Hello everyone, welcome to our tenth newsletter. As usual lots to report…
MusicStation had a short residency at the SeeArt Fair in Tunbridge Wells last week. Julie and Sam played at the Private View on Wednesday night and the MusicStation band did a full set for the opening Charity Gala night.
We met lots of interesting people at SeaArt and saw artwork of the highest quality. Many thanks to Guy Portelli and Mark Paul Perry for inviting us.
One of our drum students is a budding actor who has recently starred in an advert for a 3D printer. We think he’s pretty good, well done Sam!
Ion Core Zinter 3D Printer TV Commercial – The ZinterBOT – www.zinter.com
Hop Farm Festival
We saw some of you down at the Hop Farm on Sunday. We thought that Grace Jones was fantastic (James took these photos).
Last week we had the first group of students over from Hadlow College for an enrichment class. They were quite a mixed group in terms of ability, but by the end we had them playing ‘Mustang Sally’ in a band. From September we will be holding these sessions weekly. Please let us know if your school or college is interested in extra curricular music sessions.
Thank you for the great response for our Summer workshops. We have a long list of interested students and we are about to write the first timetable of sessions. We are still taking bookings for our Summer workshops, so please let us know if you are interested.
Cage Green School
Thank you to everyone at Cage Green who helped to organise our taster day. The children were all very enthusiastic and well behaved. The staff pop choir has also been a lot of fun and is starting to sound great!
We did our presentation in an assembly last week to a very excited group of children. They really enjoyed hearing ‘Happy and ‘Get Lucky’ played by our professional musicians.
Hever Castle Iron Man Competition
We had a last minute booking for the MusicStation band to play at the Hever Castle Iron Competition last Sunday. We couldn’t resist letting some of the children have a play!
Many thanks to Jacob, Hannah and Jan who have completed their work experience with us. We hope they have gained some insight into teaching, gigging and running a music school. Special thanks to Jan who has helped us to design a Google form to help us get customer details.
We are now the official reps for all Trinity music exams in this area. Last week we had two days of drum and piano exams that went very smoothly. Trinity really like our new, modern facilities and the examinees enjoyed playing on our top equipment.
Please let us know if you would like to continue any lessons over the Summer.
Timetable changes for September
We will be working all Summer to get a provisional timetable together. We hope to mainly use the 3.30-6.00pm slots for our younger students’ groups. Let us know your requirements in advance and we we do our best to accommodate you. The new term will start on Monday 1st September. Please let us know if you will be away.
Big Easy Acoustic Quartet at the Cross Keys, Tunbridge Wells
Come and see us for free on Friday 18th July.
Cross Keys Jam Session
Gabriel Swallow who is currently studying for his Trinity Rock and Pop Drums Grade 6, played at the new Jam Session at the Cross Keys in Tunbridge Wells. The jam is organised by Nawfel Hermi from Judd School, MusicStation’s James Sedge and Paul Malsom. It will be held once a month and all interested musicians are welcome to come and have a play. Speak to James for more details.
Thanks for reading and we hope to see many of you this Summer.
James and Julie