Richard Jupp, who was the drummer with Elbow for 25 years, visited Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) this month to hold a drumming masterclass with Music students. The afternoon started with Q&A with the students in the college lecture theatre and then two technique workshops took place.
In the session, organised by More Music and funded by Lancashire Music Hub, Richard answered student’s questions about and Elbow’s “overnight success” that was 15 years in the making and shared his knowledge of the music business, before two hands on practical sessions each with Level 3, HNC and HND Music students in the college practice rooms. Students from Central Lancaster High School who were visiting LMC for a taster session, also got the chance to take part in the Q&A.
Music Lecturer Louis Davy said “This was another excellent opportunity presented to us by More Music. Richard was absolutely outstanding with the students and they all learned a great deal from him, not only the drummers who got the opportunity to take part in the master class, but the rest of the groups who were able to quiz Richard about his life as a musician at the very top of his profession and the work required to get there and maintain that level.”
Damien Whittam, a HND Music student who took part in the workshop said “We are really lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a renowned drummer. We all came away with so much from the session and Richard was great with the exercises he gave us and feedback. So inspiring! I can’t wait to get back to practice now!”
Find out more about More Music at www.moremusic.org.uk.