Ian has gigged in many of the country's top theatres, and Europe's most prestigious venues. Playing rock and roll from Glasgow to London, and from Manchester to Monte Carlo! He has also studied Education at the University of Cumbria, and combines the techniques and methods of music and education in his sessions. Ian oversees all the sessions and occasionally teaches the sessions too.
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Our fantastic drum tutor comes from the SRJ Band who tour the country regularly to packed out gigs. Matt teaches the Rock School Grades and ensures his lessons are a lot of fun,energetic and all his students quickly progress. His drum lessons are hard to beat
Julie is from a background in the travel industry, she has taken her love of organising bespoke itineraries into the World of music and events. Julie has studied her foundation degree in the social sciences and believes that music is an aid to build confidence and interpersonal skills in all aspects of life. The classes and band sessions are devised with this in mind. Julie organises the class timetables and arranges gigs for all the students at the academy.
After performing on the road for many years, and in some of the region's favourite cover bands, Andy has brought his amazing talent to the fore at URA. His guitar technique is second to none, and the student's at Up-Beat all benefit from the sessions with him. He brings a real rock and roll edge to the academy! Andy teaches our Poulton Rock Academy sessions including the Girls Rock & Adult Rock, as well as the Rock Guitar sessions.