Ross Brydon graduated from Queen Margaret University with a BA (Hons) in Film and Media, and went on to create production company Echo Park Studios, providing sound and film services on a variety of platforms ranging from app and game development to motion picture and music creation.

The ground-breaking product is ShadowHills Tuition Series, the first truly complete, self-contained, app service that teaches users how to play the songs of their favourite mainstream artists across a range of instruments. The innovative multi-camera operating system coupled with built in transcription software gives students complete control over tutorials allowing them to manipulate and tailor each learning experience to suit their own individual needs either by watching/ following the actions of our degree-educated tutors, reading transcribed sheet music or simply creating their own compositions, we provide the tools future talents can pick up, nurture and fully express their musical creativity.

"After working regular everyday jobs (sometimes two at a time) and while studying through college and university, I came to realise that I was only ever happy and engaged when working creatively. Positions that allow creative expression however, are rare to find and even harder to qualify I made my own"


Ross, a film and media graduate, had the idea for ShadowHills for some time but it was only after he put together a working prototype for an assessment did he see that it might have potential. He pitched the idea in his final year and his lecturers also realised its potential and encouraged Ross to develop it further. They put him in contact with Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) and then, with help from the BIZ and Business Gateway, he founded Echo Park Studios.  As well as providing support, joining the BIZ has been invaluable since membership allows him access to studio space which allows him to record content for the app.  Thanks to Santander Universities Enterprise Funding, the app will soon be available to buy.

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