One step leads to another
Anton is an 11-year-old drummer. He started just over two years ago after his school hosted a one day Samba workshop that was arranged through the local Hub. After the workshop, he started playing percussion in his full class band. He was so happy to get a drum kit for Christmas as he can now practise all the time.
'I can play so many different types of music and in class we still learn the theory stuff so I can also read the notes, but I can also listen and repeat or respond to the music.'
Outside school, Anton plays with some of his older friends in his local youth club pop band; next month, they are going to play at the Youth Club Disco and in July, they will be performing in the Music For Youth National Festival in Birmingham.
When he is older, he hopes to play in a band in pubs and restaurants and make some money. As a student, he will be able to join the MU for £20 and as a member he will benefit from £10 million Public Liability Insurance cover and access to legal and contract advice.