Young talent tuned up at Tring music gig

A rock concert for youngsters was a sound success after music teacher Neil Harris organised the Tring’s Got Talent-style showcase.

Neil, who owns music and skateboard shop Roll’n’Rock on Western Road in Tring, hosted the latest open house for young talent at Pendley’s Court Theatre.

Rocking out: brave youngsters got up on stage during the rock gig at Pendley Court Theatre in Tring

Rocking out: brave youngsters got up on stage during the rock gig at Pendley Court Theatre in Tring

From fledgling bands who were tentatively performing together for the first time to the more experienced groups, the night was full of potential and was chance for the children to get a taste of what it’s like to be up on stage.

The evening was well attended by proud parents, family and friends alike.

Neil, 42, said: “It was incredible. It was packed out, and it’s all about giving the kids the chance to get up and perform in front of a large audience to build their confidence.”

When Neil launched his Tring business, he had only one client. In just three months, this number soared to 60 and he now currently teaches 130 young musicians every week.

The multi-talented tutor can play piano, drums, bass and guitar, and shares his knowledge with youngsters in both one-to-one sessions and group classes by teaching them technique and helping them express themselves through writing their own songs.

Neil, who lives in Tring with his family, said: “I have quite a long waiting list for lessons, so I’m think of expanding soon.”

For more information, email Neil at neil400@ntlworld.com or call him on 07989 412883.