Music Prodigy to study at Worth School

Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Music Prodigy to study at Worth School

Music prodigy, Freya Barker, 11, to study at Worth School.

Worth School is delighted to welcome Freya in September. Freya has recently been making waves through her music having just passed her Grade 8 saxophone exam with a distinction. She reached Grade 8 aged just 11, making her one of the youngest people to receive the certification.

Freya practices the saxophone every morning and it has certainly paid off for her. The woodwind instrument isn’t the only string to Freya’s bow, as she also plays the piano to Grade 7 standard, and is currently studying to take the Grade 8 violin exam.

Speaking about her musical ability, Freya had to say “it is just something I love doing, I don’t really know why”. The youngster, who has recently won the Most Promising Solo Performer for Grade 7 and 8 in the Reigate & Redhill Music and Drama Festival, sees music in a unique way that helps her perform so well; music appears to her as colours.

Freya explains how she first noticed this ability: “I was listening to a song on the radio and it was one I didn’t like. I said to my mum that the song reminded me of the colour orange and I realise I see music as different colours depending if I like it or not.”

Freya began her music career at Oakhyrst Grange, where she has just left to further her musical education at Worth School. Her teacher, Jason Gardner, was impressed by her accomplishments. “It’s almost unheard of for someone to pass Grade 8 this young…she must be one of the youngest in the country.”

Freya’s mum, Charlotte, says: “Freya works so hard, it’s amazing”. On her acceptance to Worth School, Charlotte was “very excited” as was Freya herself.

We look forward to welcoming Freya and all the other students who will be joining us at Worth School next term.

This article was taken from the Surrey Mirror. The full article can be found here.

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