Artwork and music in perfect harmony
SOUNDS INTERESTING: Instrumental tuition to suit all ages and abilities
ART and music worked in harmony as the finishing touches were put to a new music school opening in Henwood.
Students at the nearby Ashford School of Art and Design were decorating the Right Start Music School, which opens officially in April.
The school was founded by Chris Bailey, a guitar teacher who also works for Kent County Council’s alternative curriculum program, teaching children who have been expelled from school.
Ashford-born Chris, 34, is the guitarist in a band called Monkey See, Monkey Do. He went to Willesborough Juniors and the North School and now lives in Godinton Park, with his wife Sue and their two young children.
Sue said: “The school officially opens on April 16, and we want to get as many people involved as we can. If anyone wants to take lessons in a particular instrument, we will try to match them up with a teacher.
“There’s no limit on who can take lessons. The youngest we’ve had sign up so far is eight, and yesterday we met a grandmother and she’s interested in learning the clarinet.”
Sue added that she and Chris want to continue their collaboration with the art school. She said: “The students have put up all their artwork, and when they need it for their exhibitions they can just swap it for new work.”
The school, at Unit 7, Henwood industrial estate, is holding an open day on Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Chris and Sue are inviting anyone interested in taking music lessons to attend.
For more information about the school, visit www.righttr ackmusicschool.co.uk or call 01233 647474.
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