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

Therry M-L

Therry M.L. is a french multiplatinum music producer, songwriter and artist. Discovered by David Guetta’s management team, Therry wrote some of the biggest
urban pop hits of the last decade in France with his producer duet LNT. He is now embarking on a solo journey, working on his own artist project “Johsef” and using his A&R skills to help artists define their sound and vision.

Main music collaborations

Céline Dion , David Guetta, Taylor Swift, Tim Mc Grow, Wyclef Jean, Soprano , TAL, Zaho, Grand Corps Malade, Hippocampe fou, Ralph Beaubrun, Olivier Dion…

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.

Julien Cholewa

Directeur of LA PLACE HIP HOP and head programmeur of the festival PARIS HIPHOP

Ralph Beaubrun

RALPH DRAWN HIS INSPIRATION FROM HIS HAITIAN ORIGINS. HE GROWS UP IN A FAMILY ANIMATED BY CINEMA, MUSIC AND DANCE.

AT 17, HE TAKES HIS FIRST STEPS ON STAGE AS A DANCER DURING AN AMERICAN-CANADIAN TOUR OF THE MUSIC GROUP BOUKMAN EKSPERYANS.

GRADUATED WITH A MASTER AND AFTER 5 YEARS IN MATHEMATICAL ENGINEERING IN FRANCE, RALPH DECIDED TO OPERATE A PROFESSIONAL TURNING POINT AND TO DEAL WITH THE CALL OF MUSIC, TO LIVE HIS DREAMS.

FROM 2012 THEN SELF-Taught, HE QUICKLY DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF IN THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD OF DANCE BY BECOMING ONE OF THE OFFICIAL DANCERS OF THE ARTIST TAL, WHOM HE ACCOMPANIED FOR 7 YEARS, NEARLY A DECADE
RHYTHMIZED BY NUMEROUS VIDEO CLIPS, TOURS, INTERNATIONAL SCENES AND ARTISTIC ENCOUNTERS.

AT THE SAME TIME, RALPH EVOLVED TOWARDS A CAREER AS A BACKGROUND DANCER FOR TAL AS WELL AS FOR OTHER ARTISTS (STROMAÉ, JULIEN DORÉ, DADJU…)

THIS PATH ALSO LEADS HIM TO DEVELOP HIS SKILLS AS A SONGWRITER. (TAL   LE TEMP QU’IL FAUT‘, ‘ARE WE AWAKE’…)

SINCE 2015, RALPH HAS BEEN TEACHING AND TRANSMITTING HIS UNIQUE GROOVE UNIVERSE (TINTED WITH ALL HIS MUSICAL INFLUENCES FROM AFRO, STREET JAZZ, POP AND HIS INSPIRATION SUCH AS MICHAEL AND JANET JACKSON) THROUGH HIS DANCE CLASSES IN PARIS. (LAX STUDIO, HARMONIC STUDIO…)

EDUCATIONAL COACH HE TAKES PLEASURE TO DEVELOP HIS STUDENTS WHILE ENSURING THAT HIS COURSES ARE A MOMENT OF SHARING AND CONVIVIALITY. RALPH IS CURRENTLY CONTINUING HIS MUSICAL EVOLUTION BY COMBINING NEW SINGING, DANCING AND COMEDY IN HIS NEW PROJECTS.

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.

Yannick Freytag

Yannick Freytag’s career has always oscillated between the field of Culture and that of Youth. Committed to these issues through initial activities in socio-cultural animation, collaborator of elected officials on youth and prevention issues in Paris, he joined the Hip Hop Citizens structure in 2002 and co-founded the Paris Hip Hop festival in 2006, one of the most important Hip Hop initiatives in France which celebrated its tenth edition in 2015. But, it will also have developed other original cultural initiatives with the foundation of a specialized bookshop-gallery in Nantes or one of the main festivals of Parisian tales of the time in 2002. He continues his commitment today by developing the actions of Hip Hop Citizens in France and abroad and as a trainer for the territorial public service.

Ramon Ginton

Bizzey, Drake, Ronnie Flex…

Ever Mihigo

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

Coming from a family of artists, Kahina had the chance, from an early age, to be immersed in this privileged environment. At the age of 8, she began the piano at the National Regional Conservatory of her city and, throughout her schooling, joined classes offering students the opportunity to follow school programs as well as reinforced artistic education, the expected extension of which is the Professional orientation.

With a General Literary Baccalaureate in hand, she studied Modern Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, but she quickly understood that she felt more at ease and above all more useful, behind the scenes than on the front of the stage.

Already perceiving, within his family, the problems with which artists and actors in the cultural sector are confronted in administrative and relational management; these difficulties that hinder them in the accomplishment of their artistic and creative work, the idea of ​​offering services to artists is gaining ground.

She then joined a renowned school of communication and press officer in Paris, after which she worked for 5 years at Radio FG as a relationship manager with international resident artists.

After a two-year stay in London, in 2009 she joined David Guetta’s team, where she is the administrator of many companies.

At the same time, she takes care of organizing all his professional and artistic meetings, organizes writing workshops, accompanies him in the studio, thus assisting in the genesis of many worldwide successes.

Kahina acquired international expertise in the development of artistic careers, in the management of production and publishing companies specializing in music.

During her 12 years spent alongside David Guetta and through her many encounters, she will find that the musical field is not the only one concerned but that other sectors are just as affected by the difficulty of collaborating with reliable people. , serious and trustworthy.

Aware that digital has considerably transformed culture and in particular music with streaming, and fully determined to help all these artists find themselves in the jungle of these new codes, both administrative and digital, in 2021, she decided to create Kahin@ gency a structure in harmony with an evolving and ambitious context, but responsible, at the height of its convictions.

Davide Ruffini

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

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 owner of Wisseloord and founder of the Wisseloord Academy. His track record as a songwriter, composer, arranger and producer is rich of countless national and international records in various genres. He has contributed to the production of numerous albums, singles, television programs, etc., and regularly advises the Majors in a neutral way on the level of new musical projects in development. Malik is also Adviseur of the Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst the organisation providing state grants to the main cultural projects of the dutch capital. His love for sharing with growing talents leads him, when his schedule allows, to participate as a jury for international conservatory exams.

Since the beginning of his career 25 years ago, Malik has decided to do all his musical work under various pseudonyms in order to keep his career detached from any stylistic labels, to keep his creative freedom and to stay away from the ego games of the music industry.

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.

Ben Vedren

BEN VEDREN (Reduce Records)

Singular character of today’s music scene, Ben Vedren’s work is well-recognized and highly acclaimed through his production & LIVE/DJ performances around the world. 

He is co-founder of Reduce Records and has been a permanent resident of the infamous club CONCRETE in Paris. 

Ben has an impressive production catalog, including releases on PERLON (VillaH2H, a collaboration alongside Ricardo Villalobos & Chez Damier), Minibar, BALANCE, Concrete Music, Prospector, Eklo, 240 volts, Djebali, among others. He won a Beatport remix contest, releasing on PLANET E records his brilliant remix of the classic Carl Craig track  «Bug in the BassBin».  His remix of Dani Siciliano « I’m the question » on Circus Company has been strongly supported, it’s now a classic track to be heard in Clubs.

Starting his career as an composer/sound-engineer in Paris, he later devoted himself to his own productions, collaborations, and teaching as a certified Ableton instructor.

His first EP on Minibar (2012) « I KNOW YOU KNOW » received unanimous success and pushed him to the front of the scene. 

His live performances fascinate and captivate with his unique energy, groove, generosity, sensibility and uncommon talent with machines.  He is an artist that has mastered the skill to make the listener experience this feeling of « WE ARE ONE ».

Ben is an experienced traveling DJ playing gigs throughout the world including EXIT festival, Mutek Montreal , Womb Tokyo , Festival des Nuits Sonores, Weather festival, Amore Festival, Trouw Amsterdam, Rex Club, Tresor, Half Baked, Stereo Montreal, Hoppetosse, Club der Visionaere,  sharing regularly the decks with the world’s top DJs. In parallel, he has built several major projects outside of the club scene: a sound journey at the VILLA MEDICI (Rome), an sound installation for the Nuit Blanche Festival (Paris), a sound and light show at the Grand Palais (Paris), one for the Fêtes des Lumières (Lyon), an audio-visual show « BI-OSCILLATIONS » at CENTRE POMPIDOU (paris) and several collaborations with designers concerning the sound of spaces and even objects.

Collaboration with other artists is a huge part of Ben’s DNA.  

With CHEZ DAMIER, they produce music under the project H2H (Heart 2 Heart), where they experiment with music and also teach and encourage new talents.

Mahaut Dufour Lamanthe

Mahaut Dufour Lamanthe started out in the music industry in 2016, looking to work alongside artists. She soon founded Loom, offering management services for artists (Sika Deva, BlackDoe, Tices). A champion of diverse, ambitious projects (English-speaking rappers, producers, an album with K-pop acts), she has all the key tools for creating successful projects. Her next step was evident: embark on freelance project management assignments for independent record labels and studio complexes. She also advocates change for women in the music industry, working actively with the Change de Disque initiative and being part of the 2022 MEWEM promotion.

Brynja Mary

Brynja Mary is a Singer and a Songwriter and a performing artist, She’s been singing and dancing since She can remember and started writing songs from a very Young age. There’s nothing She loves more than writing personal storytelling songs and getting up on stage to perform them.

When She was 13 She was in a Danish tv show called “En sang Fra hjertet” and recorded a song with one of Denmark’s biggest producers, and at 14 She signed her first publishing deal. Then when She just turned 16 She competed in the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with an original song that She had written at the age of 14.

She’s been working with people all over the world in Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Los Angeles, London, Canada, Spain and the Netherlands and in February 2021 She signed a record deal with Universal music group as a duo with her sister (sara Victoria) called EYJAA, their first single (Dont forget about me) charted as nr 3 on Denmarks airplay chart top 100 for over 16 weeks and it became the song of the week in Denmark and along with their second single (The Wrecking Crew) that got 4th place on the airplay chart top 100.

And their 3rd single (Ultraviolet) did also very well and ended up getting 3rd place on the Icelandic radio for most popular played songs of the month in April 2022.

She’s always loved performing and it’s one of her favorite things to do besides writing. She’s performed a lot, in LA and spain and on live television for the Eurovision Song Contest national final and performed support shows as her duo EYJAA and a few festivals in the summer of 2022,  She also studied herself at the Wisseloord academy from 2020 – 2021 and after that She’s been studying professional dance and performing in Copenhagen and Los Angeles.

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