We are a small but dedicated team of audio professionals determined to create a viable alternative to traditional music education. We believe that a stellar education should be accessible and affordable and that real results matter far more than a degree on a wall.

meet the team


Lifelong musician, engineer and owner of Stratfield Studios. Rob has dedicated his life to teaching producers and engineers how to hone their craft and do what they love for a living, originally under the Musician on a Mission brand before re-branding to

General Manager

Michael Gilbride

A former corporate bond trader and Mastering Accelerator student, Michael left the world of finance in 2020 to pursue his solo indie music project, “telco”, full time. Michael joined in the same year and eventually became General Manager in 2022.

Director of Education

Caleb Loveless

A 25 year veteran in the industry and Co-owner of danger.less and Black Fox Mastering, Caleb has worked as a songwriter, producer and mix/mastering engineer for charting artists, some of the world’s largest brands and major film/TV studios.


Warren Huart

Warren is an English record producer, musician, composer and recording engineer based in Los Angeles, California and a multi-platinum producer/engineer for artists like The Fray, Daniel Powter, Marc Broussard, Trevor Hall, Korn, Better Than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, Ace Frehley, Aerosmith and Howie Day.


Devvon Terrell

Devvon is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and creator of multiple billboard charting songs. Devvon has a youtube channel for his music with nearly 900k subscribers and a music education youtube channel with nearly 200k subscribers. Devvon is a passionate teacher and highly talented producer/engineer.


Daniel Grimmett

A top-tier educator, Daniel Grimmett is the guy that major label record producers rely on when they need more financial stability in their career. He runs a private business network for music professionals called Dark Label.


Kevin “Black Pearl” McCloskey

Kevin “Black Pearl” McCloskey is a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum mix engineer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has worked with the brightest rising talent in Charlotte to some of the biggest names in the industry including DaBaby, Joji, Rich Brian, August08, 88rising, Dreamville, almondmilkhunni, RVSSIAN, Anuel AA, Juice Wrld, Electric Feel, HDBEENDOPE, and many more.

Program Coordinator

Jake Kodweis

Jake Kodweis (sounds like “cold rice”) is an American music producer, songwriter, musician, educator, and founder of Valhalla Studios. Signed to a record label before hitting his twenties, Jake has licensed over 1,500 original tracks, works with talented artists from all over the world as a producer/mix/mastering engineer, and has helped thousands of musicians kickstart their music careers.

Client Success Representative

Dane Holmes

For the past 10 years, Dane’s obsession for composition and sculpting sound has lead him to production, composition and engineering work for some of the worlds largest brands, budding artists and film/tv projects. As half of danger.less and Black Fox Mastering, Dane’s unique strengths in composition and crafting cutting edge sound design has secured him a strong foothold in the music industry.

Social Media Manager

Chris Georgiou

In addition to being a guru for all things “Social Media”, Chis is also a ten year industry pro and a songwriter/producer for artists, management, and labels.

Student Success Manager

Lucy Warr

Lucy is a singer, songwriter, and mentor for independent artists. She values growth and seeing creatives have the courage to step out of their comfort zones and pursue what they love.

Operations Manager

Dustin Speckman

Dustin has been playing music since grade school and studied music technology in college. This has inspired a lifelong love for music and audio. As Operations Manager, he strives to ensure musicians have an excellent and enjoyable experience at

Sales Manager

Mike Grutka

A musician, multi-instrumentalist and mix/mastering engineer at When Mike is not helping people achieve their engineering goals he will be found being awesome while hiking and riding in his Jeep with his dogs

Admissions Consultant

G.J. Marshall

Having played musical instruments since the age of 4, “Gord” found his passion for rock/fingerstyle guitar at the age of 13 and has made music fuel his and closest companion now for nearly for 5 decades. He is a devoted guitar teacher and producer for 40+ years which has kept him a student of his craft in many styles and genres.

Admissions Consultant

Ty Pearson

Ty believes that everyone is a rockstar pretending to be somebody else. A lifelong musician, live performer, and multi-instrumentalist, Ty joined after many years in the education/technology field. Music and Education are Ty’s greatest passions and he is thrilled to work with potential students to spark change, growth, and passion through music.

Admissions Consultant

Joshua Newman

As a songwriter, producer, and mix/mastering engineer, Josh is an artist with a passion for all aspects of music production. As a former Mastering Accelerator student, Josh joined the team in late 2022. Josh deeply enjoys helping others bring their own creative ideas to life.

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