We are really glad to be part of the project. I have been involved in the music and band hire business for many years now. My company The Morris Agency Ltd started with just one act and grew extensively over the first few years. We have been involved in tiny wedding bookings for soloists and large full scale international famous band hire using large orchestras.
As a former pupil of the school, I was asked to tour the school once again to see how much it had changed. After that I was hooked. I was invited to be involved in the new music academy and it seemed ideal for us.
The aim is to run it as realistic to the music business as we can. Making sure that there is a lot of practical, hands on experience in the new studio they have purpose built. Just as importantly though we aim to help with the understanding of the music ‘business’ side of things too, what roles people play on and off stage and to understand what there is much more than just performing in the industry.
We have lots of on site visits and guest speakers planned and the intention is to create a support network from when they leave so that any help and advise that is needed can still be accessed.
I am present every friday all day in the studio for any help and advice students need.
To be part of this click here for the open day information for 2012