Mu­sic school re­ally knows the score

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

If mu­sic be the food of love, rock on.

The ac­claimed Vil­lage School of Mu­sic in the heart of East Kil­bride is cel­e­brat­ing the start of its new term and cer­tain in­stru­ments and dis­ci­plines are prov­ing ex­tremely pop­u­lar.

Stu­dents are flock­ing to sign up for lessons in vi­o­lin, pi­ano and drums – and ukulele ses­sions are also a big hit.

In ad­di­tion, East Kil­bride’s largest and long­est-run­ning mu­sic school of­fers lessons in key­boards, bass guitar, banjo and vo­cals.

It is ex­cit­ing times for the mu­sic school’s rock club. Com­pris­ing mixed in­stru­ments – in­clud­ing drums, guitar, bass, key­boards and vo­cals – the club hopes by the end of this year to com­pile a CD, with pro­ceeds go­ing to the Beat­son In­sti­tute for Can­cer Re­search.

Rock club mem­bers learn how to ar­range, play, per­form and record some of the great­est rock and pop clas­sics of our time.

The rep­utable Vil­lage School of Mu­sic has been run­ning for some 10 years and of­fers tu­ition to mu­si­cians of all ages.

Di­rec­tor Jamie Finn, who has been play­ing drums since the age of seven, said: “As well as en­thu­si­as­tic young­sters, we get peo­ple later in life who want to do some­thing cre­ative.

“They are fed-up sit­ting in front of a TV or com­puter screen, and in­stead want to learn how to play pi­ano, for ex­am­ple.

“They may have found them­selves in a bit of a rut and when you see their eyes light up it is amaz­ing - a great re­lease.”

Jamie, whose drum­ming skills have taken him around the globe, added: “No mat­ter your age, you do not need to have your name in lights to be a suc­cess­ful mu­si­cian. All you have to do is en­joy it.

“It is im­por­tant, though, to gain the proper grad­ings and qual­i­fi­ca­tions through the­ory, be­cause they are your pass­port to the world.”

The Vil­lage School of Mu­sic is fiercely proud of ev­ery tu­tor it em­ploys. Each is hand-picked, not only for their grad­ings, qual­i­fi­ca­tions, ex­pe­ri­ence and ac­com­plish­ments but also for their per­son­al­ity, en­thu­si­asm and abil­ity to in­spire.

For more in­for­ma­tion about classes, tele­phone 01355 248811, email info@ vil­lageschoolof­mu­ or visit www.vil­lageschoolof­mu­

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