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"Let's play music!"
Ladywood Community School of Music
Left to right:- Sophia, Shannon, Sara, Symara, Sophie, Courtney and Ella
Youngsters from as young as six learn how to play the saxophone, violin, piano, drums and guitar at the Ladywood Community School of music, founded by Andy Hamilton.

The musical life of Andy Hamilton

Listen to Andy Hamilton and the Bluenotes live at the Bearwood Corks Club

Ladywood Community School of Music

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Ladywood Community School of Music

Ladywood Community Centre, St Vincent St West, B16


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Specialising in Jazz, Latin American and Blues, the Ladywood Community School of Music provides quality musical tuition for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

In 2001 Andy Hamilton received a grant from the Millenium Commission. He bought instruments and set up the Ladywood Community School of Music with an aim to help keep local children off the streets.

Experienced tutors teach youngsters from as young as six a variety of instruments including, the Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin, Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Double Bass and Drums.

Ladywood Community School of Music
Andy Hamilton with music students at the school

About the tutors...

Veteran Jazz legend Andy Hamilton teaches saxophone at the music school. Many of Birmingham's best Jazz musicians have been taught by Andy.

Paul Foad - Guitar tutor

Other tutors include Paul Foad, a guitarist with Andy Hamilton and the Bluenotes. Paul has played with some of the great legends of the Jazz world.

Piano tutor, Naron Litchmore regularly plays at Andy Hamilton's Sunday lunchtime concerts at the Drum.

"I want to be a great musician"

Courtney, Sophie and Ella - their musical talents take after their famous grandad Andy Hamilton

Take a look at a picture gallery of some of the students and their instruments at the Ladywood Community School of Music.

Picture Gallery

For more information on lessons, class times and prices call 0121 464 8625 or visit the music school website.




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