MUSIC A SCHOOL teacher has put his musical talents into practice and recorded an album to raise money for the school.
Dave Cooper is the deputy headteacher at Lanesend Primary, Cowes, and has released his first solo album — Catharsis.
Dave recorded the album at Flyte Studios, Rookley, and has decided to give a share of the money raised from sales, to the school.
Dave, 45, who plays the guitar, banjo, harp, harmonica and the kazoo, said: "I have been a musician for a few years and this is my debut album. It’s something that really started as a bit of fun in my spare time and has grown.
"I’ve decided to give at least 20 per cent of all sales to the school, which will be used to fund activities or school trips to the mainland.
"I have lived on the IW for ten years and I’ve been a teacher at the school for eight years.
"Over the years I have got to know quite a few people, who have helped out with the album, including Jamie Griffin and the group Raw Deal."
The album is currently on sale at Shoreline, Cowes.