Can you lend a musical hand

Caroline Cooper and Lauren Jackson
Caroline Cooper and Lauren Jackson
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ARE you ready to rock?

Blackpool Music Academy is set to move into its very own premises for the first time – and it needs you!

Although the new Waterloo Road School is full of sparkling potential, a lot of work is needed to get the premises looking shipshape and fit to teach potential musical mega stars.

John Shaw, founder of the school, is hoping to recruit an army of handy volunteers and hopefully get them working in perfect harmony.

The school aims to make learning a musical instrument possible for everyone – regardless of age and finances.

It is run on a not-for-profit basis and tuition is available in guitar, banjo, drums, keyboard and a whole range of other instruments.


John said: “We are really passionate about music and believe you’re never too old to give learning an instrument a go.

“There is a whole world of possibilities. We have our own premises and we want the community to be involved with it every step of the way.”

Volunteers are invited to a general meeting to be held at Springfield Methodist Church on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

He said: “This is such a fantastically exciting time for Blackpool Music Academy, we always dreamed that one day we’d have our own premises and now we finally have.

“This is a community music school and now we are desperately appealing to the community to volunteer their time to get the school ready.

“We’d love people with practical skills like decorating, plastering, or building who could lend their expertise.

“Anybody who can spare the time to help us strip walls or paint is also very welcome. We will also be looking for volunteers who can help us with the general running of the school so if you have some time to give, we’d love to meet you.”

For information and to offer your help, contact John Shaw on (01253) 807978.