Macademy is the web presence of Richard Guthrie, a professional musician with the Ulster Orchestra. Back in 2000 the orchestra was looking at setting up a website, and he na├»vely thought “How hard can that be?”. He ended up running the website for the orchestra for eight years, all the while learning the coding and design skills necessary in a constantly-changing online world.

While musical connections have meant that the majority of his clients have been in that industry, other clients over the years have included a TV production company, a firm of solicitors and an archeological project in Devon.

Now creating websites using WordPress, Richard nevertheless draws on his experience in hand-coding to create a custom solution for each client.

His computer literacy has led him into IT support, and his woodworking skills have seen him branch out into musical instrument repair and manufacture!