Ed Sheeran Surprises School Pupils in West Kensington

Makes unannounced visit to The Rhythm Studio on Gliddon Road

Ed Sheeran with staff and sixth formers at the contemporary music academy
Ed Sheeran with staff and sixth formers at the contemporary music academy

May 27, 2024

There was a surprise for local school pupils at The Rhythm Studio earlier this month when Ed Sheeran turned up for an unexpected visit.

He was at the contemporary music academy on Gliddon Road in West Kensington on Wednesday 15 May.

He took to the stage to play a mini-gig at the studio 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 to The Rhythm Studio, where he dropped in unannounced to speak with Addison Primary School 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.

He then spent time with The Rhythm Studio’s sixth form students listening to their production work, remixes and compositions, and giving his feedback.

Ed Sheeran meets pupils from Addison Primary School

“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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