Drum Kit Teacher John Sipple promoted to management team!

John Sipple has joined our management team after teaching Drum Kit in schools in the South Hams area for several years.

John comes to us with considerable performing and teaching ability and a proven loyalty to our company.

John, who lives in Paignton will oversee the IMS South Hams area, having taken over from Keith Landberger. Keith has stepped down from the management role to further his playing career but will continue his teaching for us. A big thank you to Keith for his dedication but also to Rob who ran the administration side prior to the take-over.

Teacher Feature!

Nigel Mazlyn-Jones - Guitar

Nigel has been a member of our teaching team for over 8 years and is an accomplished and experienced teacher and musician. He is extremely popular with our pupils in Plymouth and S. E. Cornwall where he teaches electric, acoustic and bass guitar.

Nigel has released 10 albums to date with his latest album due out soon. He has been a professional singer songwriter for 40 years appearing at all the major European and UK venues and often featuring at festivals including Glastonbury Festival 2011 to great acclaim. He has also often written music for TV and Radio.

Nigel has a great web site which includes his full biography and discography at:

IMS to support disadvantaged young people with Youth Music

We have now registered with Youth Music, a charity that provides grants and funding to selected companies. Youth Music mainly supplies funding to encourage disadvantaged young people's participation in community music projects.

Only certain music providers are eligible for funding, which could include help in purchasing musical or recording equipment for use in setting up community events such as Rockschool workshops or Band Development projects, and IMS meets these requirements.

Our collaboration with Youth Music will help us to be more inclusive as a company and improve our service to the community. We have a number of community projects in mind and will be asking our teachers for their ideas to further support these ventures.

More information at:

And finally...

We hope you have enjoyed reading our Spring Term 2012 E-newsletter. Please don't hesitate to get in touch or visit for more information about our service to schools.

Kind regards,

Mike Mapps

Managing Director

New IMS Website Here!

100% Pass rate in December's Music Examinations!

Another successful term for exams with all our candidates passing and most receiving either Merit or Distinction!

40% of our pupils achieved Distinction, 27% achieved a Merit and 33% achieved a Pass.

Examinations taken included: Guitar, Drum Kit, Violin, Percussion, Saxophone and Piano.

Well done to all our pupils and thank you to the teachers who have made this possible!

IMS primary pupils perform at Cornish festival!

Some of our IMS primary school pupils in Cornwall have performed at the Saltash Music Festival this term.

A great big thanks to a our IMS Plymouth teacher Mr. Ross Shaddick who helped to organise the festival which is spread over two weeks.

Our pupils did very well in the festival and well done to both those who performed and Ross for helping to set it up!

For further information about the festival please click here

Two more schools receive free drum equipment!

As part of our on-going aim to encourage music tuition in schools & colleges we have provided two more schools in the South Hams with full size, five piece Drum Kits for their Music Departments!

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