Special visit to Paisley School of Music for St. Andrew’s Day celebrations

Young people from a Paisley musical had a special musical tour as part of St. Andrew’s Day celebrations.

The children attending the Diane Mitchell Music School were delighted to welcome Diane’s daughter Rebekah Mitchell and Gary Blair – both are professional accordionists.

Gary plays the accordion all over the world and travels the world playing the instrument, while Rebekah trained at the Royal Scottish Conservatory in Glasgow and now teaches at Ardrossan Academy.

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The music pupils, aged ten months to secondary school age, learned all about Scottish music and instruments in the run-up to the National Day of November 30.

Teacher Diane therefore thought it would be a great experience for young musicians to hear the instrument which is commonly featured in many famous Scottish songs.

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She told the Express: “The kids really enjoyed it.

“Gary and Rebekah visited all of our classes which range from toddler through high school and they all really enjoyed seeing them and hearing them play the accordion.

“We had been using Scotland as a theme in our lessons for a few weeks now and thought it would be a valuable experience for the children.

“They had the chance to talk to them and ask questions about it which was fantastic.”

For more information on Diane Mitchell Music School and Studio, which is based in Brick Lane, visit www.dianemitchellmusicschool.co.uk or by e-mail to [email protected]

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