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Jon Bates (Music)

Jon Bates is the founder of the Music Technology Department at Kidderminster College. Driven by his multiple experiences as a professional performer, author, journalist, composer, arranger, broadcaster and lecturer, the department now has one of the best studio facilities in the Midlands.

Jon is an author of textbooks on music technology and has written reviews and articles for numerous music technology magazines for over 25 years. He has worked with many international artistes, had a career as a session arranger/musician/music director, holds degrees in classical music, qualifications in music technology and teaching, and is still very much a live music performer and music director. He is also currently busy as a composer for theatre and dance.

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