POSTED ON – 03.06.15

SSR  - 5 Avid Expert Certified Pro Tools Instructors At SSR
5 Avid Expert Certified Pro Tools Instructors At SSR
As the first educational establishment in Europe to achieve Avid (then DigiDesign) Pro School status, and now recognised as a leading Avid Learning Partner, SSR has consistently pushed the envelope in delivering official Pro Tools training courses and exams.

We are pleased to announce that earlier this year, 5 SSR tutors completed Avid's certification and became Avid Expert Certified Instructors, the highest trainer status available.

Our Avid Expert instructor team now consists of:

Expert Music Avid Certified Instructors:
  • Martin Desai
  • Jonathan Espinosa
  • Adam Lidbetter
Expert Post Production Avid Certified Instructors:
  • Paul Maunder
  • Mark Apicella
We would like to congratulate the tutors listed above for their achievements - the hard work and commitment to passing the complex exams required to reach the Expert Instructor level is not to be underestimated!

Jontahan Espinosa - SSR London Head of Audio:
"Becoming an Avid Certified Expert instructor is the ultimate goal for many Pro Tools professionals. I have been using Pro Tools since 1995 when version 4 was around and I began my instructor training from version 6.

Getting to this Expert level demands a deep understanding of the software, dedication and a lot of experience in the industry using Pro Tools as a professional engineer and producer. This experience and knowledge is something which I bring to my lectures, showing real life workflows when using the software which students both enjoy and are inspired by.

I am very proud to be part of the SSR team, and having 4 other Expert Certified Instructors working for the company, each with completely different professional backgrounds, really enhances the student experience and supports SSR as the place to be for Pro Tools tuition!"


SSR now employs a total of 9 Certified Pro Tools Instructors, including our 5 experts. In addition, SSR London is now the only Avid Learning Partner actively delivering the full range of the Avid curriculum in the South of England.

We deliver the full range of official Avid Pro Tools courses at our campuses in Manchester and London, from 101 level right up to 310 level, with up to 200 level courses also available at SSR Jakarta. To view and book a place on our Pro Tools courses please click here: SSR Pro Tools Courses.

At SSR Manchester we also deliver the Live Sound focused Pro Tools 110v and 210v courses.

For further information, please see the links above or contact your nearest SSR campus.
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