Meet the Team

Grid of portraits of dBs Team members
Grid of portraits of dBs Team members
Grid of portraits of dBs Team members

It’s the people that make dBs; passionate, enthusiastic and experienced professionals all dedicated to supporting you achieve your goals. How many institutes can boast a team whose accolades include participating in the infamous Castlemorton Common rave, designing sounds for the Moog Sub 37, sharing the stage with Sigur Rós, teaching Roni Size about production, and producing the sound for the opening ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics?

Bristol

Jasz Pike

Jasz Pike

BA (Hons) Sound Design Course Leader & BA (Hons) Game Art Module Leader

Jasz is a sound design specialist who’s passionate about creating meaningful, interactive experiences and sharing that passion with other creatives.

Greg Jamieson

Greg Jamieson

BA (Hons) Game Development: Programming & BA (Hons) Game Art Course Leader

Fascinated by the integration of the physical sciences and creativity within game art and game development, Greg has years of experience teaching the subjects to students across the country.

Jacob Zoob

Jacob Zoob

Technician

A beast behind brass, Zoob is no stranger to the stage, performing trombone with multiple dub/reggae outfits across the UK and Europe.

Skye Walters

Skye Walters

Live Sound Module Leader & Technician

Skye is most at home behind a mixing console and has racked up an impressive list of credits as a live sound engineer across the UK and Europe.

Martin Peacock

Martin Peacock

FdA Sound & Music Technology Course Leader

Cutting his teeth for over 15 years as a reputable Dubstep artist, Martin loves spending time on sound design, synthesis and building his own instruments.

Gill Sargent

Gill Sargent

Honours Project Module Leader

Gill is an avid teacher and creator who has worked behind the mixing desk, organised stages at festivals around the UK, and taught Roni Size how to sample.

John Canning

John Canning

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Module Leader

John is an electronic music expert and DIY synth builder who loves learning from students almost as much as he loves teaching them.

Liam O'Mullane

Liam O'Mullane

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Module Leader

Liam is one of our Ableton Live Certified Trainers, whose passion for all things music takes him down countless creative ‘rabbit-holes’.

Adrian Stretch

Adrian Stretch

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Course Leader

Electronic music expert and stalwart of the UK rave and jungle scene, Adrian is a keen experimenter and frequent performer around the country’s festival circuit.

Bruce Turner

Bruce Turner

Module Leader

We always learn something new when talking to Bruce. Specialising in production and performance, he’s passionate about exploring biomechanics and the science of sound.

Alex Wilkins

Alex Wilkins

BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Course Leader

Alex is a music composition and production specialist who never stops learning about sound. He may also be the only person to try producing electronic music using Pro Tools…

Ben Philcox

Ben Philcox

BA (Hons) Music and Sound for Film & TV Course Leader

One of our sound and music for screen specialists, Ben has a long list of professional credits, shared the stage with Sigur Rós and runs his own label.

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Plymouth

Alex Kearney

Alex Kearney

Outreach & Events Officer

A firm fixture in Plymouth's creative scene, Alex has created a multitude of personal and community projects that utilise his unique sonic voice.

Daniel Wack

Daniel Wack

Technician

Dan started his journey with dBs as a Further Education student, progressed onto degree-level learning and is now the technician who keeps everything working at dBs Plymouth!

Matthew Mills

Matthew Mills

Head of Centre

East Coast hip hop connoisseur Matthew Mills has decades of experience producing music as well as educating learners in music tech and business in Plymouth and South Devon.

Phin Head

Phin Head

MA Innovation in Sound Lecturer, e-Development Manager & Modular Research Group

What do improv modular synthesis, Synaesthesia, electro-acoustic composition, instrument design, Bram Stoker and an ex Prime Minister have in common? Our very own Phin Head!

Jennifer Tozer

Jennifer Tozer

Head of Admissions

When she isn't educating her children in the music of Queens of the Stone Age and Rammstein, Jen is supporting our students throughout the entirety of their studies at dBs Plymouth.

Pete Day

Pete Day

BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Course Leader

With a career spanning three decades, Pete has countless accolades as a chart-topping mix engineer for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Stock Aitken Waterman and more.

Stu Welsh

Stu Welsh

MA Innovation in Sound Course Leader

An analogue recording expert who has taught with dBs for almost 20 years, Stu also enjoys cracking open and hacking electronic devices

Matt Ward

Matt Ward

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Course Leader

An electronic music mogul, passionate modular synthesis operator and electronic performer, Matt has also created several impressive devices for Ableton Live.

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Manchester

David McFarlane

David McFarlane

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production Module Leader

Whether it’s innovative global collaborations, using music as a tool for rehabilitation and therapy, or picking up a new string instrument, David’s love of sound permeates everything he does.

Raymond Azam

Raymond Azam

BA (Hons) Game Development: Programming Module Leader

Raymond’s fascination with virtual reality manifests in two ways; an unbridled enthusiasm to inspire young developers and smashing the Beat Saber Expert+ leaderboards.

William Sawyerr

William Sawyerr

BA (Hons) Game Development: Programming Module Leader

Enamoured by world-building, William’s extensive studies in computing and love of emerging technologies feeds into his passion for creating empowering interactive experiences.

Phoebe Pope

Phoebe Pope

BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production & BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Course Leader

Classically trained and with decades of experience producing, performing and educating in the music industry, Phoebe wants to pass on her love of experimentation and learning to her students at dBs Institute Manchester.

Greg Jamieson

Greg Jamieson

BA (Hons) Game Development: Programming & BA (Hons) Game Art Course Leader

Fascinated by the integration of the physical sciences and creativity within game art and game development, Greg has years of experience teaching the subjects to students across the country.

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Technician

Recently gracing the stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, Jack’s passion for guitar is matched only by his love for recording and engineering bands.

Eve-India Keough

Eve-India Keough

Administrator & Admissions

Eve-India is a keen acoustic and electronic performer, who has taught music students across the North-West of England.

Rob Aldridge

Rob Aldridge

Education Liaison Officer

With almost ten years in music education, Rob loves to inspire and develop new generations of creative talent.

Dom Kane

Dom Kane

Head of Centre, Manchester

Instrumental in the sonic character of Moog’s Slim Phatty, Dom’s decades of experience have seen him work as a DJ, producer, composer and sound designer.

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Online

Harry Thomas

Harry Thomas

Production Assistant

When not behind the camera or in the editing suite, you’ll find Harry producing his next bass banger under his moniker, PHAASE.

Joe Bainbridge

Joe Bainbridge

Production Coordinator

An experienced videographer and music producer, Joe takes pride in creating content with organisations that are making a difference in the world.

Chris Page

Chris Page

Online Module Leader

Renowned for his work in DC Breaks, Chris has performed across the globe, produced music for video games, and is a wizard when it comes to sound design.

Nick Lawson

Nick Lawson

Postgraduate Course Leader and Online Degree Coordinator

Along with 15+ years teaching music tech, Nick has released music on multiple labels, performed internationally and owns some of techno’s rarest vinyl releases.

Stu Welsh

Stu Welsh

MA Innovation in Sound Course Leader

An analogue recording expert who has taught with dBs for almost 20 years, Stu also enjoys cracking open and hacking electronic devices

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