Children in grades three to six showcased their musical talents in a concert featuring ensembles and soloists.
The studio was completely emptied over the summer holidays to allow for new soundproofing, new lighting, carpets, specially designed storage, keyboard desks and a staging area, making the room a more dynamic and dynamic space. dedicated to music.
James Underwood, Managing Director of West Sussex Music, cut the ribbon to officially open the music studio and the concert was given to a small audience.
Mr Underwood said he enjoyed the varied performances and pointed out that this was the first school performance he had been able to attend since March 2020.
Subsequently, he wrote to the school saying, “Please pass on my congratulations to all the performers. Besides the quality of the game, it was great to see how much everyone enjoyed playing and how much they supported each other. They did it themselves, and you proud. What lucky children to be in such a music school.
The concert included original compositions and works by Beethoven, Stormzy and Adele, with children playing on cello, violin, guitar, keyboard, drums, piano and djembe.
Some of the kids have lessons with music teacher Christopher Britt and many attend his lunchtime music club, which gives five and six-year-olds free access to music coaching.
It was their first opportunity to perform since before Covid-19 and staff said it was wonderful to see what had been achieved in a relatively short period of time, with the children fully engaged and inspired.
Grants from the Blue Spark Foundation and the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation have enabled the school to purchase instruments and around 100 students, or nearly a quarter of the school, receive music lessons in private.
Ms Fran King, Head of Music, said: “As a school, we aspire that every child has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and are constantly looking for different opportunities to make it a reality.
“Thanks to West Sussex Music, we were fortunate to have access to a classy set of djembes, and these are used frequently in Mr. Britt’s music lessons.
“Music has always been at the heart of Georgian Gardens and we hope that very soon we can present our different ensembles to a wider audience. “