A new music studio has been opened by a musical director who has performed all over Europe.
Markus Jaichner has opened a drumming studio called Talking About Drums at 30A High Street, Rushden, behind W H Smith, following a five-and-a-half month tour around Italy and Germany which ended in March.
Mr Jaichner began working as a freelance drummer in 1984, working with the likes of Nana Mouskouri and on hit shows such as Cats and Starlight Express, and went on to form the Markus Jaichner Orchestra which has performed in every European country.
He decided to start a drumming school in Rushden because he has family in the area and has begun taking on students.
He said: “I started work on the studio as soon as I got back from touring and the studio is now open and operational.
“I’ve been working towards this for a long time and I’m relieved to be here now.
“I’ve finished all the sound-proofing work and all the other things the council asked me to do before I could get planning permission.
“The studio is open to everyone from absolute beginners to professional drummers.
“I lead workshops and clinics and I can also teach outside my school.”
Mr Jaichner has been spreading the word about his business among other traders in the High Street and has also contacted schools in the area to let them know about the services he offers.
Mr Jaichner has pioneered his own method of teaching the drums and has written several books on the subject.
Looking to the future Mr Jaichner is considering creating a drum cabin at the studio where professional drummers could make recordings.
He is also in talks to become involved in a variety of musical projects in the town.
He said: “I think Rushden could have a thriving music scene.”
Talking About Drums is accessed via Coffee Tavern Lane.
For further information about the business contact Mr Jaichner on 07580802544.