HIGHBURY GROVE SCHOOL
Jay Paul-Fry: Year 8
Jay started at Highbury Grove School in September 2013 and in that time has achieved extremely well on his instrument, the Bassoon. He originally chose to study the Trombone but was convinced to take up the bassoon as he displayed natural talent when he first tried the instrument. Fortunately, this proved to be a good decision as he has since developed a passion for the Bassoon and admitted that he likes the unique timbre and aesthetics of the instrument. Jay sat his Grade 2 exam in January 2015 and achieved a distinction, which is remarkable progress for someone who has only been learning an instrument for just over a year. Jay is a member of the Highbury Grove School Junior Orchestra and is going on tour with the group to Italy in 2015. His parents say they are proud of him and that he chose a good instrument to pursue. Jay isn’t sure what career path he would like to choose in the future but says he isn’t ruling out music at this point in time.