Having studied at U.W.I.C. (Cardiff) Nathan has a deep understanding of all current educational practices. Apart from The Music Junction Nathan has a passion for Jazz performance and enjoys using mandolin and bass in a range of musical situations. Nathan holds a grade 8 in acoustic guitar and jazz trumpet and a B.A (hons) with QTS. He is also involved in the Music shop. www.jazzshed.co.uk
Nathan teaches: Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Trumpet and Ukulele
Debbie is presently head of pre-prep music at Berkhampstead School, Cheltenham. She has taught percussion for Gloucestershire music for the past 14 years. Currently Debbie is involved in a number of community Samba Projects. Debbie enjoys all styles of music especially Latin Jazz and contemporary folk.
Debbie is also involved in the music shop Jazz Shed. www.jazzshed.co.uk
Debbie teaches: drums, orchestral percussion, world percussion, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola and early years music.
Mike has had interesting career as a music educator both as an instrumental and classroom teacher. He has worked for Berkshire Young Musicians Trust, a number of leading grammar and private schools as well as Gloucestershire Music. Being involved in music retail, Mike decided to retrain as a string instrument repairer; he has studied violin repairing with Alan Ward and woodworking skills and design with Simon Thorne. He now splits his time between teaching and repairing. He can be found at: www.mikesallis-stringrepairs.com or www.jazzshed.co.uk
Mike Teaches: Guitar, Brass, Ukulele, Bass, Jazz improvisation
I am a fully qualified teacher of many years’ experience. I teach violin, viola and recorder in both state and independent sectors. I also accompany children on the piano for various performances. I play in Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra and in smaller groups at my church. When time allows I enjoy playing quartets and chamber music.
In my teaching I aim to give children the necessary tools to make music accessible to them throughout their lives, while at the same time maintaining the enjoyment and fun of playing an instrument.
Judith Teaches: Violin, Viola, Recorder
I graduated from Gloucestershire University with a 1st Class BA(hons) in Popular Music. I play regularly in successful touring band Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun up and down the country, including a performance at the Olympic opening ceremony in 2012. I have played snare drum as part of St. Andrews Marching Pipe Band for over 11 years, and I have played drums and percussion in a large number of musicals and plays, orchestras and further bands.
Additionally, I have been through the complete Rockschool grading syllabus myself, and studied Music and Music Technology at GCSE and A Level. I grew up in a very musical family, and have worked for record labels and in music stores.
I am endorsed as an artist by Meinl Cymbals and ProMark drumsticks.
Simon teaches drums.