Our Tutors

At heart dBs Berlin is about people. A creative community. Feeling welcome. Feeling part of something. A nurturing hothouse where people grow themselves and help grow others. You will be working in a nurturing, caring, relaxed, welcoming, inspirational and creative home from home with a team who will know you by name, care about your development and truly give a damn. Most of our tutors are established and active in local, national and international music, film and art circuits.

Geoff Wright

Degree Tutor

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Geoff Wright is a producer, DJ and violinist with over 10 years’ industry experience across areas including composition, production, live performance and session recording. His background in classical training is complemented by his extensive experience of recording and performing in contemporary settings.

Brendan Dougherty

Degree Tutor

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Sound artist and producer Brendan Dougherty moved from Philadelphia to Berlin in 2002 and quickly became involved in its music and performance art scenes. An avid collaborator, he has worked with a wide range of visual and performance artists creating pieces and touring internationally.

Max Trieder

Degree Tutor

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Max Trieder has produced, engineered and/or mixed more than 30 rock and pop releases for artists including The Hirsch Effekt, Adolar, Faber and Teesy. He is also composing and producing his own music with band Sissi Rada, a unique fusion of indie rock and electronic elements.

Christopher Jarman

Diploma Tutor

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Christopher Jarman has 20 years professional music industry experience which has led to a variety of musical personas across many genres as Kamikaze Space Programme, Dot Product and Raiden. He has amassed over 150 vinyl releases and regularly performs at many of the world’s most infamous venues.

Jenifa Mayanja

Diploma Tutor

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Ugandan born Jenifa Mayanja has been deeply entrenched in the underground deep house music scene for more than 25 years since the early 90’s staking her claim in New York. Relocating to the U.S in her teens and living in the midwestern U.S  shaped her resilience and determination to follow her lifelong dream of being …

Philip Röder

Diploma Tutor

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Philip is a professional producer and mixing engineer. His studio Copilco Productions is based in Berlin and he works with artists and labels from all over the world. Philip also produces his own music under the artist name Copilco. His characteristic style: atmospheric deep techno, blended with elements of electronica and IDM.

Laurence Osborne

Degree Tutor

Appleblim, aka Laurie, was a regular performer at the club FWD>> from late 2002. The acts he saw there inspired him to set up the label Skull Disco along with Shackleton. On this, Appleblim released his own material and achieved success with some vinyl only singles. The label then went on to achieve more success …

Robin Koek

Degree Tutor

Robin Koek (Netherlands, 1987) is active as a composer, musician and designer of artistic systems. His works explore states wherein acoustic, digital and analog signals intertwine and merge into one body of sound. The origins of his compositions follow a line of research into acoustic ontology, urban transcription and spatial potential of sound.

Brian Greene

Degree Tutor

Brian is a composer and multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. As a vocalist and lyricists he has numerous published collaborations released on labels such as Planet Mu, Airflex and Kinnego Records. As a co founder of the label and music collective Reset Industries, he has performed with Boxcutter, Kaidi Tatham and Kab Driver and supported artists …

Dean Roberts

Degree Tutor

Dean brings his experience and knowledge from a long international career as an artist and educator. His music was described by Wire magazine as “less of an attempt to blend genres than a demonstration of how for the truly imaginative, genres remain utterly meaningless”. His album All Cracked Medias is considered a touchstone in experimental …

Kerim Karaoglu

Degree Tutor

Kerim Karaoglu is a composer and sound-designer working in the field of electroacoustic music, live-electronics, audio/visual installations and contemporary dance/theatre. He graduated with a degree in electronic composition and computer music from the Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media at Folkwang University of Arts in 2011.

Hilary Baker

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Hilary’s experience in the professional arts world started young. As a kid she danced at Lincoln Center in New York City and later attended a public arts high school in Los Angeles, where she specialized in jazz saxophone. Hilary received her bachelor’s from the University of California, Berkeley, and her doctorate in music history from …

Jeff Stern

Degree Tutor

A fanatic of audio production in all music styles, Jeff brings 20 years of industry experience to dBs Music Berlin. Living in Berlin since 2006, he is known most for his underground techno/house releases and DJ sets as Jeff Samuel. He has released for labels such as techno pioneer Daniel Bell’s 7th City, Matthew Dear’s …

Philippa McIntyre

Diploma Tutor

When it comes to house and deep house music in New Zealand, Philippa has always been at the forefront of the genre. Beginning DJing in the late 90s, she has headlined and played all over New Zealand in places ranging from the widely acclaimed and influential Auckland nightclub Calibre to Dunedin’s famous Bath Street.

Stefan Knauthe

Diploma Tutor

Stefan Knauthe is a music producer, composer and synthesist with a lifelong passion for sound and electronic music. Having been Berlin based since 1988, he has witnessed and contributed to the city’s rise to capital of electronic music. Over the last decades, Stefan has worked with many leading artists who emerged from this dynamic and inspired …

Rodi Kirkcaldy

Programme Lead

Rodi has had an exciting career in the international music industry which has encompassed a wide range of roles. Hailing from New Zealand, he has represented his native land on the global stage in DJ competitions and has worked as a touring DJ for ten years under the name Scratch 22. At the same time …

Ainsley Adams

Degree Tutor

Ainsley is a producer and sound engineer with 2 Latin Grammys to his name and a long list of credits including Beverley Knight’s Soul UK, Charlotte Church’s Back to Scratch, Jesse & Joy’s ¿Con Quien se Queda el Perro? and many more. During his time in London, he worked extensively with hit songwriter Sacha Skarbek, …

Charlie Baldwin

Diploma Tutor

Charlie is also known as the artist Kasket and specialises in raw recordings, live atmosphere, glitched up vocals and catchy melodies. His first release entitled Torn Letters was published with DiaMind records. This was followed by a release called 4her on the highly respected label Screwloose Records. As of recently however, Kasket will be releasing …

Ben Bacon

Diploma Tutor

An experienced multi-media artist, composer, researcher, and interaction designer, Ben moved to Berlin in 2015. His current interests include the integration of information design in electronically-based music performance, digital musical instrument design, and multimedia installations. In addition to his many residencies, he has also performed and displayed his work in a variety of international locations …

Brian Flynn

Degree Tutor

Since earning his degree in composition and music technology, Brian has worked professionally in music creation and production for media outlets like BBC and SKY television via his collaborations with ULTRAPHONIC. From his Berlin­ studio, Brian composes, produces and arranges music for international media/performances. He regularly acts as amanuensis to composers and assists in the …

Florian Zwietnig

Programme Lead

In addition to being the programme lead for our Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, Florian has a Masters degree in psychology and over 20 years of experience working as a musician and producer. His band Mediengruppe Telekommander had an 11 year career before disbanding in 2012. They released 5 albums on labels like Mute, …

Cem Oral

Degree Tutor

Cem has always been immersed in great musical diversity. He began his career working as an audio engineer in Frankfurt back in the early ‘80s. Years later he began producing hip-hop and pop-acts like BVSMP and George McCrae, also working with artists like The Mad Professor, Wu Tang Clan and Nine Inch Nails. Since the inception …

Eliad Wagner

Programme Lead

Eliad is a composer, performer, sound artist, lecturer and the programme lead for our Electronic Music Production & Performance Degree. A classically trained musician, holding a Bachelor degree in physics and a Masters degree in composition and music technology. His activities explore the meeting point of composition and improvisation while addressing thoughts on synthesis, music …