School of Rock

On Friday, our hall was transformed into a stage, complete with studio lighting and a smoke machine, to set the tone for our first ever St John’s Rock Concert!  Our visiting musician, Pino Soccio has been teaching drumming lessons to a group of children, and supported by our very own guitarist, Simon Hollingsworth we were treated to an inspiring performance.

We sang along to ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Vienna’, ‘Living on a Prayer’ and many more hits.

The audience were awe-struck and amazed at the children’s musicality and professionalism.  We are all hoping this is the beginning of many more concerts! A big thank you to Pino and Simon for putting together an amazing show and a special congratulations to all the musicians who took part.

Music mentoring

My name is Seb Gee and I am a professional drummer. I have been teaching one to one drumming lessons at St John’s Church School since February 2014. I also run music mentoring sessions for children who the teachers feel might benefit from them. This gives them a chance to have a short break from their usual class atmosphere and learn to play the drums and other instruments, or even just talk about their day. As well a musician, I am also a professional photographer/videographer. I have produced a number of videos for St John’s during my time here. It’s a pleasure working at St John’s as the children are always very enthusiastic and committed.