The new term dates for 2013-14 have arrived. You can download them from the information for pupils section on the website.
We managed to get into the Lancaster Guardian this week with an article about 'The Guppy', the worlds only half guitar half ukulele invented by Music Spot Shop Manager and teacher Kriss Foster and Music Spot teacher Tom Diffenthal.
The article reads:
Lancastrian musicians Tom Diffenthal and Kriss Foster have created a unique new musical instrument which is the first of its kind in the world.
The part guitar, part ukulele was designed on the back of a napkin in Subway on Church Street and assembled by musical repairer Paul Guppy.
Tom said about the idea, “We were enjoying our tea and drawing imaginary instruments when the idea of actually making one of them came about. The next day we took the drawing on the napkin, a guitar and a ukulele up to Paul Guppy's workshop.”
“There are some real strange instruments out there and we're so pleased that this is something that had not been created before. It is ideal for those who love to play the guitar and dabble in the ukulele or vice versa.”
After extensive internet research it became clear that this was the only one of its kind.
Maureen Guinan, the owner of The Music Spot has jumped at the opportunity to display this one-off instrument in the shop window, “We want people to enjoy the instrument as much as we do and treat music as a fun and accessible interest where you're safe to think outside of the norm. We want anyone of any ability to come down and show us how they think it should be played.”
'The Guppy' was named after St. Leonard's House instrument repairer Paul Guppy and is currently being displayed in the window at The Music Spot on Great John Street where you can walk in and try it out.