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Ministry and Roland launch schools programme in south London

By | Published on Wednesday 14 September 2011

Ministry Of Sound

Ministry Of Sound has announced a new partnership with music kit makers Roland to develop two new music education programmes for young children based around a special music production suite installed in St James’ Primary School in Bermondsey, south London.

Ministry says that the programme, due to launch on 31 Oct, will offer “a fresh approach to the traditional music curriculum combining the latest music technology with innovative performance-based learning, all structured around popular contemporary music”. The club owner and music company will also organise artist-led workshops at the school.

Commenting on the initiative, Karen Willis, headmistress at St James’ School, told CMU: “St James’ School is delighted to be working on this exciting project with the Ministry Of Sound and Roland. The project will undoubtedly benefit all of our pupils and their families. We are very excited about this partnership and thank the Ministry Of Sound for all their support in planning and executing this project”.

Ministry boss Lohan Presencer added: “It’s great to be a part of something unique. The partnership with an outstanding company like Roland combined with the enthusiasm of everyone at the school is sure to make this project a huge success. Working closely with the community around us is a very important part of what we do and to be involved in a pioneering and innovative music project such as this is incredibly exciting. We look forward to the program developing and who knows, we might even be in the presence of some future stars!”