Dinnington: Star record producer visits his old school

Eliot Kennedy visits Dinnington Comprehensive School
Eliot Kennedy visits Dinnington Comprehensive School

Grammy award winning record producer and former Dinnington Comprehensive School student Eliot Kennedy came back to his roots to promote his new talent school Steelworks Academy.

Eliot spoke to pupils about what his courses entail and how the academy can help aspiring artists, songwriters and producers.

He described it as a ‘tool box full of tools that you can build a career with’.

Eliot brought intern Max with him, whose talent he discovered age 11.

Max performed a cover song for the students and talked about his experience with Steelworks Record Company.

Courses at the academy range from a three month course developing new pop talent, to a three day song writing camp.

Pupils asking Eliot and Max lots of questions and Eliot even gave them some singing tips.

“Eliot may be an internationally renowned songwriter and record producer but he has not forgotten that the next generation of talent needs nurturing and guidance,” said headteacher Paul Blackwell.

“His new academy provides just those opportunities for young people in a professional environment.”

“Eliot is an inspiration to all the students of Dinnington Comprehensive. With hard work and determination and a little help you can make it in your chosen career.”

Eliot’s visit comes just a year after he performed at the school for a charity event with X Factor stars Craig Colton and Janet Devlin.

The starmaker is currently working on a new Broadway and West End musical with Gary Barlow.

For more information on the courses provided by the Steelworks Record Company go to www.eksacademy.com