We are extremely delighted to announce that Hackney pupil Samuel has been nominated as Scholar of the Month for December by the London Music Fund (LMF). You can read the full announcement and interview with Samuel on the LMF website here.
Samuel was first identified as being extraordinarily gifted by his primary school music teacher, which led to him being nominated for the LMF award by Hackney Music Service (HMS). Samuel, now a secondary pupil in Hackney and in his third year of the LMF award, has developed a profound interest in developing his jazz skills, primarily as a pianist, but also as a percussionist. He now attends HMS network partner organisation HMDT’s Saturday Music Programme, the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. As you will see from his interview, this has enabled Samuel to learn and play alongside world class jazz musicians and provides him with an outstanding jazz music education programme. Samuel is also a long standing member of the Classical Meets Jazz ensemble – a partnership project run by HMS, the London Symphony Orchestra and Serious, bringing together pupils culturally and demographically underrepresented in professional music-making across the genres.
A huge congratulations to Samuel for his success and hard work so far!
If you would like any further information about the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy or any of the other HMDT Saturday programmes you can contact them on 020 8882 8825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about other scholar opportunities visit the bursaries page here.