Meet the teachers and experts of JAM

It's so important that whether your child it 5 years old, 16 years old, or you're an adult student yourself, that you feel comfortable and in good hands when learning a new instrument, or jammin' out in a band. 

Not only do we have experts in their field, but also past students who have learnt from the best to not only display expert tuition, but have learnt 'the JAM way' in showing your child what they can be, someone to look up to and show them what's possible with a Peer 2 Peer style of learning. 

  • Guitar Lessons Tunbridge Wells

    Joe Kaye - Founder & Teacher

    Growing up in a house with a family of musicians and a recording studio, Joe started writing songs and playing a variety of instruments at a young age. Having developed through his teens he signed his first publishing deal with Sharp Music at 20 with his band Belief. 2 years later Joe went to Teesside University to achieve a degree in Music Technology.

    Joe has turned his hand to many musical endeavours over the years. Including a radio show for Heart FM, he’s directed pantomimes and variety shows ranging from 25 to 80 performers. He has hosted shows at venues, theatres, town halls, festivals and various other events.

    Joe also runs an 8 piece Amy Winehouse tribute band, plays guitar for Hot House Rokaoke band and runs a recording studio making EPs for up and coming bands.

    Now It’s time for Joe’s Academy of Music…. Lets JAM!  

  • Lisa Harrison - Vocal Teacher

    Lisa began with a bontempi keyboard, her voice and lyrics when she was a kid.  Wherever and whenever she could,  Lisa would create melodies and be free to be creative. Lisa studied at the Canadian Academy of Vocal Music in Toronto for 3 years. During that period, she also was fortunate to have a record deal, and as a young artist, she wrote and co-wrote songs, with plenty of time in the studio, plus performing live sets. Back in the UK,  she put herself to work wherever there was an opportunity to sing - either live as a front person, backing vocals, song writing and studio work.  She then joined a band. "There is nothing quite like the bond between band members, all creating a sound together".  More recently Lisa coasted along by performing covers at venues overseas in Azerbaijan and Dubai and that was fantastic.  

    "I absolutely love the journey of helping to develop and improve a student’s breath control, their range, confidence, dynamics and performance, with evidence demonstrated when they perform their song or set - they discover they can now sustain the notes, use their diaphragm and really know what their voice can do".

  • Billy - Guitar, Keys & Brass Teacher

    With over a decade of performing and gigging experience on guitar, keyboard and various brass instruments, Billy is always surrounded by music. He has earned degrees in Music from Durham University (BA) and the University of Bristol (MA), and alongside teaching he is a burgeoning composer for TV, film and video games. He has performed across the UK in pop, rock and jazz bands, as well as orchestras and other classical ensembles. Billy always seeks to create connections with music, and loves sharing in the joy of musical performance.

  • Crash - Drum, Guitar & Vocal Teacher

    Crash has over 10 years experience within the music industry. Having extensively toured the UK & EU with his old rock band ‘Rory Indiana’ their critically acclaimed records and live set saw them land 4K reviews with Kerrang and play festival such as Reading & Leeds & The Isle Of White festival. His songs have been championed by Radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter and BBC Radio 6s Tom Robinson. Since then he’s found his pop sensibility in more recent projects ‘CRASHPANIC’ & ‘Pleasure Trap’. A multi instrumentalist with a nurturing approach to tuition and over a decades worth of teaching experience. He’ll have you playing in no time!

  • Scott - Guitar, Keys, Drums and Vocals Teacher

    With over a decade of experience performing on stages nationwide, Scott brings a wealth of musical knowledge and passion to his role as a music instructor at JAM. Picking up his first guitar at the age of 8, ignited his love affair with music. Since then, he has honed his craft playing a multitude of instruments such as guitar, bass, drums, piano and vocals through years of preforming live, from intimate solo performances to electrifying gigs with bands. His commitment to music education led him to study songwriting at BIMM, where he further refined his skills to share with eager learners. Scott is thrilled to inspire the next generation of musicians and foster their love for music at JAM.

  • Marco - Bass Teacher

    Picked up my first bass guitar at 14 years of all I wanted is to join my best friend's band and fall in love with the low notes. 
    It was the great era of punk rock and Nu-Metal bass guitarist like Flea RHCP and Tim Commerford RATM became my major influences as a kid.
    A few years ago I moved to the UK from Italy and met Joe.
    I became a JAM student to improve my skills and technique and now I get to share my passion and knowledge with you as a teacher.

  • Mitchell- COVER Guitar Teacher

    Growing up with a Grandfather and Mother both obsessed with music, Mitchell picked up his first guitar (a 3/4 size acoustic from Argos for £17.99) at the age of 11, quickly becoming obsessed with the instrument and playing with a plethora of bands from the age of 13 and then as a Singer/Songwriter from the age of 16. He then went on to gain an HND in Music Performance at Canterbury Christ Church University, followed by a degree in Music Technology at Kent University. Throughout the years since picking up that first guitar Mitchell performed as a regularly gigging Singer/Songwriter for 8 years, has written for several online music magazines, held a two hour weekly show on Dance Web Radio for close to a decade, interviewed countless bands and artists of all sizes, DJ'd everything from Techno raves to Indie Discos and had lots of other musical adventures.With a life dedicated to music, Mitchell loves passing on his passion to everyone who wants to learn, discuss, discover and create, because to him, there can never be too much music in the world.