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August 2019

Celebrating Cayden – Musical Ability & Aiming High

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Another day at Lisa Lashes School of Music, and I thank the music gods that I can keep coming back to the school that no-one wants to leave.  Watching students develop over the weeks of the course is an inspiration that will stay with me for years.  Today I am shadowing one of the current students, Cayden, who may just be the next Ed Sheeran. 17 years old, with a calm and relaxed air, Cayden walks in with a guitar almost as tall as he is.  I’ve already listened to one of his tracks this morning and I am struck by how much potential we have in the next generation.  Here is a young man, completely focused on music, churning out tracks and songs that make the hairs on your arms stand up.  (Certainly makes you consider your own potential). And here is a course that helps him unlock this potential. Cayden has not had an easy time of it, in and out of mental hospitals and just generally struggling through, he has found that music is the perfect outlet for him.  His inspiration is “making people happy and feeling good about music”, and he wants his songs to be…

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The Next Generation

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Lisa Lashes School of Music has been making (sound) waves over the last year.  Opening centres in Northampton and Manchester, with future schools opening in London and Cambridge. In terms of DJing and music production there is no minimum or maximum age limit, which is why there should be no surprise when we state that the school has graduated a new class of learners. Children in need of alternative provision. When children are excluded or expelled from school, there is very little to occupy them.  This can lead to difficulties in social development, as well as challenges reengaging them back in the academic environment.  The School of Music offers an opportunity to learn something completely unique in an environment vastly different from schools.  And we have seen immense growth in these students, with the majority of them now going back into schools. Names have been changed to protect the students. When Declan started, he struggled with his temper, had trouble with engaging with others his age, and was very reluctant to spend time on any form of assignment.  In LLSOM, he has quickly become a top student, thriving on the positive environment which is able to devote time to each…

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