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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  • 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.
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    Luca Mantovanelli - Guitar (JTC)
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    Luca Mantovanelli was born in Caserta, Italy, into a musical family. From a young age he showed a natural talent for music. He started learning drums, bass and wind instruments, then completely dedicated himself to the electric guitar. At first self-taught, he furthered his studies with Adriano Guarino and...
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    Rupert Christie - Songwriting / Performance
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    Rupert Christie is an award-winning producer / arranger / songwriter working across albums, film and live. He has worked with artists ranging from U2, Green Day, Coldplay, Lou Reed, Echo & The Bunnymen and Rebecca Ferguson as well films from Mamma Mia to Control. He produced and mixed the...
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    Tom Quayle - Guitar (JTC)
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    Tom Quayle took up the guitar at the age of 15 after being inspired by his Dad’s incredible finger style guitar playing and quickly developed a love for the instrument. Being addicted to players such as Steve Vai, John Petrucci and Brett Garsed, Tom initially focused on rock technique...
  • Stefan Redtenbacher - Composition & Arrangement (CMP)
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    Stefan Redtenbacher is a professional bass player, bandleader, composer/arranger, educator and music technology entrepreneur. His recording and performing credits include: Beverly Knight, Joss Stone, Jack Bruce, Lulu, Steve Winwood, Kiki Dee, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed, Amy Winehouse, Mica Paris, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Louise Marshall, Herb Alpert, Ollie Murs and many others. He has...
  • Jon Bishop Guitar
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    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.
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    Pete Riley - Drums
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    Pete Riley is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading educators. As well as a renowned drummer he's had tenures as both a contributor and CD editor for Rhythm magazine as well as at the forefront of music education for over twenty years. He has authored several successful...
  • 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.
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    Audra Kubat - Songwriting
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    Audra Kubat- Songwriting Audra Kubat is a Detroit-born singer-songwriter who began composing music on the piano at the age of 8. By her teens, she was adding lyrics to the songs, then singing at local coffeehouses. By 1999, she had created her band, Stunning Amazon. In November of that year,...
  • Tim Hawes Head of Songwriting
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.