Ben Hennessy-Garside

Lecturer: Popular Music

Ben Hennessy-Garside


Job title: Lecturer

Courses taught:  BA (Hons) Music (Popular)

Specialisms: Voice, Music education

Ben Hennessy-Garside [BA (Hons.)] is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. Now specialising in voice, Ben's role at Leeds Conservatoire is as a coach on the Popular Music pathway, whilst also working privately in both one-to-one settings and workshops in his home city of Lancaster and nationally (via. Skype).

His students include / have included those with exposure on BBC Radio One, artists with Youtube views in excess of 2 million, signed artists, professional / semi -professional function singers, other singing teachers and amateurs.

He began playing piano at the age of 12, before expanding through voice, drums, bass, guitar, composition and technology. He played in and wrote for a number of local bands before attending Leeds Conservatoire in 2003 as an undergraduate, studying for his BA in Music Production. During his time as a student at LCoM, Ben acted as the Leeds based Scout for Faith & Hope Records (Mint Royale, Subaqwa, National Forest), also working in music instrument retail and as a live sound engineer.

In 2008, Ben was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and has worked in music education ever since, delivering a wide range of units with topics including performance, composition, arrangement, theory, sound recording and the music industry, alongside basic piano tuition and the vocal coaching outlined above.

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