Part of the community


Paul is a 17-year-old violin player. He started at the age of 10 in his full class string orchestra, having already developed a solid ear through the Sing Up young voices development project.

Due to receiving free school meals, he was provided with support to progress to small group lessons after his first year. He has developed well, becoming comfortable with the instrument, and has now achieved Grade 6. He plays in his school String Orchestra and hopes to get a place in his local Hub's Symphony Orchestra next year.

Paul enjoys performing and receives many opportunities to do so. He still loves to sing and enjoys taking part in his local Amateur Music Theatre Society where he always sings in the chorus.

'I'm not a soloist but love being on the stage and part of the community and, of course, the action.'