All of our tutors have the technical ability and industry know-how needed to help you reach your goals. Check out their profiles and links to their socials.

Neil Ormonde (Teknøtis)

DJ | UK-wide | All levels | All genres | SoundCloud

Neil honed his skills using his favourite vinyl back in 2006 and soon found himself playing in Ibiza, at famed nightclub Sankeys and across Birmingham. Fast forward to 2020 and he is best known for his rare groove and soulful house sets, or for his techno output as Teknøtis.

Liam Roberts (Mali)

DJ | UK-wide | All levels | All genres | SoundCloud

Liam has been working as a DJ for over ten years. From running club events (Seedy Sonics, Carnival Magnifico and Resonate) to playing across the UK Europe at institutions such as Fabric, Outlook Festival and Global Gathering, he has carved a rich and varied niche for himself in intergalactic funk.

Fiona Finn (FFINN)

DJ | Bristol | All levels | Bass, Dubstep, DnB/Halftime/Jungle, Garage, Electro, House, Techno | SoundCloud

From features on Radar Radio to gracing the decks at gigs and festivals across Asia and the UK, FFINN has proven herself to be a discerning selector. With a keen interest in moving a crowd and with it, her free-form sets provide the atmosphere and energy required to get any party started, and have the tendency to become unapologetically volatile on the dance floor.

Kristian Birch-Hurst (Trieste)

DJ | Birmingham | All levels | All genres | SoundCloud

Winner of the 2019 Pirate Prodigy DJ competition. Space-time beat dispenser. As an avid crate digger, archive scanner and event curator, Trieste has carved a unique sonic narrative designed for introspection and dance. Harnessing Acid Lines, Drum Work, Ambient-Drone, Psychedelic Sounds, Euphoric Breaks and much more — telling tales of the surreal through tangible vibrations. Co-founder of Birmingham based Voyage Events, monthly host on Noods & Melodic Distraction Radio.


Interested in joining our team of DJ and music production experts?

We're hiring

We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our crew of tutors. If you are passionate, enthusiastic and have past tutoring experience, apply to become a DJ, production or music tutor with Pirate. We’re hiring UK-wide, so if this sounds like you, fill in our application form.

We’re looking for people that…

• Have a minimum of five years of experience playing in clubs/at events

• Are fluent with Rekordbox and Pioneer DJ equipment (CDJs and mixer)

• Feel capable and confident at mixing different genres/styles of music

• For production, wide experience with DAWs

• Are happy to get a DBS certificate

We supply top quality kit in our purpose-built studios around the country, so, other than a laptop, everything you need to teach is on site.

Work with pro gear

We supply top quality kit in our purpose-built studios around the country, so, other than a laptop, everything you need to teach is on site.

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