A FORMER classical guitar teacher is hoping to start up a new social music group in Halesowen.

Joanne Hathaway is on the hunt for adults who can play a musical instrument, as well as those who are learning to play one, but may not have met others doing the same.

She said: “The idea is that we have informal and friendly meetings once a fortnight with the intention of meeting other musicians whom we can perhaps play music with.

“Hopefully the group will be a small encouraging audience where performing skills can be practised and confidence increased.”

Although Joanne’s main instrument is the classical guitar, she has also played the piano and flute in the past.

People who play any type of instrument would be welcome at the group. Although no minimum standard is required, members would have to be able to play from printed music.

For more information about the group, or to express interest in joining, call Joanne on 07973 851605.