THE duo behind a music school which has helped hundreds of budding musicians have put the facility up for sale.

Lamp House Music celebrates its 10th birthday next month, having provided thousands of hours of music lessons to people of all ages.

The facility, based in Haddington, has also run youth music projects, hosted band rehearsals for professional and amateur musicians, and pupil concerts.

Now Roz and Callum Maguire, who live in the town, have decided to step away from the business.

They said: “Lamp House Music has proved its worth – in its first decade it’s become a successful and profitable business, immensely valued in the community and appreciated by all those who have been involved.

“We’ve loved every minute, made so many friends and happy memories, but we feel that it’s perfect timing for a new owner to take Lamp House Music into its next decade!”

The couple stressed that the move was not related to the coronavirus pandemic but due to increasing responsibilities concerning elderly parents.

Roz told the Courier they would miss the business on the town’s Station Yard.

She said: “Whilst we have announced the sale of the business, Lamp House Music will continue to run as it always has – all of our pupils will still be taking their music lessons and musicians enjoying their band rehearsals.

“I think people are starting to feel more comfortable about venturing out, and getting back into a routine, exploring their hobbies and interests, so we are looking forward to welcoming new pupils and families moved to the area in recent years.

“Playing a musical instrument is great for the heart, head and soul – and there’s no better place than Lamp House Music for that learning experience – a place you can relax, make new friends and learn an amazing skill, at any age.”

The building has been professionally soundproofed, and offers three teaching and rehearsal rooms.

The business will be sold as a going concern, with all musical equipment, fixtures and fittings, and stock included.

Roz was hopeful that the new owners would continue making music in the venue.

She said: “We are hoping to find people that are passionate about music, care about music in the community and value the power music can bring to people’s lives.

“I think what has really been the biggest thing to take away for me over the whole time is seeing a young person totally lacking in confidence, nervous and maybe a bit low and over the course of a few lessons, or even one lesson, they come out absolutely bouncing; it’s absolutely lovely.

“The kids start off really quiet, really timid, not a peep comes from them and then slowly but surely you get to know them, they get to know you and they tend to be the ones that don’t stop talking!”

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