Can Percussion from Room 6

Bonfires, burgers and bears….

We have had a brilliant 2nd day at Tint Taster 1. Paul woke us all up with his dulcet tones this morning, and he even received a couple of rounds of applause. Everyone enjoyed their Tinto breakfast to fuel us up for the day. Today the classes split up into smaller groups, and there were brilliant tunes and chords coming from all over the house. Everyone learned The Delting … [Read More...]

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Tinto Summer School Day 3

Well that was another great day of music and sports. For the first time the tutors entered the football fray and learnt how unfit they were. There are a few creaking … [Read More...]

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