24th August 2007 at 01:00
DAVID REECE has had more brushes with rock royalty than most teachers.

Before becoming guitar teacher at the Hurst community college in Tadley, Hampshire, he played with Eric Clapton, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, and Sparks, among others.

He has also had inspiration from his family: his cousin Christine McVie was the keyboard player and vocalist in Fleetwood Mac.

Now it seems that Mr Reece may gain some fame in his own right, and not just among his pupils at Hurst, where he runs a rock school.

The former session guitarist has been signed to Acorn Music, a British record company which owns parts of the publishing rights to the work of such famous musicians as Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Ella Fitzgerald.

It is releasing Mr Reece's two latest solo albums Clown for the Day and Sands of Kitty Hawk so they can be downloaded from websites, including iTunes and Amazon.

Mark Olrog, owner of Acorn Music, said Mr Reece's teaching work was part of his appeal to the company. "He is helping young artists and writers trying to make music their career through his expertise and experience," he said.

"And if he discovers any young bands at Hurst, we'll be very interested.

It's less far for us to travel than America."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now