The Music Junction | Staff
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Nathan King

Nathan trained as a teacher at UWIC Cardiff.  He has worked as a classroom teacher as well as a music specialist in a local primary school.  He also became the AST for music in Gloucestershire.  He teaches guitar, ukulele, brass, mandolin, bass and keyboard.

Nathan enjoys many genres of music but has a particular fondness for jazz and contemporary folk. He is also involved in the Music shop Cotswold Strings in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham

Nathan teaches: Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Trumpet and Ukulele

Debbie Sallis

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.

Debbie teaches: drums, orchestral percussion, world percussion, guitar, ukulele, violin, viola and early years music.

Mike Sallis

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: or

Mike Teaches: Guitar, Brass, Ukulele, Bass, Jazz improvisation

Judith Weeks

I am a fully qualified experienced teacher, currently teaching violin and viola in 5 primary schools. I thoroughly enjoy my work, and run ensemble groups in 2 schools. I also organise a string group, which includes several young people, who take part in services at our church. I accompany children on the piano for exams, concerts and other performances. I enjoy playing in the Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra, which performs in concerts in various local venues including Piville Pump Room and Pershore Abbey.

In my teaching I aim to give children a sense of achievement and fun while playing their instrument, providing them with the necessary tools to make music accessible to them throughout their lives.

Judith Teaches: Violin, Viola, Recorder

Simon Cripps

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.