novello Award-winner, a Grammy-nominated vocalist, and the co-founder of Squeeze, Chris has been involved with 16 Squeeze albums, 3 acclaimed solo albums, and several top 20 hits.
  • Chris Parles Music Entrepreneurship
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    Chris Parles - Music Entrepreneurship
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    Chris studied and attained a 1st class honours degree in Commercial Music at University of Westminster and then went on to have a successful career as Senior A&R Manager at major record companies including Virgin EMI, Universal Records and Sony Music, heading up the A&R department for Fontana/Mercury Records...
  • Doe Philips Music Entrepreneurship
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    Doe Phillips - Music Entrepreneurship
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    Doe Phillips has spent a quarter of a century on the road. It began with a job at Arista Records in 1986, where Doe coordinated promotion for artists like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, TLC, Patti Smith, and more. In 1990, she left New York City for England.
  • Emma Stevens Songwriting
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    Emma Stevens - Songwriting
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    At age 3, Emma received a guitar after hearing her mother play. Eventually, guitar led to cello, piano, and the Surrey Youth Orchestra. Next, her passion for music merged with her bedroom fascination of writing poetry and Emma discovered songwriting.
  • Jamie Osman Music Entrepreneurship
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    Jamie Osman - Music Entrepreneurship
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    Jamie Osman is one of the most successful young band managers in the UK, having signed his first act to Universal Music at age 20.
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    Chris Cooke - Music Entrepreneurship
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    Chris co-founded CMU in 1998, and continues to contribute as business editor. Having written about the music business daily for over ten years, Chris is perfectly positioned to comment on the industry (and he has done so, most notably, with the BBC).
  • Paul Bielatowicz Guitar
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    Paul Bielatowicz - Guitar
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    Virtuoso guitar playing has led Paul Bielatowicz to work with some of the biggest names in progressive rock. He’s played, recorded, and toured with the likes of Carl Palmer (ELP), Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard, Transatlantic), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big), and Les Paul.
  • Peter Dudley Songwriting
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    Pete Dudley - Songwriting
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    For over 20 years, Peter has gained considerable experience as a music technology specialist. While pursuing an education (Peter graduated with a PGCE from the University of London), he continued to freelance and worked with Ultravox, Shakatak, Mike Smith MD for Gorillaz and Blur, and more.
  • Luke Roberts Guitar
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    Luke Roberts - Guitar
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    The expert on all things indie and alternative, Luke Roberts is DIME ONLINE’s ace in the hole for producing backing tracks in said styles.
  • Obi Mhondera Songwriting
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    Obi Mhondera - Songwriting
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    Obi is a songwriter, producer and re-mixer responsible for many major releases worldwide; he was born and raised in Zimbabwe before moving to the United Kingdom. His first hit record was "Flip Reverse" which reached no. 2 in the UK Singles Chart.
  • Paul Elliott Drums
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    Paul Elliott - Drums
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    For over 25 years, Paul Elliott has been working in drum tuition and music education, having worked with drummers from the bands you love: Radiohead, The Cure, The Kinks, Hard Fi, Adele, Kylie Minogue, George Michael — and that’s just to name a few.
  • Denny Illet Guitar
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    Denny Illet - Guitar (JTC)
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    Denny is a self-taught musician from a musical family and prides himself on having an extensive knowledge of jazz and blues history, from their humble beginnings to the high art of today.
  • Antea Shelton
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    Antea Shelton - Songwriting
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    If you’ve ever listened to Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Mary Mary, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Beyoncé, or Candice Glover, then you’ve heard an artist who’s sung a song written and licensed by Antea Shelton.
  • Jon Bishop Guitar
    Guitar Tutor
    Jon Bishop - Guitar
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    To hear what Jon Bishop has accomplished, visit www.jonbishopguitar.com and listen to the ‘sessions’ page. That’s the sound of a tutor who has contributed to Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar magazines.
  • Tim VanDerKuil Guitar
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    Tim Van Der Kuil - Guitar
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    Tim Van Der Kuil is one of the UK’s busiest guitarists. He’s currently part of Adele’s live touring band and is Musical Director and guitarist for Mika.
  • Matt Haslett Guitar
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    Matt Haslett - Guitar
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    Matt Haslett has been a working musician for over 25 years as a professional guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. And when he’s not the one performing, he’s playing the role of an experienced writer, arranger, and producer.
  • Rachael Wood Guitar
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    Rachael Wood - Guitar
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    For more than a decade, Rachael Wood has experienced the rush of live performance. She’s played venues all over the world, including the Japanese Fuji Rock festival, V-Festival, the Electric Picnic, and the O2 Arena.