Ed Sheeran makes surprise visit to school pupils in West Kensington

Imagine having a pop superstar drop in on your school music lessons!

Ed Sheeran takes a selfie with staff and sixth formers at the Rhythm Studio

Pupils from Addison Primary School got a surprise from a global pop megastar this week!

None other than Ed Sheeran met with students from the West Kensington school, when he popped into The Rhythm Studio, a contemporary music academy in Gliddon Road, W14, on Wednesday 15 May.

Ed then took to the stage to play a mini-gig at the studio. Lucky sixth formers and staff got to experience an intimate performance from the singer, who normally headlines arenas, playing two of his biggest hits: ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Perfect’.

Ed had spent the morning at the Royal Albert Hall, meeting SEND pupils at the Tri-Borough Music Hub’s West London Inclusive Arts Festival.

He then made the short journey across to H&F, to The Rhythm Studio, where he dropped in unannounced to speak with Addison pupils who take part in the Foundation’s schools programme.

The ‘Shape of You’ singer also chatted with older students from the Foundation’s scholarship programme. Ed offered up his expertise, giving them tips on how to succeed in the music business. 

Ed then spent time with The Rhythm Studio’s sixth form students. He listened to their production work, remixes and compositions, and giving his feedback. It’s not often you get a Glastonbury headliner to critique your work!

Ed Sheeran meets pupils from Addison Primary School
Ed Sheeran at The Rhythm Studio

“Meeting Ed Sheeran was a magical opportunity for The Rhythm Studio’s young musicians," said Chris Hodges, Founder and CEO at The Rhythm Studio. 

“The visit was kept a secret from our students and to see the surprise and excitement on their faces was a very special moment. Ed was a true gentleman, incredibly generous with his time, genuinely interested to meet and get to know students and staff, and able to offer great inspiration for everyone involved.”

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