The Dads Rock Academy Team

There are three directors of Dads Rock Academy:

Chris Young

Chris has been singing everything from Opera to Rock Karaoke for as long as he can remember and has always been an active member of one amateur singing company or another, currently he sings with the award winning ‘Edinburgh Police Choir’ (a mixed Police and Community choir here in the Scottish Capital).
Music is a central part of Chris’s life, favourite bands and artists over the years being Pink Floyd, Marillion and Queen through to current artists Coldplay, Hozier and Massive Attack, but will happily listen to and sing a very much wider range of music from Handels Messiah through Frank Sinatra to Broadway numbers such as ‘Who I’d Be’ from ‘Shrek the Musical’ (fab song by the way!).
Chris also brings his 17 years of business experience to the table as one of Dads Rock Academy’s Directors, and looks forward to helping the venture enable a new generation of young musicians find their passion in music, knowing how much it has and will continue to enormously enrich his life.

Ryan Cairney

An experienced young drummer currently studying his degree in music performance at Edinburgh college. Specialised styles include Funk, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Blues, and of course: rock! Having performed multiple times around the country with various projects and bands, Ryan is extremely motivated and passionate about music, especially the drums!  Since his involvement with the creation of Dads Rock Academy, Ryan aims to provide a fun and educational environment for the students.

Thomas Lynch

A life-long music fan, favourite bands include: Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Royal Blood and The Killers. Thomas is married with two son's, who hopefully will attend Dads Rock Academy in a few years. Thomas learnt the violin at primary school, tried to learn the piano, and now is learning guitar. Music has always been around in his life, and many of his early memories include the music of the time.