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Toni Diaz

Senior Lecturer

Department of Art and Music

Toni Diaz


Toni is course leader for BA (Hons) Popular Music Production, and also teaches on the BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance course, as well as the combined BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production.

Previously a session guitarist and music technology programmer with clients including Universal Music and the BBC, Toni joined the University in 2007, having previously taught music technology A level and BTEC Popular music. He has also served as associate examiner for Edexcel Music Technology, and gives guest talks on music technology in further education.

He is a member of the programming and voicing team for Korg Inc. Japan, contributing to Korg products such as the Kronos and OASYS workstations, and M3 and Pa3X Keyboards.

He is currently studying for a master’s degree in sound design.


As a keyboard and guitar player, Toni has played in bands in Europe and Asia, and occasionally Cleethorpes.

Further information

Toni's industry experience includes: Voicing programmer, sound designer for Korg Inc. Japan, session guitarist for Universal Music, BBC, freelance musical director and a live sound engineer.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Popular Music Production

Produce the perfect sounds in cutting-edge studios and collaborate with the community of creatives out of Southampton’s vibrant music scene.

BA (Hons) Popular Music Performance and Production

Play and produce your tracks. Combining performance techniques and studio recording skills, using digital and analogue studios, this degree is ideal to help launch your career in the music industry.