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Expert Teaching Staff

Our expert lecturers possess demonstrated talent as teachers and impressive professional experience as music industry leaders. Between them, they have worked with legendary artists including Bjork, Fetty Wap, Sade, Oasis, Wretch 32, Massive Attack, Rihanna, Becky G, Gwen Stefani, Sinead Harnett, Stevie Wonder, Primal Scream, Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Tinie Tempah, Iggy Azalea, Metronomy, Nero, Rizzle Kicks, The Prodigy, Redman, Brian Eno, Portishead and many, many more. Passionate about passing their musical skills and industry knowledge on to the next generation of music makers, they each bring something very special to the Point Blank family.

You can see some of our UK teaching staff below.

Carroll Thompson Singing

Iconic British reggae singer who's also recorded with Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Sade & more. Signed to Virgin as solo artist. Scored several Top 40 hits & No.1 on UK Reggae Chart with 'I'm So Sorry'.

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Bridgette Amofah Music Industry

Lead vocalist with Rudimental, played Glastonbury and Jools Holland. Replaced KT Tunstall in Oi Va Voi, also worked with The Nextmen, Basement Jaxx & The Earlies.

Phil Ramocon Singing/Composition

Ivor Novello & Grammy-winning musician/songwriter. Legend who's worked with Steve Winwood, Jamelia, Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and more. Co-wrote 'Buffalo Stance' with Neneh Cherry.

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Ellie Lawson Music Industry

Championed by Ellen Degeneres once she signed to Atlantic Records in the USA, Ellie has had a 5-year sponsorship with Quicksilver, as well as achieving many top-10 Beatport Trance releases.

Linton Bennett Music Composition

Linton aka Stepz composes/produces for Dido, Warren G, All Saints, Jamelia & Imogen Heap to name a few. He’s been active in the music industry for 3 decades and signed to Motown in the US.

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Chris Parles Music Industry

Chris worked as an A&R Manager for 3 major record labels including Virgin (EMI), Mercury Records (Universal) and Sony music; signing and working with artists such as Blue, Atomic Kitten, Robert Plant, Natalie Imbruglia and Lulu, as well as BBC’s Fame Academy talent show. Chris has extensive experience of teaching and leading Music Business degree courses, as well as corporate training courses for Universal Music Group, Sony Electronics and O2 Telefonica.

Max Heyes Sound Engineering/Mixing

Credits include Paul Weller, Oasis, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai and Massive Attack. Co-produced The Doves #1 album 'The Last Broadcast'. Mixed Primal Scream's 'XTRMNTR'. Helped develop La Roux.

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Lex Cameron Singing

Lex Cameron first came to prominence in the early 90's after touring with Roachford, and has since worked as a singer and keyboardist for the likes of Chic, Shania Twain, Michael Bolton, Barry White and Omar, eventually becoming Omar’s Music Director (a role he reprised for Leon Ware). With his 4-and-a-half octave vocal range, charismatic delivery and impressive musicianship he can be relied upon to give an electric performance.

Anna Lakatos Music Production

Musician, singer and trained audio engineer, specialising in object-based 3D sound for motion picture and commercial music production. Anna is an Ableton Certified Trainer and NI Product Specialist.

Chad Jackson Music Production

Technics/DMC World DJ Mixing Champion Chad Jackson has been a Music Producer, DJ and Music Industry Educator for the last 30 years.

Originally from Manchester, where he held a residency at the legendary Haçienda club at the height of its prominence.

Mike Koglin Music Production

DJ Mag Top 100 DJ. Debut ‘The Silence’ went Top 20. His productions & remixes have been supported by Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto & Paul Van Dyk. Runs his label Noys Music.

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Lizzie Curious Music Industry

A prolific and successful writer, singer and producer with a US Billboard #1 and over 40 releases in over 15 years of adventures in the music industry.

Doug McAvoy Music Production

As Craggz & Parallel, Doug’s been playlisted by Zane Lowe & Annie Mac. The release ‘Northern Soul’ for Dillinja gained critical acclaim and secured an invitation to play live at BBC Maida Vale.

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Michael Bailey Radio

Resident DJ for Goldie's Metalheadz label, presenter at 1Xtra, Radio 1 & Ministry of Sound. Recorded/remixed for Goldie, Roni Size, Guy Called Gerald, Trey Songz, Chipmunk, Nas & Damian Marley.

John Watson Music Production

Playing live electronics for Patrick Wolf, John supported Amy Winehouse & Arcade Fire. As a composer for media he’s worked for Instagram, Sony, BBC & C4. Releases music on the Cosmic Pint Glass label.

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Venetia Tzanni Personal Development for Higher Education

Venetia is a passionate teacher of English for academia, having a M.Ed. in Teaching English and a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She has taught English to students of various levels in the UK and abroad.

Alex Phountzi Music Production

Alex has been releasing music since the late-90s. Original member of Bugz In The Attic, co-founder of Greenmoney records, releases on V2 & FabricLive. Remixed Amy Winehouse, Roisin Murphy, Fela Kuti.

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Nicola Serra Introduction to DAWs

Nicola Serra’s the founder and curator of Dronica, renowned East-London DIY experimental sound-art festival,  and the curator and resident artist of Ritualtronics. Since 2017, Nicola has curated over 40 Dronica monthly radio shows on Resonance Extra, showcasing more than hundred works by UK and International artists.

Ricky Vianello Introduction to Production Ableton

Ricky produces and DJs under the name Tapefeed. Having held a residency at London techno party 'Superstition' since the beginning of 2018, the duo have played at such renowned venues as about:blank, Tresor and Printworks.

Julian Peake Intro to Production

Julian has scored global hit records as one half of Stretch & Vern and Reflekt & has written for Kylie Minogue, Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV-signed writer.

Will Whisson Music Production

Producer, Multi-instrumentalist and composer - Will’s journey has seen him work in studios across Europe, including Middle Farm Studios, The Pool and State of the Ark. He has toured Europe extensively with various projects and produced music for film, adverts and gaming. He is also signed to W-Songs (Warner) as a songwriter.

Simon Mitchell Music Production

Simon Mitchell has played at a wide variety of venues, ranging from Ministry of Sound in London to Coalition in Brighton, there isn’t a location he doesn’t feel at home in. Alongside this, Simon has also showcased his own sonic and visual installations. He has many years of teaching experience, working in schools, colleges, and universities.

 

 

Jacques Jenkins Music Production

Jacques Jenkins is a Music Producer and Sound Engineer from London with over 10 years experience. He has worked with a wide variety of artists across multiple genres to create some great sounding records. Producer and Mixer of critically acclaimed artist Keaton Henson on his first record 'Dear' released through Sony BMG which achieved "Hottest Record in the World" status from the legend Zane Lowe.

Harminder Dhanjal Music Production

Harminder Dhanjal AKA Psylence has released music on ProgRAM, Skint, 4ncurrency and The Weird & The Wonderful; produced mixes for the game DJ Hero and mixed and mastered music for artists including Pav4n, Illaman, Chunky and Juany Bravo. 

Richard Boal Music Production

Worked with Judge Jules, Sonique, Spiller, Marco V & Sophie Ellis Bextor. Remixed Freddie Mercury, Kylie Minogue & Tom Jones. Makes audio for Dreamworks, Reebok, Sony & Premier League.

Dave Stone Music Production

David Stone is one half of Drum n Bass act Gerra & Stone & his work has received regular plays across BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra & Kiss FM.  His tracks regularly chart in Beatport top 10 . He's also a successful DJ & PB graduate.

Rockwell Music Production

Tom Green AKA Rockwell has released on Metalheadz, Ministry Of Sound and Sony Music; toured the world as an international DJ, appearing at events and venues like Fabric, Ultra Europe & Glastonbury.

Farah Nanji Music Industry

One of the few musicians in the worlds to deliver a TEDx talk which took place in the Philharmonie in Luxembourg, and recently described by DJ MAG as a ‘mega talented star’, Farah has been trained by the world renowned Buddha Bar Group, playing in venues such as Pacha Destino in Ibiza and the Steelyard in London. She is also a journalist and producer of the no1 podcast, Mission Makers, interviewing some of the most prolific artists in the scene from Carl Cox to Pete Tong.

Daniel Linton Music Production

As 'Funk Ethics', Danny contributed to UK bass music releasing on Pitch Black, Boka & Brownswood. Supported by Scuba, Skream, Mary Anne Hobbs & Giles Peterson, Danny also DJs with Goldie & Pendulum.

Danny De Matos Music Production

Signed to Arista & Universal, Danny wrote, produced and remixed for artists like Republica & Limp Bizkit. His music’s been in movies, TV Ads and worldwide video games 'Half Life 2' & 'Left 4 Dead'.

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Hector Hernandez Music Production

Aka Hektagon, debut 'London' (Freaks of Nature) was supported by Mary Anne Hobbs in Bass Music scene. Remixes for Baobinga, ID, High Frequency Bandwidth, Piece of Shh...show his eclectic taste.

Elena Alekseeva Music Composition

Elena is a composer, a producer, a sound designer and a classically trained pianist. She has established herself using knowledge of classical theory and applying it into contemporary musical styles and genres.

Ben Chetwood Music Production

An Ableton Live expert, Ben has worked with artists such as Little Boots, Rudimental & Damian Lazarus. His approach to performance is influenced by his extensive use of hardware and effects.

Dale Corderoy Music Production

Dale combines House, Trance, Progressive & Electronica. Releases on Napith, High Contrast, Vandit & Perfecto prefaced his own imprint CDRY. He wrote Kerosene with Dogzilla & indie band Belasco.

Vasco Ispirian Music Production

Electronic engineer, performer, instructor and veteran DJ and producer. Over a decade of experience in the studio and onstage. His body of studio work shows a mastery of music creation techniques.

Alex Wang Music Production

Certified Ableton Trainer with releases on Beijing-based label Do Hits. Residency for Bristol’s Noods Radio. Explores experimental and underground from ambient to club music, soundtracks for motion pictures and performance art.

Ben Medcalf Production/Mixing

Producer/composer/DJ. International DJ success as Rogue Element & Disco of Doom. Composition credits include films (The Veteran), trailers (Men In Black III) & ads (Dodge Ram, Vodafone & McLaren).

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Ben Perrier Live Sound

Ben mixes sound for artists touring UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Australia & New Zealand. Mixed 30,000 capacity festivals & London venues Brixton Academy, Forum, O2 Academy, Koko, Shepherds Bush Empire.

Jarrad Hearman Mixing

Recording, mixing and mastering engineer for artists including Tinie Tempah, Katy B, Craig David, Beckie G, Fetty Wap, Kelis, Nadia Rose, Wretch 32, Kideko, Sinead Harnett and many more.

Mark Brocklesby Advanced Recording & Mixing

Mark runs Big Smoke Studios and is a recording engineer, mix engineer, musician, producer and lecturer with over 20 years of professional experience and industry practice.

Daniel Herbert Sound Design

Dan's designed sound & produced music for BBC, C4 & CNN. Started out releasing house tracks through Ouch & Tasty. Also worked with St Etienne & has developed the free Point Blank Plug In series.

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Chris Carter Sound Design

Chris worked with Adrian Sherwood, Little Axe, Shara Nelson & Asian Dub Foundation. Released his own productions on labels like TCR, Botchit and Scarper, he’s also a DJ/remixer and music library creator.

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Stavros Potamitis Sound Design

Stavros has multiple sample pack number 1s and his music has featured on HBO, BBC & other platforms. Runs Inside Out Records.

Ali Jamieson Sound Design & Music Composition

Has worked for leading sound design agencies Replay Heaven and Sample Magic on numerous hit records. Released and produced under various guises and teaches music technology theory across the world.

Ben Mallot Sound Design

Ben is keyboard player for Pest (Ninja Tune). As a producer he has releases on Bonus Round, Don't Records, Victim Records and more. His live show has been to Berghain, Boomtown, Bloc and Uglyfunk & more.

Nahuel Berneri Sound Engineering

Mix and mastering engineer for nearly one thousand artists/bands in the Latin American music scene. Mastered over two thousand tracks and composed and produced the music for three award-winning feature films and twenty animated series episodes soundtracks.

Miguel Ferrador Sound Engineering

A Lisbon-born, London-based audio professional with extensive studio and live experience. Credits range from pop to urban and alternative. Has worked with acts signed to Universal, Sony and Warner.

Nick Hunt Sound Engineering

Producer/Engineer/Sound Designer with over 30 years of experience. Worked with Dave Stewart at The Church. Credits include Gary Barlow, Gene, Warm Jets, Placebo, Boy George, D’Influence amongst many others.

Florie Namie Music Compposition

Florie Namir is a Tel-Aviv born jazz-pop singer-songwriter based in London who fuses 1940’s American vocal jazz with Beatlesque pop. Florie received her PhD in Composition and Theory and her song “Mornings” won The UK Songwriting Contest. Florie tours the world and her music has been played on WERS 88.9FM, the #1 college radio station in America (The Princeton Review). 

 

Luke Brooking Advanced Recording and Mixing

A producer, engineer, musician and composer with 10 years experience in the industry. A guitarist and lover of creating textured landscapes, Luke is also a dedicated educational practitioner. 

Chris Franck Remix & Production

With a Top 5 UK hit, Top 20 hits in Germany, Holland, France and a No. 1 in Italy, Chris has remixed over 100 songs for global artists and performed at events inc Glastonbury, Coachella, Womad & more.

Rory Walker Audio for Games

Rory spent many years working with music and sound before choosing to specialise in creative sound design for games.  He continues to freelance in the games industry while inspiring students to do the same.

Leigh Devlin Mastering

Co-founded Kenwood Studios and Blue Steel Mastering. Mastered Dizzee Rascals' 2003 Mercury Prize winning 'Boy In Da Corner' LP. Experienced songwriter, engineer, producer, mixer, remixer.

Daniel Kier Music Industry

Danny is an artist manager and International music consultant who owns and runs Enki Music. Danny currently manages Charles Watson (Slow Club / Surfing Magazines / Dream Death / Solo Artist / Film & TV score composer), Michael Malarkey (Musician & Actor), Tadhg Daly (UK Pop artist) JayWood (Musician) and Dustin Dooley (Producer). Enki operates as a full artist development ecosystem consisting of; Ki An Projects record label, UTU Songs publishing rights management and private studio and writing facilities in the iconic Strongrooms Studios, London.

Tesfa Williams Music Industry

DJ/producer with 10+ years experience, releases on Universal, BMG, Island PMR, played Glastonbury, Movement (Detroit), Concrete (Paris), Output (NYC), etc. Radio host for BBC Radio 1 & Rinse FM.

Lindsay Wesker Music Industry

Active in the music industry since the 80's with extensive A&R, DJ and broadcast experience with Kiss FM and MTV. Self-published novel about the industry and presents a weekly show on mi-soul.com.

Alex LoSardo Music Industry

Alex is a National Organiser for Love Music Hate Racism, a radio host at Soho Radio and an independent musician.  He has 15 + years in the music industry producing concerts, events, and festivals. He has been the senior events manager for 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix Arizona as well as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Throughout his entire career as a full-time professional in the industry he has always performed as a guitarist and singer in grassroots independent projects at the same time.

Sam Willis Music Industry

Mercury Prize nominee Sam Willis has released with R&S, KOMPAKT & Black Acre and remixed for Caribou, Simian Mobile Disco & Panda Bear. Was Head of Press at Rough Trade Records and Head of A&R at R&S.

Joshua Byrne Music Industry

Joshua works as a Music PR and Radio plugger collaborating with artists and record labels from around the world. He also runs two independent record labels, XVI Records and High Praise. Alongside this, he writes features on music and subcultures for Wax Poetics, Stamp The Wax, The Move and Clash, and hosts a monthly show on Balamii Radio.

Tom Bulwer Music Industry

Tom has worked in the music industry for over 15 years. From DJing in top clubs, including Ministry of Sound, Egg and Pacha, working at record labels or writing electronic music, he has always held a passion for music.

Lee Erinmez Music Industry

Co-founded 2AR Music for artist management & consultancy. Bassist/manager for Snuff since 1996. Producer for BBC Radio 1 including Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Giles Peterson, Fabio & Grooverider, and more.

Andy Reynolds Record Deals & Branding

International concert tour manager/live audio engineer for 25 years for bands including George Fitzgerald, Maribou State & Nightmares On Wax on over 200 shows per year. Andy wrote 3 books about live music industry.

Darren Henry DJing

Darren Henry, a.k.a Quest, is a pioneer of the UK Dubstep sound since its inception back in the early 2000s, with releases on top tier labels including Deep Medi Music and Dub Police.

Ben Bristow DJing

Played at Space (Ibiza), Ministry of Sound, Cargo & Scala. Featured on XFM & Kiss FM. Released on Breakbeat Paradise Recordings, Tru:Funk, Funk Blasters & Resense. Features regularly on BBC 6Music.

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Roberta Bruno Singing

Known as 'BB', Roberta has trained in singing for more than 15 years. She's a highly regarded vocal coach in both the UK and EU, with her own breakthrough method in developing voices.

DJ Shorty Complete DJ

Shorty is a London based DJ/Turntablist with a long history in radio, youth work and live events! Currently one of the resident DJs at the world famous cHip sHop in Brixton and host of their weekly radio show which airs on ChuckD's Rapstation 365 network. Shorty has partnered up with multi talented songwriter / producer Mister Lees to start their own business, More Than Music. MTM specialise in focused youth work with at-risk and vulnerable young people.

Nigel Hosten DJing

Aka Mr Dex. DJ'd with Ghostface & Raekwon (Wu-Tang), Omar, Estelle, Sway, Scratch Perverts and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Hosts The DeX Files weekly on itch.fm/live. Member of ‘A Bunch of Deckheads’ DJ agency.

Alex Ford Music Composition

Alex is an award-winning composer for the concert hall. He has music published by ALRY Publications and Flute Colors and has had performances by top performers from around the world. He was named the winner of the FNMC new music competition 2019 and his critically-acclaimed work ‘Pan’ was listed as a finalist in the 2019 National Flute Association new music competition. Alex was also listed as a finalist in the AFS composition competition. 

Robin Schlochtermeier Music Composition

Robin is a composer for film and TV, having worked for clients such as Channel 4, National Geographic & Panasonic. He won the award for Best Music at the British Independent Film Festival for his original score of the film 'Retreat'.

John Davies Music Composition

John has worked as a producer, musical director and bassist for numerous artists, including Freddie Dickson and Riot Jazz, as well as working for brands such as Sony, Warner, Universal and VEVO.

James Wilson-Rhead Music Composition

James specialises in music for the concert hall and theatre, as well as to accompany films, television and animations. He's collaborated with many major brands, including Sony, 3M and Chevrolet.

Daniel Sonabend Music Composition

With a career spanning many different media formats, Daniel's music can be heard in his work for clients such as BBC, ITV, Jason Bruges Studio and Warner Music Group.

Robin Lee Music Composition

As one half of Phaze Action, Robin has spent a decade defining his sound and delivering tracks with both musical depth and accessibility, releasing on acclaimed labels and remixing artists such as Femi Kuti, Metronomy and Saint Etienne.

Claude Ruelle Advanced Composition

Beginning his career as a Jazz guitarist, performing alongside artists such as Pierre-Alaina Goualch, Claude has since created soundtracks for games such as 'Penguin Tales' and 'My Time at Portia'.

Frank McWeeny Radio

Frank McWeeny is a studio director and content producer at the BBC. He also presents French Toast Radio which has received praise from Annie Mac, and makes documentaries for Gilles Petersons Worldwide FM.

John Farley (J-Fresh) Radio

J-Fresh is a BBC Radio 1Xtra mix resident, Ministry of Sound music curator, DJ, Broadcaster and Producer with support from BBC Radio 1, Mixmag, GRM Daily & Spotify Editorials.