Our teachers are all professional working musicians and established in their own right. Afterall, who better to mentor you than those who have already walked a path to success? We’re proud to have teachers with recognisable success in different fields of music; our staff notably includes certified Ableton producers, graduates of the Prestigious Berklee College of Music, NCA lecturers, Internationally qualified Audio Engineers, Coke Studios artists, Nescafe Basement artists, renowned sessions players with international experience, regarded song-writers, audio producers working both in the film industry and with famous national artists, teachers of multiple APMC gold-medalists, Musicology Graduates of NCA and PU, music industry public figures – and the list goes on.
As partners of some of the world’s most renown musical institutes, no matter where we are all over the world we set a high standard for music education. That not only means teaching international, industry-developed curriculums, it also means setting a high standard for our teaching staff who deliver them.
Gianni Michelini | Principal & Guitar Teacher
Gianni started his love affair with the guitar at the age of 11 and started to play professionally at the age of 13 at cafes and restaurants serenading the patrons.
Shadric John: Music Producer | Campus General Manager | Audio Engineer | Guitarist | Academic Coordinator
(Creative production Teacher – Professional Development Diploma)
Shadric John is a guitarist of 15 years, and a music producer & audio engineer with more than 5 years of professional experience in music industry. Being both a professional studio engineer and live sound engineer makes him very versatile, and he brings this experience and knowledge to his role as one of the Creative Production teachers for National Music Academy’s Professional Development Diploma.
Awais Kazmi | Song-writing, Principal Instrument & Performance; PDD Teacher
Awais Kazmi is a 25-year-old guitarist, song-writer & professional musician based in Lahore, and is one of the Professional Development Diploma teachers at National Music Academy. Awais has been playing and performing guitar since 2006 and has had multiple professional influences contribute to his education.
Hassan Naeem | NMA Pakistan Teacher
Hassan Naeem is a guitarist, composer and songwriter based in Lahore, and has joined National Music Academy teaching Musicianship for its’ Professional Development Diploma. Hassan started his music career in 2001 and has since held positions within the music industry as a composer, song-writer, and as a sessional guitarist up until 2007.
Fakhar Abbas | NMA Pakistan Teacher
Fakhar Abbas is part of Renwoned Name of duo Composers and producers, (SHAJAR FAKHAR) Shajar And Fakhar are brothers and belong to Lahore Pakistan. They started their music career in 1998. Shajar is a Singer and Fakhar is a guitarist and also Singer. They won the BOLAN award as the best band in 1999.
Javed Iqbal | NMA Pakistan Teacher
Javed Iqbal’s love affair with the violin began at a very early age. As a toddler, Iqbal would sit by the radio listening to classical music eagerly waiting for a violin solo. By the time he was seven he had made up his mind to learn how to play the instrument, and when he turned nine Iqbal’s father brought home a baby violin.
Sameer Abbas Shah | NMA Pakistan Teacher
Sameer Abbas Shah is a passionate Vocal Coach/Singer and performer. Sameer is into music from a very early age and has always possessed more interest for western music. He developed a strong grip on vocals under the influence of multiple music professionals and trainers, with his diversity he sang songs of legends like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Lionel Richie, Enrique Iglesias etc.