Live Sound Training was established in 2010 by a group of sound engineers with the simple aim of providing robust and comprehensive training in all aspects of live sound.
We started teaching our course in the legendary Dublin Castle music venue in Camden Town because it was exactly the kind of venue where sound engineers would typically start their career.
The course has since evolved and travelled to various other music venues around London as well as Birmingham and a version of it has been taught at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing arts as well as in the Sahara Desert in Algeria.
We're passionately dedicated to teaching the core concepts of live sound in a way that's clear and easy to understand.
Andy Coules - Course Creator and Head Lecturer
Andy has been a sound engineer for over 30 years. Working at various venues around London (O2 Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Koko, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Roundhouse, etc.) as well as touring the world with a diverse array of acts, including: Madness, Rickie Lee Jones, Rag N Bone Man, Anna Calvi, Hudson Mohawke, The Shout Out Louds, Johnny Flynn, Anna Meredith, The Hoosiers, etc. He has also taught live sound in the Sahara Desert, been a guest lecturer at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and writes articles and reviews for print magazines Live Sound International and Audio Media International.
Abby Field - Course Director and Lecturer
Abbygail is our ear specialist and sound engineer. Working predominantly in the field of hearing science she is a graduate student of this very sound course and has engineered a variety of music genres in venues across London including The Dublin Castle, The Crowndale (formerly The Purple Turtle), The Hope and Anchor and the 100 Club. She is also the founder of Earworm London a company specialising in customised filters, in-ear monitors, custom sleeves and sound protection.
Mark Scurr - Lecturer
Mark has been touring internationally for the last 15 years with various different artists from an array of genres including Loyle Carner, KYGO, Sons Of Kemet, Cloud Control, The Big Moon, Nubya Garcia, DJ Shadow, These New Puritans, Local Natives and more. Career highlights include shows at Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, The Other Stage at Glastonbury and Fuji Rock festival. His career in as an FOH engineer started at the 333 club in Old Street and from there has grown organically over the years to what it is today.
Emile Pesik - Lecturer
Emile is a live sound engineer with over 15 years experience working in a wide range of London venues (The Water Rats, 333, The Dublin Castle, The Unicorn, The Monarch, The Hope & Anchor, etc.) as well as touring around the UK and Europe with Oi Va Voi, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, Fjokra and Joseph Arthur.