Richard’s masterclass impresses youngsters

Renowned slide guitarist Richard Gilewitz (centre) visited pupils at Meadowdale Primary School
Renowned slide guitarist Richard Gilewitz (centre) visited pupils at Meadowdale Primary School

Meadowdale Primary School pupils were given a musical masterclass by world-renowned slide and 12-string guitarist Richard Gilewitz during a recent visit.

US-based Richard, who writes for Acoustic Guitar Magazine and who has also recorded a number of original albums, was challenged to learn the ukulele for a UK tour and shared the basics of his “Ukulele versus the Advanced Beginner Program” with Year 5 pupils before performing a show for the whole of Key Stage 2.

The visit was arranged by Mark Ferraby of Little Red Truck, who teaches ukulele and classical guitar to Meadowdale Primary School’s Key Stage 2 pupils.