MUSIC is once again filling a popular venue in Haddington – 18 months after it was forced to close its doors.

Lamp House Music is holding music lessons after only being able to offer online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.

The music school, which celebrates its 10th birthday next year, offers lessons to all ages on instruments ranging from guitar and ukulele to piano and drums.

Roz Maguire, who owns the business off the town’s Hospital Road, was delighted to be opening the doors again.

She said: “We were very lucky that as a business we still had a service we could provide.

“Last March, we weren’t sure what the uptake would be like, but we offered all of our pupils the opportunity to take music lessons online.

“It’s safe to say that the ongoing support from our loyal customers, and the hard work from everyone on the team, are the reason that Lamp House Music is still here today.”

The autumn term started last Monday and vocal lessons are also being offered.

Roz said not being able to meet in person had proven difficult for singing lessons.

She said: “Vocal lessons have been the most challenging to teach online; no matter how great the technology, there’s always a slight time delay and we often find that vocal pupils feel uncomfortable singing outwith the privacy of the studio.”

It is hoped band rehearsals will also be able to resume soon so musicians can perfect their material.