Musician to visit Pool Academy for the first time to speak to students

A top musician will be coming to Pool Academy for the first time to speak to students about overcoming challenges and finding motivation.

The CEO of YouthMusic UK, Matt Griffiths, will be talking to children at the academy on Friday (OCT12).

He will be giving a speech to a group of Year 10s and 11 music students and running workshops through the day. There will also be a question and answer session giving students the opportunity to quiz the top musician.

Emily Cromey, Head of Faculty for Art, Music, and Drama and PE, said: “We are really excited to host this event. It is the first time Mr Griffiths has been able to visit a Cornish school.

“We are looking forward to hearing his story and quizzing him about how to succeed.”

Mr Griffiths trained as a percussionist and was a professional musician and music teacher for 10 years. He worked in workshops, prisons and special schools. He also used to be a Butlins redcoat.

In the past Mr Griffiths was the founding Director of Plymouth Music Zone, Director of Arts for the Dartington Hall Trust and founder of the Devon School for Social Entrepreneurs.

He is a member of the Music Education Council forum and Cultural Learning Alliance steering group.

Those who work for YouthMusic UK believe everyone should have the chance to be able to make music.


Christiana Richardson