The Earls High School Excellence – Care – Partnership

Rocktastic Masterclass

Students from year 7 joined with budding drummers from across the school for a musical masterclass with former Status Quo drummer, Jeff Rich. Students were taken on a historical and cultural tour of the development of drums as instruments, given a chance to learn drumming rudiments and finally took to the stage with Jeff in a mass performance.

Jeff was part of the Status Quo lineup during the late 80s and throughout the 90s, before beginning his work delivering drumming masterclasses to school students at the turn of the century.

Part of the workshop featured Jeff putting his extensive drum kit through its paces in a scintillating show of technical prowess, which earned him a well-desereved reputation as one of the country’s first call session drummers prior to his joining Status Quo.