Merseybeat Mentoring

Pop stars mentor the next generation of Liverpudlian talent Pop stars from Liverpool have become coaches to up-and-coming musicians in the city under a mentoring scheme sponsored by the Learning And Skills Council (LSC) and administered by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).

Mentors, like Peter Hooton of The Farm, teach budding musicians to avoid the potential pitfalls of the music industry, giving advice on signing contracts and promotion.

Eddie London of China Crisis has written a mentoring musical which the students are to put on in LIPA’s Paul McCartney Auditorium.

In 2003, a part-time performing arts academy for children aged 4 to 19 was launched. Classes are split into five age groups covering acting, singing and dancing and are run on Saturdays over 12-week terms for 325 young people.

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