Team

  • Head of Education
    Mike Sturgis
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    Originally from the United States, Mike Sturgis has been a professional musician for over 30 years and has appeared live and on record with a number of international artists which include A-ha, Steve Winwood, Paul Carrack, Jack Bruce, David Bowie, Elton John, Tom Jones, Bob James, Randy Brecker, Wishbone Ash, Asia, Bono, Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Bruce Dickinson (Iron...
  • Michelle Jay Head of Finance
    Head Of Finance
    Michelle Jay
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    It takes a while before struggling musicians can become spendthrift Grammy-winners. Until then, there’s Michelle Jay, who oversees the college’s finances and advises students through their financial queries.
  • Helen Angove Head Of Learner Experience
    Head of Development & Partnerships
    Helen Angove
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    A performing arts educator with more than twenty years experience, Helen specialises in higher education and vocational training and her passion for music brought her to DIME.
  • Jess Hamlin Learner Experience Administrator
    Head of Student Services
    Jess Hamlin
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    Jess holds the dual roles of DIME Group General Manager & DIME Group Head of Student Services, as well as being the mastermind behind the student experience for our students. Jess ensures that all DIME students are awarded excellent one-to-one pastoral support on assessment, exams, and progression.
  • Learning Technologist/Admissions Manager
    Tristan Seume
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    With a wealth of experience in music education and a keen eye for detail, Tristan is responsible for managing DIME ONLINE’s Virtual Learning Environment - Canvas, ensuring all course materials are engaging, up-to-date and fit-for-purpose. An experienced and enthusiastic educator, his CV includes countless contributions to some of the UK’s best-selling guitar magazines; Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Acoustic, and...