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Meet the Team  |  John Merriman

John is Crown Lane Studio’s Director.

John graduated in 2001 from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in Music (Audio Engineering and Percussion focus) and a PGCE teaching qualification in music. Alongside always working in music production, he has hosted creative music related training courses in many different countries from Bulgaria to Zimbabwe as well as managing UK music tours.

John MerrimanIn July 2007 he ceased working as a music teacher at Cheam High School where he was both Head of Music Technology and a governor, to pursue his major passion in recording and producing music. He and his wife, Ruth (co-director) put everything into making Crown Lane the home for musicians that it has become.

In March 2019, after a short journey with cancer, Ruth Merriman died, leaving John, and the two young boys to run the family business alone. She is enormously missed and her shaping of the studio resonates through so much of what we stand for today.