Staff Profiles

Zara Sharma (Games Design)

Meet Games Design tutor Zara Sharma. Zara recently scooped one of the top prizes at the NCG Excellence Awards 2018. She won the prize for Excellence in Teaching: Further Education award after being nominated by her learners and was described as being “as kind and caring as Miss Honey, in a

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Jon Bates ( Music)

Jon Bates founded the Music Technology Department at Kidderminster College. Driven by his multiple experiences as a professional performer, author, journalist, composer, arranger, broadcaster and lecturer, the department now has one of the best studio facilities in the Midlands. Jon is an author of textbooks on music technology and has written

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Jay Garratt (Music)

Jay Garratt is an electronic music producer and DJ who has a release catalogue spanning the last 15 years. In this time he has worked with many leading Drum & Bass record labels, has featured in the Radio 1 & 1Xtra Drum and Bass Charts, and has performed extensively as

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Kimberley Clarke (Dance)

Meet Kimberley Clarke… Kidderminster College’s HND Dance Lecturer. Originally from Worcestershire, Kimberley trained at Middlesex University where she graduated in 2008 with a first class BA Honours Degree in Dance. Prior to this, in 2007, she studied at Goucher College, Maryland, USA, which gave her the opportunity to attend the Martha

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Andy Edwards (Music)

Meet Andy Edwards… Kidderminster College’s Course Leader for Music Performance. Andy Edwards came to prominence as Robert Plant’s drummer between 1997 and 2001. During this time he worked exclusively for Robert, performing all over the world on over 100 gigs. These included performances headlining many of the major music festivals across

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Steve Lawson (Music)

Meet Steve Lawson… Kidderminster College’s HND Lecturer Steve is perhaps the UK’s greatest solo bass player but you need to see him live to really understand what he does. From Steve’s website: …new-age, post-rock, ambient-jazz, solo-bass… It’s a little tricky to pin down what he does, given that, as those hyphenated descriptions begin

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Phi Yan-Zek (Music)

Meet Phi… Kidderminster College’s HND Music lecturer Phi describes himself as a musical explorer and composer. He is also a virtuoso guitarist. He has created a series of mindbending albums and has recorded and performed with such inspirational musicians as Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai), Marco Minnemann (Joe

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Meldra Guza (Music)

Singing and Songwriting Tutor, Meldra Guza is a songwriter and Managing Director of production company The SongLab. Meldra started out as an artist at the age of 14 in her home country Latvia, graduated music academy in UK and ended up working as a session musician performing at Wembley Stadium, on

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