Musician and music teacher Rik Roberts began offering group guitar classes for adults in both Poynton, Cheshire and Chorlton, Manchester at the beginning of 2013. Both were successful, but Poynton out-performed Chorlton, so it was here in 2014 that Rik decided to establish his music class brand exclusively for adults - Poynton Music School - at the back of a 19th century former school building. He subsequently added ukulele classes, a series of one-off workshops and 1 to 1 tuition in guitar, ukulele and banjo.
The aim is to encourage more adults to participate in music-making, enriching lives and bringing people together socially.
The guitar/ukulele classes and workshops are amongst the very few exclusively for adults in the country. With all classes, participants have fun, enjoy playing with others, wind down at the end of the day with some good songs, whilst learning new skills, gaining confidence and developing as a player.
Rik Roberts, Founder - Poynton Music School
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What students say...
'I am so glad to have found Poynton Music School as a mature student. It's never too late to learn. I have been enjoying a range of group guitar classes for a year now and I'm now tempted by the ukulele. It's great to have clear guidance from Rik to enable us to have fun playing a range of songs together'.
(Hev Taylor, Guitar)
'I've done a few of Rik's courses and they never disappoint! I'm on the improvers ukulele course at the moment and really enjoying it. The classes give just the right amount of challenge to keep me working hard to better my skills and techniques. Also, it's great fun to play with a group of like-minded people'.
(Brenda Griffin De Tapa, Ukulele)