At HCM Music College, not only are our tutors qualified and inspiring educators, but each one has an impressive past career in the music industry… and is still very active in it today too!
We only select the best tutors here at HCM Music College. Not only are they qualified in education and well versed in the ways people of all ages learn, they’re also passionate about music… and really know what they’re talking about.
We know this, because we only employ tutors who’ve had a successful history in the music industry, and continue to push musical boundaries today.
We encourage our tutors to have their own musical projects outside of HCM Music Academy, because this is what makes them great music teachers. Every day they eagerly pass on their expert technical skills and first-hand knowledge of the music business to our students, helping to produce amazing and ‘industry ready’ musicians . They live and breathe music, which means they’re well-connected to the music industry… and happy to connect our students to it too.
Across their careers, our music tutors have done some amazing things, like touring the UK and Europe, and performing with artists including Eric Clapton, Richard Spaven and East 17. They have played in iconic venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Wembley Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, The Bowery Electric (New York) and The Jazz Cafe.
They have taken part in unique performances at the BBC, Glastonbury Festival, Sofar Sounds, Hamburg Pride, Cambridge Jazz Festival and Standon Calling Festival.
Victor De PaulaTeaches: Piano
Victor’s approach to teaching is to encourage playing by ear, and by imitation whilst incorporating theory and note reading. His aim is to build his pupils confidence and to develop their performing skills in their own style; to achieve their full potential whilst remaining within the parameters of their chosen genre.
Nadine SomersTeaches: Vocals
Nadine has a passion for teaching in the same way that she lives and breathes music. She believes in an empathetic and fun approach to teaching students.
Jack EggentonTeaches: Drums
Drawing influences from Jazz, Hip-Hop and Funk, Jack is a well-rounded, skilled and experienced musician who has won competitions for his drumming, as well as sessioning for countless artists and studios throughout the country.
Ryan WilsonTeaches: GuitarRyan Wilson began his journey as a guitarist from the age of 13, quickly becoming enthralled with passion for everything performance and music.
Catherine HamiltonTeaches: Violin and Piano
James O’ConnorTeaches: Guitar
TONY MORRISTeaches: Piano and guitar
Tony started taking music lessons at the age of 6, was gigging by the time he was 8 and hasn’t stopped learning, writing and performing since.
Shakila KarimTEACHES: VOCALS
Tom HollyleeTeaches: Guitar and Drums
Tom prides himself in inspiring his students to develop their own passion for learning to play their instrument, he does this by initially identifying the students favourite Artists and showing them exactly how their idols started off in the music industry.
Ajit GillTeaches: Drums
Ajit has performed and worked alongside a large variety of artists and bands in the studio and live. His positive and driven attitude has lead him to multiple, major, headline performances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals such as Glastonbury and Standon Calling, together with numerous large European tours as a session musician.
Rachel LundTeaches: Piano, Singing, Theory, Clarinet & Cello
Rachel Lund studied the cello, clarinet and piano at Trinity College of Music and then followed the PCS course at Guildhall School of Music.
Andy HorriganTeaches: Guitar
Andy Horrigan is a guitar tutor who, throughout his years of playing has been in many bands and has performed at various venues in and around London and the southeast.
Marie LeeTeaches: Piano
Marie Lee is dedicated to her teaching and teaches both group and one to one lessons with an aim to make lessons fun, educational and engaging, across all genres.
Jo HarrisTeaches: Choir, Piano, Vocals
Jo Harris is a Hertfordshire-based singer/songwriter who teaches vocals and piano lessons at HCM, she also previously worked with Rock Choir as a leader for the Hoddesdon, Enfield and Bishops Stortford Areas, and continues to work with independent choirs in the area.
Chris JenksTeaches: Music Theory & Piano
Chris Jenks started learning the piano and violin when he was 5. He carried on studying for many years, graduating from conservatoire in 2001.
Peter Hedley is an accomplished professional drummer and tutor who has worked with a broad array of artists across many genres.