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Songwriting at WaterBear

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Songwriting

If you want to push yourself as a songwriter, you’ll need to know different methods and devices to unlock your creativity. That’s why learning in small groups is important, where you are given the space and time to apply these methods and hone your own technique and approach, in order to reach your full potential.

Songwriters at WaterBear will get to explore many different approaches to the various aspects of songwriting and composition. Creative spark, lyric writing, music theory, structure and arrangement, rhythm, melody and harmony, together with pre- and post-production techniques all form part of what you’ll be learning. And the WaterBear campus buildings have been designed in such a way to unlock each person’s creativity and musical potential. Make sure you check out our roster of tutors and mentors too, all professionals with incredible CVs who are there to help you achieve your goals.

If you write on a particular instrument and can bring that with you, that’s great. Inspiration can happen at any time and you’ll want to be able to seize the moment. Being able to record to a reasonable standard at home is also particularly useful. You’ll also have access to musical instruments and the college, and free rehearsal and recording time in professional recording studios too.

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Meet our Tutors and Mentors

At WaterBear, we’re proud to work with some of the industry’s most accomplished music professionals. Tutors and mentors who are all highly experienced at every level of the music industry. Check out their information below. As working professionals, the tutoring team may be subject to occasional change and availability may vary.

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Kieron Pepper

Director of Artist Development and Mentor

Performance and Songwriting
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Aidan Hampson

Tutor and Mentor

Amba Tremain

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Joe Newman

Head of Electronic Music & Business

Electronic Music
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Rasha Shaheen

Director of Education

Business and Innovation
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George Donoghue

Head of Audio Production and Mentor

Audio Production
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Hannah Boulton

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals and Songwriting
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Jade Williams

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Pete Riley

Tutor

Tom Stevens

Senior Programme Manager (BA) and Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Matt White

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar / Business and Innovation
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Martin Tibbetts

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Georgia Train

Tutor and Mentor

Songwriting / Business and Innovation
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Sam Bell

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar
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Adam Bushell

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Bruce John Dickinson

Founder Director

Guitar
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Liam Colin Kearley

Tutor

Drums / Live Performance
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Demelza Mather

Tutor

Toby Moore

Head of MA Entrepreneurship

Business and Innovation
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Georgie Palzeaird

Head of Student Experience

Radio Presenter and Journalist
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Ruth Daniel

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Pat Heath

Tutor

Guitar
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Kat Ward

BA Programme Officer

Business and Innovation
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Lulu Minns

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Dan Harvey

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Stacey Haber

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Steve Hillier

Tutor

Songwriting
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Kieran Daniel

Tutor

Jack Kingslake

Tutor

Electronic Music
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John Hart

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Rob Town

Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Mark Roberts

Tutor

Audio Production
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Abi D’Arcy

Tutor

Songwriting and Vocals
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Lisa McKeown

Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Nick Williams

Tutor

Songwriting
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George Holliday

Tutor

Songwriting
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Megan Sayer

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Claire Spooner

Tutor

Electronic Music
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Sam Coveney

Tutor

Audio Production & Live Sound
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Adam Goodlet

Tutor and Mentor

Audio Production
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Toby Lawrence

Mentor

Tim Belcher

Tutor

Electronic Music
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Stuart Brewer

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar and Electronic Music
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2022 Prospectus

Want to know about our BA (Hons) music degree and master’s courses in more detail? The latest 2022 WaterBear Prospectus is available to order. Just fill out the form and we’ll get one sent to you.

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WaterBear – The College of Music offers BA (Hons) degree and master's courses tailor-made for today's musicians. Smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery.

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