The Teachers The Teachers

In our Academy you not only enter a highly professional educational center. You also enter the network of some successful artists, composers, producers, songwriters, engineers and industry professionals of the country.

The participants (we do not look at students, but at musicians and artists who join us to develop their skills, no matter what their level is) learn to produce from some of the most succesfull producers of the French pop, rock, dance, indie or rap scene. They learn to write toplines or songs with platinum award winning songwriters, they learn about publishing from publishers, they hear artists talking about their career or learn to record or mix with engineers recording or mixing succesfull records on a daily basis. 

All the classes are designed in such way that the lecturers share their own work approach while the participants are at the center of the attention to get the space to develop their own music and work methods.

Discover our Teachers

Coco Bans

American Iowa-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter Coco Bans, aka Allyson Ezell, has been carving out an impressive path with her epic and tender alt-pop since her 2019 debut EP, Fantasy & Parables, garnering early support from MTV, Earmilk and The Line of Best Fit. Rolling Stone named her a live artist to watch and she has since opened sold-out shows for Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) and Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes). Follow-up single “Pray” was synced in Grey’s Anatomy, in parallel with major editorial playlists and European radio play. Signed with Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Coco Bans has already written for artists such as Woodkid, Lil Wayne, Kiddy Smile and French star GIMS. Her debut LP Chronicles of an Altered Life, co-written with Grammy-winner Hue Strother and K Major (Playboi Carti, Future) and produced by Coco Bans and London-based producer Jo Pereira is expected in 2022.

 

Allyson Ezell is a musician and songwriter in total command of her powers. Think Annie Lennox and Shakespeares Sister meets St Vincent and Paloma Faith but in a 21st century blend of optimism, nostalgia and vintage beats.

Ralph Beaubrun

RALPH PUISE SON INSPIRATION DANS SES ORIGINES HAÏTIENNES. IL GRANDIT AU SEIN D’UNE FAMILLE ANIMÉE PAR LE CINÉMA, LA MUSIQUE ET LA DANSE.

À 17 ANS, IL RÉALISE SES PREMIERS PAS SUR SCÈNE EN TANT QUE DANSEUR LORS D’UNE TOURNÉE AMÉRICANO-CANADIENNE DU GROUPE DE MUSIQUE BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS.

DIPLÔMÉ D’UN MASTER ET APRÈS 5 ANS DANS L’INGÉNIERIE MATHÉMATIQUE EN FRANCE, RALPH DÉCIDE D’OPÉRER UN TOURNANT PROFESSIONNEL ET DE S’ADONNER À L’APPEL DE LA MUSIQUE, VIVRE SES RÊVES.

DÈS 2012 ALORS AUTODIDACTE, IL SE DISTINGUE RAPIDEMENT DANS LE MONDE PROFESSIONNEL DE LA DANSE EN DEVENANT L’UN DES DANSEURS OFFICIEL DE L’ARTISTE TAL QU’IL ACCOMPAGNERA DURANT 7 ANS, PRÈS D’UNE DÉCÉNNIE
RYTHMÉE PAR DE NOMBREUX VIDÉOS CLIPS, TOURNÉES, SCÈNES INTERNATIONALES ET RENCONTRES ARTISTIQUES.

EN PARALLÈLE, RALPH ÉVOLUE VERS UNE CARRIÈRE DE DANSEUR CHORISTE POUR TAL AINSI QUE POUR D’AUTRES ARTISTES (STROMAÉ, JULIEN DORÉ, DADJU…)

CE CHEMIN LE CONDUIT ÉGALEMENT À DÉVELOPPER SES COMPÉTENCES D’AUTEUR COMPOSITEUR. (TAL   LE TEMPS QU’IL FAUT‘, ‘ARE WE AWAKE’…)

DEPUIS 2015, RALPH ENSEIGNE ET TRANSMET SON UNIVERS UNIQUE GROOVE (TEINTÉ DE TOUTES SES INFLUENCES MUSICALE AFRO, STREET JAZZ, POP ET DE SES INSPIRATIONS TELLES QUE MICHAEL ET JANET JACKSON) AUX TRAVERS DE SES COURS DE DANSES À PARIS. (LAX STUDIO, STUDIO HARMONIC…)

COACH PÉDAGOGUE IL PREND PLAISIR À FAIRE ÉVOLUER SES ÉLÈVES TOUT EN S’ASSURANT QUE SES COURS SOIENT UN MOMENT DE PARTAGE ET DE CONVIVIALITÉ. RALPH POURSUIT ACTUELLEMENT SON ÉVOLUTION MUSICALE EN ALLIANT DE NOUVEAU CHANT, DANSE ET COMÉDIE DANS SES NOUVEAUX PROJETS.

Pierre Guimard

Pierre Guimard was born in Toulouse but grew up in Normandy and the Paris region. In a high school setting, he created with friends the group Noisy Fate, of Team Nowhere, at the end of the 1990s. He then left the group to go play as bassist for Jean-Louis Aubert in 2003. We can see him in the DVD As we did.

He then decided to devote himself to his solo career, and, alone with his guitar and his harmonica, he opened for Kyo and Raphael in 2006.

On August 28, 2006, his first album De l’autre cote was released, which he composed entirely, and most of whose lyrics are by Jérôme Attal. Pierre Guimard also worked with Ben Kweller, (of whom he will also do some first parts), this album is romantic, in the Anglo-Saxon style. We can also see him in the film I’m fine, don’t worry by Philippe Lioret where he plays a musician on the edge of the beach.

His latest album was released on June 22, 2009. He opened for Calogero in the fall of 2009.

He is the pianist of the entire piano-acoustic voice album of the diva Lara Fabian, album called Every Woman In Me.

In 2009, he took under his wing Nili Hadida and Benjamin Cotto of the group Lilly Wood and the Prick. He produced and recorded Lilly’s first EP Who And The What? with its Choke Industry label. Under license with Cinq7/Wagram, he recorded the album Invincible Friends which was released in May 2010 (awarded at the Victoires de la Musique 2011, public revelation category). He currently plays bass for the Lilly Wood and the Prick tour.

Chrystelle Nammour

Artist, author, composer, Chrystelle graduated in Music Business from Berklee College of Music, and from Paris Dauphine PSL and specialized in the development strategy of artists. Marie-Madeleine from the musical “Jésus” by Pascal Obispo in 2018, she released a first album with her group Hushh in 2015 financed by Internet users on My Major Company (€100,000 collected in crowdfunding). She currently serves artists at the Guild of Music Artists, the artist services agency Kahin@gency, and Groover while working on her artist project.

Producer, Topliner (Aya Nakamura, Oboy, Kimberose…)

Clement Le Gal

International Coordinator at Universal Music Publishing France

Olivier Lesnicki, better known as “Le Motif”, was born on April 4, 1989 in Ixelles, Belgium. He is a producer, rapper and author from Brussels. Gentsu invites you to discover its universe.
His name may tell you something: Le Motif has collaborated with Siboy, SCH or Timal, Dosseh but also his sister Shay who will be a juror in a new Netflix show. Moreover, we can hear his name tag at the beginning of PMW. He is also Youssoupha’s nephew and is part of the group of producers called Le Sommet. He released Pompe EP in collaboration with Junior Alaprod in April 2018.

In his CV, we can cite many hits such as Réseaux by Niska, Mobali by Siboy, Cardon Rouge by Lorenzo, Jack Da by Booba, Meteor by SCH or many other pieces by his sister.

hitmaker (heuss l’enfoiré, Fianso…)

Kahina Khimoune

Issue d’une famille d’artistes, Kahina a la chance, dès son plus jeune âge, de baigner dans ce milieu privilégié. À 8 ans, elle débute le piano au Conservatoire National Régional de sa ville et intègre, durant tout son cursus scolaire des classes offrant aux élèves l’opportunité de suivre des programmes scolaires ainsi qu’un enseignement artistique renforcé dont le prolongement attendu est l’orientation professionnelle.

Un Bac Général Littéraire en poche, elle poursuit des études de Lettres Modernes à la Sorbonne Nouvelle à Paris, mais elle comprend très vite qu’elle se sent plus à l’aise et surtout plus utile, dans les coulisses que sur le devant de la scène.

Percevant déjà, au sein de sa famille, les problématiques auxquels les artistes et les acteurs du secteur culturel, sont confrontés dans la gestion administrative et relationnelle ; ces difficultés qui les entravent dans l’accomplissement de leur travail artistique et créatif, l’idée de proposer des services aux artistes fait son chemin.

Elle intègre alors une école réputée de communication et d’attachée de presse à Paris, à l’issue de laquelle elle travaille durant 5 ans chez Radio FG en tant que chargée de relation avec les artistes résidents internationaux.

Après un séjour de deux années à Londres, elle intègre en 2009 l’Équipe de David Guetta dont elle est l’administratrice de nombreuses sociétés.

Parallèlement, elle s’occupe d’organiser toutes ses rencontres professionnelles et artistiques, organise des ateliers d’écriture, l’accompagne en studio, assistant ainsi à la genèse de nombreux succès mondiaux.

Kahina acquiert à l’international une expertise dans le développement de carrières artistiques, dans la gestion de sociétés de production et d’édition spécialisées dans la musique.

Durant ses 12 années passées au côté de David Guetta et à travers ses nombreuses rencontres, elle va constater que le domaine musical n’est pas le seul concerné mais que d’autres secteurs sont tout aussi touchés par la difficulté à collaborer avec des personnes fiables, sérieuses et dignes de confiance.

Consciente que le numérique a considérablement transformé la culture et notamment la musique avec le streaming, et pleinement déterminée à aider tous ces artistes à se retrouver dans la jungle de ces nouveaux codes aussi bien administratifs que digitaux, en 2021, elle décide de créer Kahin@gency une structure en harmonie avec un contexte évolutif et ambitieux, mais responsable, à la hauteur de ses convictions.

Davide Ruffini

Soul & Noamle, Supa Dupa, NAVY, Nelson Dialect, Leelo, MAJAN, Kilian & Jo, The Voice,

Delphine Joutard

Musical Library Universal Music Publishing

Cato Van Dijk

Cato van Dijck has been active in the music industry from a very young age, growing up in a musical family and playing her first shows from the age of 9. Since 2013 she has been the the front woman and personification of the band MY BABY conquering stages all over the world such as Glastonbury, Pinkpop, Sziget and Lowlands. Cato has a remarkable voice and style and takes her inspiration from seventies funk like Sly & the Family Stone, to the electronic alternative pop of Little Dragon. MY BABY have been praised for their unique sound and approach and Cato is interested in sharing her experiences as a touring musician, a songwriter and likes to help you finding your own style and voice.

Artists, Songwriters

Ben Ling

Ben is a British guy 🇬🇧 , working for the Centre National de la Musique, a French organisation 🇫🇷, and is based in Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪 . From Germany, he covers the GSA, NL and CEE territories, creating opportunities for French music companies, and also for international companies to get in to the French market.

Erroll Antonie

Music Publisher – Head of A&R BMG Benelux

James Castelijn

Snelle, Famke Louise, Kimono, Young Ellens, Henkie T, Defano Holwin, The Cool Quest

Philippe Weiss

Madonna, David Guetta, Dua Lipa, Alicia Keys, Selah Sue, Ben L’oncle Soul…

Malik Berrabah

Malik Berrabah is the owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international successes in various genres. Since the start of his career 25 years ago, Malik decided to work under divers nicknames and to keep his work secret to the public.

Noah Smits

Noah is one of the most recognized music marketeers and data analysts of The Netherlands. Working as consultant for numerous artists and labels, Noah of one of the figures of the field that cannot be missed out.

Bastien Corné

Bastien Corné is a musician, composer and music teacher. He obtained a master’s degree in musicology at Paris Sorbonne and a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance at the University of Montreal. He currently performs on stage with artists like Coco Bans or Le Noiseur.