Jermaine from Lewisham Music is our May Scholar of the Month

12 year old Jermaine from Lewisham is a hard-working recorder player and flautist who embraces every performance opportunity he is given. Jermaine's music teacher told us that he is "a strong and reliable player in Concert Band and plays section and solo work with increasing confidence and great musical sense".  Last year Jermaine took part in a wide variety of exciting performances which we will let him tell you about in his Q & A...

Jermaine's mother told us: "The Scholarship has opened doors for Jermaine and he is always enthusiastic to enter his music lessons every Saturday, and comes home ready to discuss what he has learnt". 

Read our Q&A with Jermaine below...

Why did you decide to play the recorder?

I decided to play the descant recorder because I was naturally good at it and it would open the door for me to learn the flute.

Has your music taken you to some cool places? If so, where?

My music has taken me to the Royal Albert and Festival Halls, Blackheath Halls, The Royal Academy of Music Guildhall School of Music And Drama and LSO St Luke’s.

What music do you like playing the most?

I Like to play classical music the most because I can really connect with it and put in as much emotion as I wish.

If you could perform alongside someone famous who would it be? Or what musician do you look up to?

If I could perform with one famous musician it would have to be Tchaikovsky.

Has the Scholarship enabled you to have new opportunities?

The scholarship has enabled me to have new opportunities. I have been awarded a 3 year programme with the London Symphony Orchestra. I was also invited to a special invitation day with the London Philharmonic Orchestra where I had the opportunity to meet the Chineke orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra.

What advice would you give scholars who have just started their scholarship?

My advice to new Scholars would be practice makes perfect.