Vanaheim Music was established in 2012 by the Adams family and a lot of help from friends. Our aim was to provide the musicians of Clacton as well as ourselves somewhere that we could jam and record music. We wanted to provide an aesthetically pleasing and conducive environment to create amazing music. We encourage all musicians whatever their musical tastes may be and hope to support them in their musical endeavours. We have two sound treated  air-conditioned rooms that are suitable for recording, rehearsals and whenever you need to just chill out in a quiet room. As well as our recording facilities we have two on site teachers for Drum & Guitar lessons. If you fancy learning any other instrument just let us know, we have a large network of musicians who are ready to teach.


Meet the Team


Tom Adams


When you come to the studio you are almost guaranteed to see Tom (He practically lives here) Tom has been playing the drums for 11 years and has been teaching for 6 years. He has been in numerous bands some of which you may have heard of, two of which being The Mundens or The Jared Richter Band (Which had notable air time on BBC Essex Introducing). More recently Tom has been working on his solo work busy writing a new EP and working with local musicians. Check out his personal soundcloud here.

Craig Garrod – BA(Hons)

Craig Garrod VML


Craig is our resident Guitar teacher. Craig has been playing the guitar for 14 years and has been teaching for the past 5 years. Craig graduated Colchester Institute in 2014 with a BA(Hons) in Popular Music. At this time Craig is busy writing music and performing in his function band Frisco Monk; a party band who specialises in Disco, Funk and Soul Music. He also stands in for local bands Pop Gun and Jupiter Ray

Michelle Adams – BA(Hons)

Michelle Adams


Michelle is our Administrator and resident Vocal Coach. Michelle has been singing for 15+ years and has been teaching for the past 5 years. Michelle graduated Colchester Institute in 2015 with a BA(Hons) in Popular Music and has studied Music at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Michelle is currently in the process of setting up a design company based in the Vanaheim Music Workshop.



Martin Adams

Martin is the Director of Vanaheim Music Ltd. The studio would not be here without his backing. All of the buildings alterations have been undertaken by Martin. He is currently working with Michelle to set up a design company.