Ministry of Sound, the global authority on electronic music, have teamed up with the world’s leading music equipment specialists, Roland, to develop a new pioneering music program for schools. The two music giants are developing and installing a cutting-edge music suite and education program at St. James’ Primary School in Alexis Street, Bermondsey, London.
The program will have a fresh approach to the traditional music curriculum combining the latest music technology with innovative performance-based learning, all structured around popular contemporary music.
Launching on 31st October, the initiative will also capitalise on Ministry of Sound’s roster of superstar talent with artist-led workshops whilst utilising its legendary nightclub in South-East London for showcases and performances.
Karen Willis, Headmistress at St. James’ School said, “St James’ School is delighted to be working on this exciting project with the Ministry of Sound and Roland. The project will undoubtedly benefit all of our pupils and their families. We are very excited about this partnership and thank the Ministry of Sound for all their support in planning and executing this project.”
Lohan Presencer, CEO of Ministry of Sound commented on the venture, “It’s great to be a part of something unique. The partnership with an outstanding company like Roland combined with the enthusiasm of everyone at the school is sure to make this project a huge success. Working closely with the community around us is a very important part of what we do and to be involved in a pioneering and innovative music project such as this is incredibly exciting. We look forward to the program developing and who knows, we might even be in the presence of some future stars!”
David Barnard, Head of Education at Roland UK said, “Roland is delighted to be involved in this exciting and unique partnership. I am confident that this collaboration – combined with inspirational teaching and leadership – will have a significant impact on pupils and parents alike. We look forward to celebrating the school’s success over the coming months and years.”
ABOUT MINISTRY OF SOUND:
Ministry of Sound Group is a global youth entertainment business comprising recorded music including hit artists and compilations, nightclubs and bars, live events, consumer electronics and fashion. The iconic brands including Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi drive a business with sales approaching £100 million.
Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia products, and music accessories.