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Al Atcheson

Al Atcheson

Tutor
Al is a producer and sound engineer who teaches a wide variety of modules here at Spirit, allowing him to share his expertise with his students.
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Brandon Nightingale

Brandon Nightingale

Tutor
Brandon is a music producer with many talents such as DJing, graphic design and occasional filmmaking.
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Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

TUTOR
Catherine is an experienced live audio professional who has worked in a number of touring tech teams.
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Dan Valentine

Dan Valentine

Programme Leader
Dan is an electronic musician and producer whose work has seen him release music on Manchester's Modern Love imprint, receiving support from the likes of Mixmag, RA, Björk and Bicep.
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Jonathan Radford

Jonathan Radford

Programme Leader
Jon is a producer, label manager, DJ and promoter who has over a decade of experience within the industry and has released five albums under the alias Diesler.
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Josh Cullen

Josh Cullen

Tutor
Josh is a producer and musician who has toured extensively and produced audio for some high profile clients.
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Josh Horsley

Josh Horsley

Programme Leader
Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer whose work explores temporality within music. While his main focus is the sonic arts, Josh's work is usually collaborative and often uses architecture, film and design as a part of his projects.
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Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Tutor
As a Spirit Studios veteran, Lewis has taught on a number of our courses and outreach programmes. As a professional sound engineer and producer, his career has seen him travel the world.
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Liam Peacock

Liam Peacock

Tutor
Liam is a soundtrack composer who has worked on creating music for film, television, games and animation.
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Mark Winterburn

Mark Winterburn

Tutor
Mark is producer and sound engineer who has worked on UK number one and Mercury nominated singles. He joined Spirit as a student and has returned as a tutor after a successful commercial career.
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Paul Maunder

Paul Maunder

Tutor
Paul is a sound engineer who primarily works in making audio for visual media such as corporate videos and TV programmes.
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Paul Rattcliff

Paul Rattcliff

Programme Leader
Paul is an audio engineer who has toured the world with various artists. As well as teaching at Spirit Studios, Paul is also the technical manager at the O2 Ritz here in Manchester.
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Steve Boyce-Buckley

Steve Boyce-Buckley

Tutor
Steve is a professional recording engineer, producer, arranger and classically trained musician with over 4 decades of industry experience.
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Stuart Avery

Stuart Avery

Tutor
Stuart is a studio/mastering engineer who is heavily involved in the Manchester scene. As an experienced producer, promoter and events organiser, he's been a key player in the city's cultural output.
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Al Atcheson

Al Atcheson

Tutor
Al is a producer and sound engineer who teaches a wide variety of modules here at Spirit, allowing him to share his expertise with his students.
Read Profile
Brandon Nightingale

Brandon Nightingale

Tutor
Brandon is a music producer with many talents such as DJing, graphic design and occasional filmmaking.
Read Profile
Dan Valentine

Dan Valentine

Programme Leader
Dan is an electronic musician and producer whose work has seen him release music on Manchester's Modern Love imprint, receiving support from the likes of Mixmag, RA, Björk and Bicep.
Read Profile
Jonathan Radford

Jonathan Radford

Programme Leader
Jon is a producer, label manager, DJ and promoter who has over a decade of experience within the industry and has released five albums under the alias Diesler.
Read Profile
Josh Cullen

Josh Cullen

Tutor
Josh is a producer and musician who has toured extensively and produced audio for some high profile clients.
Read Profile
Josh Horsley

Josh Horsley

Programme Leader
Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer whose work explores temporality within music. While his main focus is the sonic arts, Josh's work is usually collaborative and often uses architecture, film and design as a part of his projects.
Read Profile
Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Tutor
As a Spirit Studios veteran, Lewis has taught on a number of our courses and outreach programmes. As a professional sound engineer and producer, his career has seen him travel the world.
Read Profile
Liam Peacock

Liam Peacock

Tutor
Liam is a soundtrack composer who has worked on creating music for film, television, games and animation.
Read Profile
Mark Winterburn

Mark Winterburn

Tutor
Mark is producer and sound engineer who has worked on UK number one and Mercury nominated singles. He joined Spirit as a student and has returned as a tutor after a successful commercial career.
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Steve Boyce-Buckley

Steve Boyce-Buckley

Tutor
Steve is a professional recording engineer, producer, arranger and classically trained musician with over 4 decades of industry experience.
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Stuart Avery

Stuart Avery

Tutor
Stuart is a studio/mastering engineer who is heavily involved in the Manchester scene. As an experienced producer, promoter and events organiser, he's been a key player in the city's cultural output.
Read Profile
Al Atcheson

Al Atcheson

Tutor
Al is a producer and sound engineer who teaches a wide variety of modules here at Spirit, allowing him to share his expertise with his students.
Read Profile
Brandon Nightingale

Brandon Nightingale

Tutor
Brandon is a music producer with many talents such as DJing, graphic design and occasional filmmaking.
Read Profile
Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

TUTOR
Catherine is an experienced live audio professional who has worked in a number of touring tech teams.
Read Profile
Jonathan Radford

Jonathan Radford

Programme Leader
Jon is a producer, label manager, DJ and promoter who has over a decade of experience within the industry and has released five albums under the alias Diesler.
Read Profile
Josh Cullen

Josh Cullen

Tutor
Josh is a producer and musician who has toured extensively and produced audio for some high profile clients.
Read Profile
Lewis Jones

Lewis Jones

Tutor
As a Spirit Studios veteran, Lewis has taught on a number of our courses and outreach programmes. As a professional sound engineer and producer, his career has seen him travel the world.
Read Profile
Liam Peacock

Liam Peacock

Tutor
Liam is a soundtrack composer who has worked on creating music for film, television, games and animation.
Read Profile
Mark Winterburn

Mark Winterburn

Tutor
Mark is producer and sound engineer who has worked on UK number one and Mercury nominated singles. He joined Spirit as a student and has returned as a tutor after a successful commercial career.
Read Profile
Paul Maunder

Paul Maunder

Tutor
Paul is a sound engineer who primarily works in making audio for visual media such as corporate videos and TV programmes.
Read Profile
Paul Rattcliff

Paul Rattcliff

Programme Leader
Paul is an audio engineer who has toured the world with various artists. As well as teaching at Spirit Studios, Paul is also the technical manager at the O2 Ritz here in Manchester.
Read Profile
Steve Boyce-Buckley

Steve Boyce-Buckley

Tutor
Steve is a professional recording engineer, producer, arranger and classically trained musician with over 4 decades of industry experience.
Read Profile
Stuart Avery

Stuart Avery

Tutor
Stuart is a studio/mastering engineer who is heavily involved in the Manchester scene. As an experienced producer, promoter and events organiser, he's been a key player in the city's cultural output.
Read Profile
Jonathan Radford

Jonathan Radford

Programme Leader
Jon is a producer, label manager, DJ and promoter who has over a decade of experience within the industry and has released five albums under the alias Diesler.
Read Profile
Liam Peacock

Liam Peacock

Tutor
Liam is a soundtrack composer who has worked on creating music for film, television, games and animation.
Read Profile

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