Meet the Team

Tel: 07890 672395  Email: jammusictuition@gmail.com

Dan Clark - Boss Man,

Guitar and Drum Tutor

Dan has been playing for 26 years and teaching for over 12, and is proud to have taught the youngest ever Grade 8 rock guitarist in the world (aged 10!).  As an artist he has released singles and albums, been featured on Radio 1, Channel 4, played loads of festivals and venues including the London 2012 Olympics; and was a semi finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest.

Dan set up Jam Music Tuition as a way to introduce as many children to the wonders of playing an instrument as possible.  Avoiding stale and boring lessons, the ethos is on fun, enthusiastic and inspiring lessons, aiming for the instrument and music to be a vital and enhancing part of each child's life, rather than just an academic achievement.

Leigh Hitch - Guitar Tutor

Leigh has been playing guitar for 17 years and has played in multiple different bands in large venues all over the country.  He can also play the bass guitar.  He recently worked abroad and is currently performing as a solo guitar/vocalist doing bars, clubs and weddings.  Leigh has over 5 years teaching experience with all ages and abilities

Steve Marshall - Drum Tutor

Steve started playing after he saw Cozy Powell play Dance with the Devil on TOTP in '74/'75, ironically he spent the next 30 years playing in 'church' and that also took him to play in all sorts of places (church halls but also much much bigger too- live recording in St David's Hall in Cardiff, Derby Assembly Rooms, The Royal Albert Hall and the NEC too!) from there he's also played abroad- Europe, The USA, Australia and China, Thailand and Singapore as well. Alongside that he's also been in bands on the side doing covers and original material.

Andy Terry - Keyboard, Guitar, (Trumpet) and Drum Tutor

Andy studied Trumpet and Piano at Kings College London until 2000. After that he taught Keyboard, Trumpet and Music Theory privately in and around London. Since 2004, he has worked as a secondary school music teacher in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire and in Gran Canaria. From 2005 onwards he has been a student of Guitar and Drums and has taught those instruments privately for the past five years.

Andy also has experience teaching primary students 1-2-1 and in groups/classes.

At the moment Andy plays Trumpet in the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and Cornet in the Lincoln Fire & Rescue Band as well as accompanying students on the piano for their ABRSM/Trinity instrumental examinations.

Andy can be reached through his website: www.andyterrymusicteacher.co.uk

Jo Clark - Boss Lady, Admin Manager

Jo is keyboardist and vocalist in the band The Moth Lantern. Alongside Dan and Jason, she has played venues and festivals up and down the country, released albums and singles, and been featured on radio and TV.

Jo has travelled the world, living in various countries including Bermuda, New Zealand and Australia, and has enjoyed a vast and varied life, all enhanced by the wonders of music!

As a well as being a busy mum of two, Jo runs Jam Music with Dan, focussing on the business side of things, helping bring Jam Music to more and more students.

John Joe Gaskin - Drum Tutor

John Joe has been playing drums since the age of 15 and has been teaching and playing drums professionally full time since 2010. He has A levels in Music Industry Studies and a Higher Diploma and Degree in Music from The Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford. He currently teaches in primary and secondary schools as well as privately from his own studio and has students of all levels from complete beginners to professionals and from the age of 6 to 75! As a performer he plays drums in many different bands and orchestras in many different styles and has played concerts and gigs all over the country and abroad from pubs and clubs to theatres and festivals.

Jason Rungapadiachy - Drum, Singing and Guitar Tutor

Jason has been a musician for over 30 years, and plays the guitar, bass, double bass, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, piano, drums and percussion as well being a singer. He has performed in many bands and orchestras, including his work with Dan and Jo, as well as being a solo artist, and has been played on Radio 1, Absolute Radio and a variety of local stations across the country and worldwide. He has 23 years of performing experience and has toured across the UK and Europe.

He has taught music in schools and privately for 21 years, and strongly believes in making learning fun and exciting and has an exuberant and passionate teaching style.

Tom Smith - Guitar Tutor

From a young age Tom has always had a love of music. Learning both clarinet and saxophone before teaching himself guitar he had the opportunity to play a wide range of music in lots of different groups.

At secondary school Tom took part in the school Wind Band and Swing Band. Following this he was offered a place at Nottingham to study Music Technology and Performance. During this time Tom got the chance to learn about live performaces as well as working behind the scenes, including recording and producing his own music.

Tom's had the pleasure of playing in a variety of bands including Ska, Punk and Rock bands, but admittedly his favourite performances have to be Jam Nights on his acoustic - you never know what you'll end up playing!

Tom now spend most of his time, when not teaching, writing and recording his own music and looking for new bands to listen to.