Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Music

At our Academy all children receive an hour singing lesson a week and also take part in a weekly singing assembly run by Mr John Fisher who also runs a guitar club for the children once a week.

 

John Fisher

John Fisher

A well-known and respected face in the British gospel and secular music industry, John has been creating music for over 25 years.

In his long and fruitful career John has been a drummer, keyboard player, song writer, music producer, event organizer, production manager, technician, group leader, radio DJ, TV presenter, vocal arranger, music director, choir director, mentor, youth leader and now vocal tutor

During his career as a musician, producer and songwriter, John has worked with many established names such as The London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC), Chaka Khan, Noel Robinson, Mica Paris, Denise Williams, Ruby Turner, Candi Staton, Alexander O’Neal, Gabrielle, Michelle Gayle, Cece Winans, David Carrick (Genesis), Manu D’bango to name but a few.

For the past 18 years he has been the leader of one of the UK’s top gospel choirs IDMC (www.idmcgospel.com). He has lead the choir in many high profile events and engagements such as singing for the wedding of Luciano Pavorotti in 2003, in Trafalgar Square at the announcement of London winning the 2012 Olympic bid, and many more events of this nature.

As a song writer and producer he has successfully released 12 recording projects including 4 live DVD recordings.

Since  2006  he has been able to share his skill as vocal tutor to over 10,000 children, teenagers and adults, throughout the UK, working for organizations such as Project Music Workshops, I.Gospel, Peniel Music Services, Green tree, The London Community Gospel and more with fantastic results.

Under his direction, We Sing U Sing has expanded from working with just 1 school in October 2007 to 35 schools across 5 boroughs, building the confidence and mentoring over 3000 children.

He is a family man, married for 22 years to his wife Maulin and have 2 boys Andre and Dayna, who are both musicians taking after their father.

2010 saw John awarded “Tutor of the Year”, from the London Borough of Wandsworth, for the 3rd time. (2007/09 and 2010)

John States:

“My aim is to effect change in the mind set of young people through my many efforts, and to ensure that young and old who come into contact with me, have a memorable and positive experience.”