Dr Kathy Dyson - former Head of Jazz Studies and Professor of Jazz Guitar at Leeds Conservatoire of Music, programme leader at Northern School of Jazz.
John Parricelli - Professor of Jazz Guitar at The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music (ECM recording artist, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Loose Tubes, Lee Konitz, Mark Lockheart, Paul Motian, Andy Sheppard)
Dominic Ashworth - Professor of Jazz Guitar at Trinity Laban conservatoire of music (Julian Stringle, Digby Fairweather and Paul Jones)
John Etheridge - (Soft Machine, Zapatistas, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzie Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe, Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny, Birelli Lagrene, Barney Kessel, Vic Juris, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Elton Dean)
"I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge" Sting (The Guardian 1981)
Mike Outram - Professor of Jazz Guitar at The Royal Academy of Music, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music. (Steven Wilson, Carleen Anderson, Tim Garland, Theo Travis, Steve Lawson, Gareth Lockrane, Robert Fripp, Martin Speake, Hadrien Feraud, Julian Siegel, Nikki Iles, & Laura Rossi)