Half term rock and pop school
Rock drummer Eddie Thrower will be among the musicians running a workshop at a half-term music academy next month.
The drummer with Lower than Atlantis will be at the Industry Education in Music (IEM) academy at Thurston Community College’s Beyton Campus on June 1 to 3 for what the organisers say is ‘the first Rock and Pop Music School of its kind in Suffolk’.
It is aimed at ‘young people with 13 to 18 with a passion for music and an interest the music industry’.
The three-days begin with how to build a band and learn to play popular songs in your own style, day two is about band rehearsal techniques with help from professionals in the industry and on the third day Eddie will talk about life at the top of the industry then the youngsters will perform to family and friends.
Sam Robson, director of IEM, said: “Many young people practice their instruments at home or with tutors but they rarely get a chance to play in a band with other musicians, with someone to help them get organized, work together and learn performance skills.
“This changes all that and sets them on the right road, helping them to become more confident and better musicians”
Visit the website www.iemacademy.co.uk to book