Liverpool-based Pulse Education delivers music and education classes and is offering a number of free music classes to the children or young relatives of NHS staff. Tony McDonough reports
A Liverpool business that provides tuition services is offering a number of free music classes to the children or young relatives of NHS staff to say ‘thank you’ for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.
Mossley Hill based Pulse Education, led by Andy and Sarah Pickering, has delivered more the 8,000 online music and education lessons during the lockdown. It also has a team of more than 20 teachers who supply services to local schools.
The work of dedicated NHS staff was brought into sharp focus when Andy was unexpectedly admitted to The Royal Hospital recently. He saw at first hand what a phenomenal job the doctors, nurses and support workers are doing.
He said: “The level of care and kindness I experienced was absolutely fantastic. It was care in the truest meaning of the word and the experience was incredibly humbling. This really accelerated the initial idea of giving something back to those who have helped so many.”
Now Pulse has allocated a set number of music classes and NHS workers within the Liverpool city region can claim one by registering with a valid NHS email address. If too many applications are received, names will be drawn randomly to receive free classes.
Andy added: “We’ve allocated a number of music classes, across all instruments, and hopefully when this crisis is over we can bring the children together to perform. We’re interested in hearing from children who already play an instrument and also new starters. All are welcome to apply.”
The lockdown proved a challenging period for Pulse with Andy pointing out the business had to “turn our whole business model on its head”. He said: “A lot of businesses that I know have found this period a real challenge and we have been very lucky that we have been able to deliver online.”