Art­work and mu­sic in per­fect har­mony

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION - Pic­tures by Gary Browne

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 ack­mu­sic­ or call 01233 647474.


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