JDM Academy was opened by Jenni Dandy-Morris in September 2013. A qualified and experienced teacher (both Primary & Secondary), Jenni oversees all teaching at JDM; delivering piano, woodwind, singing,drama, ballet, street dance and toddler classes. With an honours degree in Music from The University of Birmingham, a PGCE-Masters (with an 'Outstanding' grade), Jenni is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the performing arts with the students at JDM Academy.
Staffed by a highly trained and qualified team of paid and volunteer Youth Workers and a team of professional musicians and performing arts workers our emphasis is on the power of music to help anddevelop young people and gain confidence. We have music rooms, a recording studio, a rehearsal studio and a 250 capacity performing arts live music venue. Livewire provides young people with free and open access to music lessons, guitar, bass, vocal, drums etc.
Alex Cockle has been involved in music since the age of four when his father Manny taught him the harmonica. He grew up listening to the greats of jazz and soul music. During that time Alex studiedclassical piano for twelve years with Paul Commeau in Truro and completed his grade eight piano exam. He was a member of the Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra and many well known local bands.
I am a fully qualified teacher and violinist having worked for the County Music Service for over 8 years delivering individual, group and whole class lessons and also working with local stringensembles and the Cornwall Youth Orchestra. Born in Merthyr Tydfil South Wales, I started the piano at the age of 4 and the Violin at 10.
The pleasure of making music and the satisfaction of mastering a musical instrument make for a truly life- enhancing experience. As an experienced, qualified teacher I can help you along the way withlessons tailored to your individual requirements. If you're considering taking piano lessons, it's obviously in your mind that you would like to play the piano well - and that's a great thing to do.
Daniel Cole has been a guitarist and musician in Cornwall for more than 20 years. For many years Dan has been playing in bands in Cornwall like The Hitchcock Rules and Kola and graduated with a BAhons degree in Music from Falmouth University. In 2012 Dan studied Flamenco guitar under Jorge "El Pisao" and Ruben Campos at the Carmen de las Cuevas School of Flamenco in Granada, Spain.