During November budding drummers were asked to ‘audition’ to take part in a masterclass with former Elbow drummer Richard Jupp. On Monday 7th November the final ‘cut’ had the opportunity to be mentored by Rick in an hour long workshop.
The pupils had varying degrees of drumming experience and spent their time improving skills they already had whilst ‘feeling’ the music and ‘getting into a groove’. The whole point of the day was to teach the kids discipline and generally have fun. ‘Rick’s a legend when is he coming back’ was one of the comments from Tyler. Truly inspirational, Rick had a great rapport with the kids and explained he was a normal lad with a love for drumming who formed a band with his mates at 18….the rest they say is history as the band went on to become Elbow.
A keen drummer himself a big thanks goes out to Mr Mellen for helping to arrange the session. Keep an eye on our the website and social media pages as I’m sure we’ll be inviting Rick back for future master classes.