Havering Arts Society along with the Friends of Havering Music School are sponsoring a string project which will run at St. Edward’s Primary School and Havering Saturday Music School. The project entitled Beatsize Practice! is designed to tempt children to practise by providing exciting pieces with backing tracks by BAFTA award winning composer, Stephen Chadwick. Stephen has a long association with Havering Music School and both his sons were pupils at the school.

Stephen Chadwick

Karen Tweddle, Head of Havering Music School said: ‘We are absolutely thrilled to get funding for this project from Havering Arts Society and the Friends of Havering Music School. This is going to be a marvellous resource for us and we are so pleased that Chris Speller, the Headteacher at St. Edward’s has agreed to come onboard. Getting a practice regime in place for younger children is always difficult, so we are keen for anything that tempts children to play and give little concerts at home. Stephen has had a lot of experience composing for children and having somebody of this calibre working with us is really exciting.’

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