Home    About us    Courses    Applications    Students    Parents    Vacancies    Services    Alumni    News   
Art and Design at Woodhouse Physics at Woodhouse
Woodhouse College
Art and Design at Woodhouse Physics at Woodhouse

Music - A hard road to travel...

Dated: 21 April 2016

Noted music producer Mykaell Riley dropped by this week, to give our students an insiders view of the music industry.
Mykaell started out in music as part of legendary UK reggae group Steel Pulse in the late 1970's, enjoying great success and touring with Bob Marley. He then went on to produce a string of other bands and singles, having a hand in many chart successes throughout the eighties and nineties. He also founded and toured with the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra.
He continues to write, produce, perform and collaborate with artists around the world, as well as lecture at Westminster University.
He came to Woodhouse to chat with a select group of our students who have voiced a serious interest in a career in the music industry, in various roles - from performers and soundtrack musicians to producers and journalists. They received an invaluable, first-hand account of the peaks and pitfalls of the music entertainment industry, including the harsh realities of the reality show merry-go-rounds of X-Factor and The Voice...
With comprehensive answers, littered with entertaining and insightful anecdotes, Mykaell hammered home the point that incredibly few people enjoy the mega financial success most young wannabes dream of, but many thousands do carve a career out of other aspects of the industry and students have to be realistic about the chances to 'make it'.
He made it clear that if you come to the industry just to make money you are in for a hard ride and you really need to have music in your blood, a very thick skin and be driven, in order to break into music. And possibly a great lawyer...
The students got a great deal from the visit and the college thank Mykaell for giving up his valuable time to visit us.
We hope to coax him back here again, to talk to a larger group at a later date - and maybe bring a band!

Woodhouse Plus in South Africa
In June, 15 ambitious students collectively fundraised enough money to travel to South Africa for a community project
11 September 2019
22 to Oxbridge! Our fantastic results day 2019
Another great year of high grades and high aspirations...
16 August 2019
Art students in Cloud Land
Some of our very talented lower sixth art students were on ‘cloud nine’ this weekend after seeing their art work exhibited at Alexandra Palace.
1 July 2019
Lab day at Cambridge MBU
Woodhouse biology students take part in a microbiology immersion day
28 May 2019
The face of art at Woodhouse
Our Art department held its annual exhibition of A level work at the college last night...
24 May 2019
Woodhouse student Christevie appointed Deputy Youth Mayor of Enfield
Christevie Ngoma elected for her passion to build a youth centre in Edmonton.
15 May 2019
Chemistry students win Ag and CuSn
Woodhouse students win medals at Chemistry Olympiad
2 May 2019
F is for Football
A Jack Petchey Foundation award goes to the player/manager of our season winning first XI football team - 'F'
30 April 2019
Musical producers win Jack Petchey Award - Again!
For the second year running, JPF awards go to our Musical Theatre Society
26 April 2019
Medicine students get Jack Petchey award
Students Sahfiqa and Dilber recognised for promoting FGM awareness and ACLT
24 April 2019