New ICMP tutors for 2020

Get to know some of the newest members of ICMP’s teaching faculty… 



A new academic year at ICMP means plenty of new faces both in our student body and teaching faculty. 

As with our existing tutors, our latest additions have a vast amount of experience as both industry practitioners and educators and are uniquely equipped to give our students the best start in their industry careers. 

Meet some of the newest members of ICMP’s teaching faculty below…

Siân Monaghan | Drums 


Drums tutor Siân has played for a variety of groups including Rews and She Drew The Gun as well as operating a drum studio in Finsbury Park, North London. 

What have been your career highlights? 

A career in music isn't always glamorous, but being named "Instrumentalist Of The Year" at this year's AMA-UK awards was a good moment!

Aside from that, this year I have been loving recording drum tracks for artists from my drum studio in Finsbury Park. Over lockdown it was just me there and I could really focus on taking the time to get the sound I wanted and the mics placed well. It might sound boring but it's just something I love to do!

Why join ICMP?

ICMP is renowned already and respected for its high standard of teaching, so it's very exciting to be asked to join the team. Everyone is super cool and I'm enjoying it already.” 

Connect with Siân on Instagram

Rachel Cooper | Music in Education


Since graduating from the Royal College of Music, Rachel has built up a varied portfolio of teaching, performing, research and outreach projects, including with top classical star, Nicola Benedetti.

What have been your career highlights?

The highlights of my career have included being apart of the Benedetti Virtual Sessions working with 7,000 people from all over the world, taking students to perform at the Proms, recording with DECCA, and being invited to take masterclasses in Belgium and Latvia.

Why join ICMP?

I am so looking forward to getting to work with your students at ICMP and being able to explore creative teaching practice with students who are about to embark on this exciting venture." 

Visit for more information.

Uchenna Ngwe | Popular Music Performance


Uchenna is a London-based oboist and researcher who is currently researching a PhD on black classical composers and musicians. 

Why join ICMP?

Leading this module will give me a chance to consider all this and work with students to explore their interests too. We’ll all be able to share how we learn, think and write about music."

Visit to find out more about Uchenna's musical work.

Justin Boreland | Music Production 

From working with music legends Bomb Da Bass to mentoring award winning songwriter Wayne Hector and garage producer Wookie, we’re delighted Justin Boreland is now teaching as part of our Music Production faculty. 

What have been your career highlights? 

I was among one of the first British rappers to be signed internationally at the age of 17 to a global deal with Sire Record/WEA Burbank L.A and signed a Warner Chappell Music publishing deal at the age of 16.  

Why join ICMP?

I’m excited to share my experience while educating and mentoring the next generation of elite super-producers and songwriters. I can’t wait to find out the many interesting things I’ll learn from each student."

Elliott Henshaw | Drums 


Elliott is a much in-demand drummer, working as a live performer for the likes of Phil Collins and Leo Sayer as well as headlining Ronnie Scott’s with his own band. 

What have been your career highlights? 

Organising and performing in the Buddy Rich 25th Anniversary Memorial Concert at the London Palladium alongside Dave Weckl and John Blackwell. Performing at a sold out Cadogan Hall with Spice Fusion. 

Why join ICMP?

I’m really looking forward to working with fantastic colleagues, in a fantastic facility helping to shape the careers of the next generation of professional musicians.” 

Visit for more information.

Gianna Gehlhar | Music Production and Songwriting Tutor


Gianna is an experienced performer, producer and educator, currently working in experimental, electronic project JYLDA.

What have been your career highlights? 

Over the past years, I’ve been constantly writing, releasing and performing music. Every new song is a highlight for me, but I guess the release of my debut EP Twitch and the accompanying sold out release show were memorable. I’ve also supported Zola Jesus and Lydmor in London. Recently, I released several singles to critical acclaim by Line of Best Fit, Earmilk and Clash Magazine and played a Livestream show via Liverpool Soundcity. 

Why join ICMP?

I’m excited about teaching at ICMP because it’s a great musical environment here! I love sharing my knowledge about music and supporting students in their growth as artists. I also find it inspiring to work with young musicians and exchanging thoughts on music and creative techniques.

We all share the same passion and it’s nice to bounce off ideas and give the students the opportunity to build a musical community."

Visit for more information. 

James Rose | Vocals


James Rose is a prolific arranger, composer, performer, producer and educator, based in London. Over the years, he has become a veteran performer of a cappella and vocal harmony, touring worldwide with his acclaimed internet sensation group, Accent.  

What have been your career highlights?

One of my highlights was singing on the Royal Albert Hall stage with my vocal group, Accent - hearing our vocal harmonies ring out in a space like that was very emotional for me! Definitely my favourite place to sing a 7th on a 13b9 chord.

Why join ICMP?

I'm delighted to be joining ICMP to spread the love of vocal harmony through performance and arranging classes. It's such a warm and exciting atmosphere to be a part of!"

Find out more about Accent.

Kristin Hoesin | Vocals


Kristin has been singing professionally for more than 15 years, having worked on various projects with Syco Music and touring extensively with Sting. She's also currently the lead vocalist with the Soul Jets. 

What have been your career highlights?

I guess my career highlights would be working with Sting. I did a European promo tour with him a few years back, which was magical. He taught me how to do cryptic crosswords haha!

I'm looking forward to coaching on the Live Performance Workshops at ICMP as I think I have some valuable experience and insight that will hopefully help budding singers starting out in their careers.

Why join ICMP?

Besides just being a "good singer", there are so many other important skills that are worth developing early on. This is going to be one of my main points of focus."

Tom Brown | Creative Musicianship

After being awarded a distinction level masters in Composition For Film and Television, following on from a BMus in Music Performance, Tom has been working freelance as a composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist musician and educator

Career highlights

Tom recently won an Emmy Award for his score for documentary, 'The Nightcrawlers'. 

I'm looking forward to being part of a team/family that shares similar values working towards creating a continued positive environment."

Visit Tom's website to find out more. 

Adam Goldsmith | Guitar 


As a guitarist, Adam has enjoyed stints in London's West End as well as playing alongside some of pop music's greats including Little Mix, Robbie Williams, Ronan Keating, Elton John and many more.

What have been your career highlights?

Some include doing a duet with Gloria Estefan at The Royal Albert Hall, going on a small tour with her, with the rest of the band featuring Greg Fields who was Frank Sinatra’s last drummer. The first three series of The Voice on the BBC in the house band were also great, and touring with Seal in the same year.

Why join ICMP?

I’m looking forward to the chance to help young players make a living in the real world, using experience I’ve gained, and teaching material that is from real gigs, not just an academic syllabus."

Visit for more information.

Take the first steps in your music career with ICMP

We've been developing and delivering contemporary music education for over 30 years – longer than any other music school in the UK. With a proven track-record, countless music industry connections and unrivalled access to facilities, it's easy to see why hundreds of students choose ICMP each year. 

To completely immerse yourself in your music career, chat with our friendly Admissions Team via email or give them a call on 020 7328 0222.

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by ICMP staff writer
October 19, 2020
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