Meet The Crew

Meet the Crew

Keith Bell

Drums | Music Exec.

Keith teaches Drumkit and Percussion and has a particular passion for ASN tuition, working in Orchard Brae School to deliver music and drumming across the whole student body: nursery to age 18. He has a background in visual arts as well as music and is a graduate of Gray’s School of Art.

Keith Mitchell


Keith Mitchell set up The Rhythm Box music studio with Keith Bell after finishing a music degree. He has a passion for rock music and loves to teach with a focus on performance, helping students to gain confidence in their playing.

His knowledge of Effect Pedals, capturing the right sound and music history work perfecly with his musical knowledge to make dynamic and informative lessons that will build your confidence as a musician.

Ewan Mackay

Cello | Composition | PR Agent

Ewans first love is composition, if you want to listen to some of his work you can find it here:

Ewan Teaches Cello as well as Music Theory and Composition, You’ll also find him manning the newsroom with all the updates and events for The Rhythm Box.

Ian Garioch

Crew member – Drums

Ian has played drums in live performance venues and recording studios for more than 35 years. As a tutor, his focus is on tailoring the support he provides to assist students achieve their drumming goals through self directed study.He shares his enthusiasm to make their learning journey as enjoyable as it was for him, and shares his wisdom to build students’ confidence and skills to help them succeed at whatever they want to do.

Jenny Forbes

Crew Member – Violin | Piano

Craig Chalmers

Crew Member – Drums

Matthew Gault

Crew Member – Piano & Clarinet

Lachlan Gibb

Crew Member – Drums & Pipe Drumming

Matthew Kilner

Crew Member – Saxophone

Matthew Kilner is a tenor saxophonist, composer and teacher currently studying an MMus in Jazz Performance at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He attended the University of Aberdeen between 2015-2019, where he attained a First-Class Honours in his BMus Community Music degree. During his final year of his undergraduate degree, Matthew won the prestigious Ogston Performance Competition. Matthew enjoys writing original music, which he often performs with his band ‘Hamlet’. Matthew is experienced in teaching saxophone, music theory and jazz improvisation to people of all ages and abilities, in both one-to-one lessons and workshop settings.

Dave Smith

Crew Member – Guitar

Hey I’m Dave! I have been playing guitar since I was 10 years old. I began with the classical guitar and continued with that until my first year of college where I finally switched to the electric guitar! Outside of the Rhythm Box I am an active member in the music theatre scene, playing in musicals and pantomimes across Scotland, and part of a four piece Indie band where I try my hand at playing the bass! My specialties lie in learning to play for theatre, and punk however I am proficient in many genres and music theory too!

Rebecca Crooks

Crew Member – Vocals

Hi! My name’s Becca and I am a vocal teacher. I’ve always loved music and it has always been a passion of mine since a very young age. I am primarily a classical singer but, I love to branch out into new genres and styles! I love a bit of rock and pop! I’m a musical theatre lover as well, so if that’s what you like, I love bashing out a musical numbernow and then! I’m looking forward to branching out my teaching styles and methods and hopefully learning on the way!