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Featured Student : Harry Downworth aged 9 and Harrowgate Hill Primary School : Jubilee Rock
Another special moment for me yesterday as one of my younger students Harry Downworth (aged 9) came in for his lesson with his Dad Michael and said “I’ve got a surprise for you…..”
For a fleeting moment my mind scanned all of the potential possibilities….. now Harry is quite a serious young chap who practices his guitar diligently… has already completed an Initial Grade Acoustic Guitar exam through the London College of Music and achieved a Distinction…is currently studying for his Grade 2 Acoustic exam in the summer…he has the sweetest sounding junior sized Taylor acoustic I’ve ever heard…”but yes it must be the jacket!!” I thought… Harry also has the smartest leather motorbike jacket I’ve ever seen and one day I’m sure he’ll let me borrow it – “maybe that’s it???” I thought…..
No – wrong on all counts!! For that fleeting moment I’d completely forgotten about the project Harry had been involved in at school over the last few months. I got a call from his Mum 3 or 4 weeks ago to listen to Radio Tees as the track they had recorded was being played.
Well, today here was my surprise – a copy of his new CD Harrowgate Hill ~ Jubilee Rock. Wow!!! “Only one thing missing Harry” I said…. “Your autograph”. Harry duly obliged and I can now ad another treasure to my collection of original autographed student recordings. You never know….one day??!!
I think you will agree “Harrowgate Hill School ~ Jubilee Rock” is a brilliant result led by Wil Taylor and Stuie Ellerton of the Northern School of Contemporary Music which is definitely worth an invitation to Buckingham Palace any time soon!!!
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