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Young Barking clarinet player awarded scholarship

PUBLISHED: 11:19 06 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:19 06 October 2014

Denis Visockas, 10, has been awarded a scholarship by the Mayor's music fund for his Clarinet playing (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Denis Visockas, 10, has been awarded a scholarship by the Mayor's music fund for his Clarinet playing (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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A young clarinet player has been awarded a four year scholarship to develop his skills.

Denis Visockas, 10, will receive more than two hours of additional tuition a week plus the help of a personal mentor after becoming a lucky recipient of the Mayor’s Music Fund.

He has been playing the clarinet for the past year and hopes to become a musician in the future.

“I like the way it sounds,” Denis, of Abbey Road, Barking, explained.

“I never knew that I was really good at music until I started playing.”

He was inspired to try out the instrument by his music teacher at Gascoigne Primary School who spotted his potential.

Seventy youngsters were awarded with scholarships from the Mayor’s Music Fund this year. It was established by the Mayor of London in 2011 to help talented children from disadvantaged families.

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