Fyling Hall School has confirmed plans to provide new music teaching facilities for its students.
Headmaster Paul Griffin said: “Extending one of our existing buildings, allows us to invest in a new music room, further practice suites and a recording studio, as well as a fantastic new art room.
“Mrs Sam Wormald, our head of music, is extremely excited about the new suite, which she feels will allow both day students and boarders to have a modern and practical space where they can enjoy music to its fullest.”
Fyling Hall’s music department already boasts a reputation for nurturing young talent and has this year celebrated a number of individual success stories.
Young vocalist Helena Johnson progressed onto the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, while current A Level vocalist, Kate Lavery, has been offered a place at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music.
The passion for music that permeates throughout the school has also lead to a group of students forming a band called ‘By the Sea’.
Fronted by George Husband, they have performed at a number of local venues including Musicport, The Pavilion, La Rosa Hotel and more recently New Year’s Eve at The Grosvenor in Robin Hood’s Bay.
George has been invited for interview at Tech Music School in Fulham, London, where he hopes to fulfil his dreams of becoming a professional musician in the industry.
He said: “My love for music has been allowed to flourish at Fyling Hall School and I owe a lot of my own musical development to the amazing teachers who work here.”
Mr Griffin added: “Already so successful, the addition of further facilities can only improve the impact that the school’s music department can have on the education of its students.”