WATCH: Tutors keep music alive for Wolverhampton pupils during lockdown

By Thomas Parkes | Wolverhampton | Entertainment | Published: | Last Updated:

Tutors from a music service in the Black Country have come together in their homes for a special performance dedicated to their students.

Staff from Wolverhampton's Music Service have come together to perform the Stevie Wonder hit.

Staff members from Wolverhampton Music Service performed the Stevie Wonder classic Sir Duke in a bid to help pupils stay positive amid coronavirus.

Ciaran O'Donnell, head of the service, said: "Our staff miss their children and the schools they work with, and it was their idea to create a video for children at home.

"It also coincided with our intention to support children through a series of online tutorials which we will be sharing with them while schools are closed to the majority of pupils.

Wolverhampton Music Service teachers perform Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder.

"The words in the first verse of this song have a great message to everyone and really chime with us.

"It took a week to put together and we hope it will remind our children that we are here for them and we will be there for them after this is over.

"Many of our staff have also volunteered for redeployment and so are supporting other frontline services over the coming weeks, in addition to creating the online tutorials.

"These will be published every Monday after Easter and cater for all instruments and levels."


Wolverhampton Music Services provides teaching for youngsters in the city – and features a chance to perform with Wolverhampton's Youth Orchestra and Youth Wind Orchestra.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, cabinet member for education and kills, said: "We've always known how talented members of Wolverhampton Music Service are, and this fantastic rendition of Sir Duke will really put a smile on people's faces at a time when we all need a little bit of positivity."

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