Teacher’s pride as former music pupil receives Grammy

A music teacher has told of her pride at seeing a former pupil pick up a Grammy award with rock band Coldplay.

Coldplay won the Record of the Year award at Sunday’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles for the song Clocks. Margaret Parr taught guitarist Jon Buckland for seven years while he was at Mold Alun High School, Flintshire.

Mrs Parr said last night: “I am delighted. I taught Jonathan music at GCSE and A-Level and of course he always had very good compositional skills. He would write music for guitar but also a lot of computer music too. His musical skills really developed over the years.”

Mrs Parr, from Stryd y Castell, Ruthin, said Jon was already a competent guitarist when she first met him when he was 11. She said: “I am always very impressed with Coldplay. I consider them all to be musicians, not just rock stars. I’m very proud of him.”

Source: ic NorthWales