Carlos Thrale MA (Ed), BA (Hons) is a professional guitarist listed in the ‘International Who’s Who of Popular Music’ for work with Queen, Pet Shop Boys, Iron Maiden, Kate Bush and many other wonderful musicians.
He is a member of the Musicians’ Union and is enhanced CRB checked.
Carlos is also an experienced manager and teacher of music courses in further and higher education.
He is an examiner of guitar, bass, music theory and guitar teaching / performance diplomas for the London College of Music / University of West London.
Carlos Thrale has helped to support students and courses as:
External Examiner at ‘Guitar X’ / Tech Music School. Consultant to Thames Valley University for B.A. Popular Music. Member of the Faculty Board of Study, New College Nottingham. Consultant to Doncaster College for Open University validation – BA (Hons) Performing Arts.
Carlos developed units for National Diplomas in Performing Arts for Edexcel Foundation (BTEC).
Recording Studio Software
Sound Systems & Practice
Acoustics & Synthesis
Recording Studio Technology
For Further Education he devised:
BA Music Performance
OCN Guitar – Level 3
HND Digital Arts
NCFE Music Sequencing
NCFE Music Business
HND Music Technology
BTEC Nat. Dip. Music Technology
BTEC Nat. Dip. Popular Music
BTEC First Dip. Performing Arts
Foundation in Sound Engineering …
Carlos is an experienced lecturer and teacher of:
Electric Guitar Grades (Preliminary to Grade 8), RGT
Bass Guitar Grades (Preliminary to Grade 8), RGT
Acoustic Guitar Grades (Preliminary to Grade 8), RGT
Rock Guitar Grades (Preliminary to Grade 8), RGT
Electric Guitar Performance Awards (Preliminary to Grade 8), RGT
Popular Music Theory (Preliminary to Grade 8) The London College Of Music
Guitar Teaching Diploma, The London College Of Music – DipLCM(TD)
Electric Guitar Performance Diploma, The London College Of Music – DipLCM
Guitar Grades (Entry to Grade 8), Rockschool
Music Management and Promotion – online course
HND Research Methods
HND Music Performance
AS, A2 Music Technology
HNC Popular Music
HNC Music Technology
BTEC National Diploma in Popular Music
BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology
BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts
OCN Access to Music (Jazz)
City & Guilds Sound Engineering
GCSE Expressive Arts (SLDD)
ABRSM Music Theory
A’ Level Music
GNVQ (1-4) Media
Carlos Thrale is also experienced in teaching guitar and bass to students with mental health problems, autistic spectrum disorders and learning disabilities.
Tutors who work with Carlos include:
Edd is also a professional vocalist and guitarist who performs in the successful rock duo Wildest Dream. For over nine years, at over 1200 gigs, Edd has captivated audiences with rock classics and his original material.
James Porter is a professional guitarist specialising in both electric and acoustic styles and tours with his band Inlay.
James’ teaching studio is based in Norwich. He is always a welcomed guest tutor for Carlos when he visits his home town of Southwell.
James is enhanced CRB checked and a member of the Musicians’ Union.