On Monday 22 January Walton High welcomed Bass player Sandy Beale, Yamaha artist, ACM tutor. Sandy worked for many years on tour with One Direction.
Year 10 GCSE students and guitarists from the school asked some really pertinent questions about Bass playing and the Music industry, in what was an interactive and visual display.
Sandy, fresh off the train from London, even ironed his shirt in the staffroom much to the amusement of staff. A true musician, Sandy represented all that was involved with a gigging musician. He opened up the eyes of our students with his extraordinary bass playing, even taking requests at the end of the workshop, all of which he took in his stride.
The workshop was arranged as a result of our successful collaboration with Yamaha Music UK and we look forward to welcoming more artists in the future.