In association with
Mr Derek Kirkup

H/Dip Music Production (Distinction) - Academy of Contemporary Music
Instruments: Film Composition
Contemporary Music Composition
Music Production
Genre/Style(s): Composition:
Able to mentor and develop songwriters and composers' creative expression, in traditional song forms, film composition, electronic music, and freeform music composition. Approach can be theory based, or focused entirely upon exercises that will develop creative output.

Able to teach the key production skills that will help you make music that stands up alongside today's industry releases.

Able to teach guitar up to an intermediate standard, with an encouragement of improvisation and creative exploration on the guitar, in rock and pop styles.
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


I greatly enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others who are learning. Throughout my 15 years of producing music, I have focused upon being experimental and playful with music, and I found that particularly in the early days of learning guitar, this is what helped me progress most quickly. It is with this attitude that I teach others, allowing the process to unfold organically, with as much or as little structure as feels appropriate for the level of each student. If you want to learn all the ins and outs of music theory, I can teach you from the ground up, or alternatively we can reference theory as it becomes of interest. Having taken a path from performing singer/songwriter to professional film composer, I am able to help you develop from instrumentalist, to writer, to a producer able to output high quality material ready for release, and will help you on that journey with patience, humour and fun.

Contact Derek

Address: London
Greater London
Phone: Show Number
Mobile: Show Number
Fee (40 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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