Learn the secrets of the world's most successful hitmakers.
Our advanced songwriting and composition masterclasses are designed especially for songwriters, composers and producers, to give you all the essential tools you'll ever need to turn your ideas into finished productions.
Gordon at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Meltdown Festival 2015 with BMI award winners, Psapp
When he's not teaching piano or touring as a keyboard/piano player, Gordon Hulbert is a composer/songwriter for UMPG. Based in Notting Hill, West London, he has spent a lifetime working with grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling songwriters and artists such as Chaka Khan, Alexander O'Neal, Imagination, Heatwave and Kenny Thomas. His predecessor in Heatwave, Rod Temperton, went on to write some of the most seminal hits in music history, such as Thriller (Michael Jackson), Boogie Nights, Always And Forever (Heatwave), Give Me The Night (George Benson) etc.
You may not know it, but you hear Gordon's music on a regular basis if you watch 'Loose Women', 'Come Dine With Me', 'Emmerdale', prime time MTV, NBC's 'Minute To Win It', TV Land's hit series 'Younger', CBBC's 'Hacker Time' and international TV shows such as Turkey's smash hit detective series 'Kuzey Güney'.
As a successful composer for TV and film, Gordon knows a thing or two about putting a tune together. He studied composition under John McCabe, William Lloyd Webber (father of Andrew and Julian) and Susan Bradshaw, so he can help with more traditional composition, if that's your thing. But he can also show you how to make a dubstep, glitch or minimal tech track, so you've got all bases (AND basses) covered.
Gordon's songwriting masterclasses in West London have been slowly becoming an integral part of his teaching practice and have quickly gained popularity with his students. Limited places are kept in his schedule for these one-on-one sessions and all masterclasses are on a first-come-first-served basis.
“Writing a song is actually quite easy. Writing a good one is very, very difficult”
Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)