MUSIC students from Waseley Hills High School were inspired by the guitarist, writer and co-founder of iconic British rock band, Skunk Anansie, who swapped the stage and studio for the classroom when he paid them a visit.
Ace has helped the band sell more than 5million records and has toured the world seven times over, including headlining Glastonbury.
The Ace Tour was supported by musical instrument manufacturer Yamaha and Waseley Hills High was one of just 11 schools chosen for the scheme.
As a member of region’s Music Hub, Yamaha is already developing an increasing contribution to music making in Worcestershire through its highly acclaimed Class Band method to teach Brass and Woodwind.
Ace, as well as his achievements with Skunk Anansie, also holds a Master of Arts in Media and Project Management based in music education from London Middlesex University and operates his own London schools incorporating the ‘Ace Method’ of guitar tuition.
He said: “It’s always amazing to be working with Yamaha sharing the passion for, and inspiring young musicians through their schools and programmes.”
Waseley Hills High School’s music teacher Alex Hodges said: “The pupils who took part in the guitar workshop with Ace, were captivated and charmed by the techniques they learnt, and realised their hidden skills and talents.
“Pupils took away an invaluable, inspiring experience which will stay with them throughout their life long musical journeys, motivating them to peruse in their love of music.