Chance to win free music lessons

Pictured (left to right) at The Northern School of Music are tutors Martin Oliver, Toni Parker-Harvey, Danni Roberts,  Rob Mockford and Alyson Robinson.
Pictured (left to right) at The Northern School of Music are tutors Martin Oliver, Toni Parker-Harvey, Danni Roberts, Rob Mockford and Alyson Robinson.

BUDDING musicians and singing stars have the chance to show off their skills and earn a scholarship at a music school.

The Northern School of Music, in Church Square, Hartlepool, is giving talented performers a one-off chance to win a full one-year scholarship.

The competition, open to performers of any age and ability, is also offering free lessons to those who finish second or third and a voucher for one free lesson to all entrants.

Alyson Robinson, the principal at the school, said the competition is a fantastic opportunity for any budding musical star and is expecting a lot of entries.

Alyson, 37, said: “Our internal scholarship has always proved very popular so this is a great opportunity.

“We are looking for those with potential as well as talent.”

The competition has been organised by the school as part of their 21st anniversary celebrations.

Those who think they are up to the task and want to share their skills can collect an entry form from the school.

The deadline for entries is this Sunday, March 20.

Auditions will then be held on Saturday, March 26.

The winner will get a year of free lessons from a fully qualified teacher in an instrument of their choice.

Second prize is 10 free lessons and the performer who finishes third will get five free lessons.

Alyson, a mum-of-two, who lives near Hartlepool town centre, with husband Lindsay, 43, who is a partner in the business, added: “After people have put their entry forms in all they have to do is turn up to the auditions with a prepared piece of their choice.

“It’s a great prize and the winner will also be invited to perform at our annual awards evening which usually attracts around 700 people.

“I’m looking forward to see the talent on offer on the day.”

For more information about the competition, call the school on (01429) 233003.