Young Sutton musicians given four-year scholarships from Mayor's Music Fund
Five budding Sutton musicians have been accepted on to a four-year music scholarship funded by City Hall.
The London Mayor's Music Fund has given 70 talented young Londoners a four-year music scholarships to help them develop their skills as musicians.
On Friday morning at City Hall, youngsters aged 7-12, were informed as to who has been successful.
Worth a total of £420,000, the Mayor's Music Scholarships will see the youngsters being given an extensive programme of music tuition and support that they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Mayor's Music Fund chief executive Ginny Greenwood, said: "It is well documented that the intellectual and emotional development of a child is enhanced through learning a musical instrument.
"It fosters an appreciation that enriches everyday life and also sparks creativity; it involves intense engagement, self-discipline, and teamwork and it uses dynamic ways of thinking which stimulate the parts of the brain which improve memory."
London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "Not every child can afford an instrument or the lessons they need to make real progress as musicians and the fund is doing vital work to help hundreds of gifted youngsters towards realising their ambitions and achieve their full potential.
"In addition, as they develop as musicians these scholars are also gaining additional skills and experience that will be invaluable in all areas of their lives."
Five Sutton schoolchildren were accepted on to the course.
Lucy Angus, a young percussionist from St Dunstan's C of E School, Arsitotle Ferrer, who plays clarinet, Violinists Thomas Gale, Thomas Lally the flautist and Tomas Mayorga who plays violin, were all accepted.
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