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Interview with Acclaimed Powerhouse Educator Francis Seriau

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Francis Seriau
Hon DPhil, FRSA, MIoD

Acclaimed Educator, Music Education Entrepreneur and Professional Musician, Francis Seriau is a leader in his field. Music Gateway sit down with this powerhouse tutor and talk music.

Francis has pioneered and led contemporary music education in the UK since 1983. He founded the first contemporary music school in the UK the world renowned Tech Music School, starting with Drumtech in 1983 followed by Vocaltech, Keyboartech and Guitar-X.

He has taught and trained some of the biggest names in the music industry: Phil Selway of Radiohead,  Jason Cooper of The Cure, Pick Withers of Dire Straits, Rat Scabies of The Damned, , Bill Bruford of Yes, Nathan Curran of Basement Jaxx, Jed Lynch of Peter Gabriel, Nick Avory of The Kinks, Elliott Fyfe of George Benson, Mark Roberts of Massive Attack, Tom Meadows of Lucy Silvas, Julian Brown of Kylie Minogue…and many more.

Francis is now sharing his knowledge and experience and helping musicians and music organisations around the world. His has a unique master class programme for both students and tutors “Becoming a Successful Musician” and “Making Our Teaching a Success”

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