Bryan Hall is one of our longest-standing music tutors and has worked with us on many of our music projects including Rock Up. He’s been a wonderful tutor, role-model and friend, and now he’s stepping down to concentrate on his work at Red Oak Primary School. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you: Bryan – you’ll be hugely missed.
Name: Bryan Hall
Can you tell us a little bit about your own practice?
I’m a guitarist who works as a music instructor and nurture group leader at Red Oak Primary School. I am also a director of Waveney Amplifier, an organisation that has been delivering song writing and performance workshops since 2004.
I’m compassionate and magnanimous, which helps me to work within lots of different learning environments and to form positive relationships with a wide variety of participants.
What’s been your favourite artistic experience of the past 12 months?
Recently I sat with a music student playing a keyboard to a youth club crowd. The boy in question thought that we were going unnoticed even though I could see the crowd had been listening. Seeing his reaction when the crowd cheered for him was simply magical, given that fifteen minutes previously he had put his hand on my shoulder, looked me straight in the eye and said ‘I really don’t want to play’!
Which Suffolk Artlink projects have you worked on to date?
I’ve work on quite a few Suffolk Artlink projects now, including Big Adventure, Bigger Adventure, Upbeat, Phonic, Rock Up and Rock Up 2.
How has working with Suffolk Artlink influenced your work?
Following the Big Adventure and Bigger Adventure I was offered full time employment in Red Oak Primary, so it’s definitely had a huge influence vocationally. From a personal point of view it’s helped to give me such a vast wealth of experience in so many different learning environments and given me so many challenges that I can reflect on positively.
How would you describe Suffolk Artlink in 3 words?
Diverse, Thorough, Friendly