Julian Blackmore

Music Coach & Tutor

Hi! I'm a British composer, producer, & keyboard player based in New York. I offer coaching and tutoring in piano, keyboards, and music production, to all ages and abilities.

About me…

I’ve been writing and performing music since the mid-90s, and love to share my experience and knowledge to help others reach their goals.

Before relocating to New York I toured internationally with top UK tribute band Abba Forever, and with 70s crooners Smokie. In NYC I played keyboards, sang, and hosted, for the world famous Cafe Wha? Band in the legendary Greenwich Village venue for eight years.

In addition to live performance, I also create music & audio for a whole host of projects around the globe, including theatre, film, television, and digital media.

My music has been performed at Lincoln Center (NYC); Merkin Concert Hall (NYC); 54 Below (NYC); Barrington Stages (MA), St George’s Hall (Bradford) and used in theatre and media productions around the globe, including India, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia and Dubai.

My dog, Parsley, tends to ghostwrite a lot of my music, and could well gatecrash a lesson or two.

Theatre credits include: Snow Way Out (Composer) (York Theatre Developmental Reading Series); QuizBowl (formerly Academia Nuts) (Composer) (Winner: Best New Musical, 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival); Spandex (Composer) (777 Theatre, New York); A Year With…. Veronica Sexton (Composer) (R.A.W Theatrical Duct Tape & A Dream Festival, New York); The Peculiar Tale… (Composer) (2019 Festival Of New Musicals, Goodspeed Opera House).

TV and film placements include: Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E! Entertainment); Passion Prohibida (Telemundo); Ten On Top (MTV); Barney’s Barrier Reef (BBC); Boundless II (Esquire Network); Alien Python Hunt (National Geographic).

My Education

BA in Music (1995)
University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
MFA in Musical Theatre Writing (2010)
New York University

My Experience

Composer/Producer/Sound Designer
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance
Faculty (Part Time)
Cafe Wha, Greenwich Village, NYC
Keyboard Player