Meet the Team

Meet the professional teachers and support staff who work at JJ’s guaranteeing a fun and structured journey every step of the way.

Joanna Walling

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Robert Walling

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Lucy Bailey

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Tom Rimmington

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James Dishart

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Don White

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Ryan Carter

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Q. How long have you taught/ Worked at JJ’s, what where you doing before? A. I have learnt at JJ’s for 6 years, worked here for 2, and before that I worked in a Chinese Takeaway

Q. If you could only listen to one piece of music for the rest of your life, what would it be? A. The Battle of Cartagena by Alestorm

Q. What is the first full song you learnt and on what instrument? A. Day Tripper on Guitar

Q. If you could play any instrument in the world what would it be? A. I would love to be able to sing!

Q. Would you rather never be able to play an instrument again but still hear music, or never hear music again but still play it? A. Hear but not play, because what’s the point in playing if you can’t listen to yourself, but if I can listen I can still appreciate it

Q. What have you found the hardest skill to master as a musician? A. Sight reading straight onto my guitar, I’m still far from perfect!

Q. Tell us a funny performing/ teaching experience? A. Whilst performing, I had to spontaneously change guitar mid song as I had managed to break the wiring inside after ‘artfully’ hitting it!

Q. If you could play with any band or musician from past or present, who would it be? A. Iron Maiden, without a shadow of a doubt

Q. Tell us a random fact about yourself that no one would know. A. Despite being a metal-head guitar player, I have never played guitar in a metal band!

Thanks James.

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