21st September 2012
Famous drummer visits deaf school in Brighton
Children at Hamilton Lodge Deaf School were visited by the drummer from one of the most famous bands of the 1990s last week, when a member of the band Blur, Dave Rountree, played along to some of his most famous songs with them.
Rountree visited the school as part of the Music Partnership, providing music lessons to Deaf students. While there, he also launched plans to make the school and college wheelchair accessible so that more pupils can learn music.
Percussion music, such as drumming, is seen as being more accessible to Deaf children because the vibrations are easier to pick up, and the pupils at the school surprised the star and his team with their drumming skills.