Haddington School of Music goes up for sale after a decade

THE duo behind a music school that has helped hundreds of budding musicians put the establishment up for sale.

Lamp House Music will celebrate its 10th anniversary next month, having provided thousands of hours of music lessons to people of all ages.

The Haddington-based institution also ran music projects for young people, organized band rehearsals for professional and amateur musicians, and student concerts.

Now Roz and Callum Maguire, who live in the city, have decided to retire from the business.

They said: “Lamp House Music has a proven track record – in its first decade it has grown into a successful and profitable business, immensely loved in the community and appreciated by all who have been involved.

“We loved every minute, made so many friends and great memories, but we think now is the perfect time for a new owner to usher Lamp House Music into its next decade!”

The couple stressed that the move was not related to the coronavirus pandemic but due to increasing responsibilities for elderly parents.

Roz told the Courier that they would miss the business in the city’s Station Yard.

She said: “Although we have announced the sale of the business, Lamp House Music will continue to operate as it always has – all of our students will still be taking their music lessons and the musicians will benefit from their band rehearsals.

“I think people are starting to feel more comfortable venturing out and getting back into a routine, exploring their hobbies and interests, so we look forward to welcoming new students and families who have moved into the region in recent years.

“Playing a musical instrument is great for the heart, mind and soul – and there’s no better place than Lamp House Music for this learning experience – a place where you can relax, make new friends and learn an incredible skill, at any age.”

The building has been professionally soundproofed and offers three teaching and rehearsal rooms.

The business will be sold as a going concern, with all musical equipment, fixtures and fittings, and inventory included.

Roz hoped the new owners would continue to make music in the venue.

She said: “We hope to find people who are passionate about music, caring about music in the community and valuing the power that music can bring to people’s lives.

“I think what’s really been the biggest takeaway for me all this time is seeing a youngster totally lacking in confidence, nervous and maybe a little down and over the course of a few lessons or even of a lesson, they absolutely come out bouncing; it is absolutely lovely.

“The kids start off very quiet, very shy, not a word comes from them and then slowly but surely you get to know them, they get to know you and they’re usually the ones who won’t stop talking!”

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