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ACM was privileged to welcome Queen’s Roger Taylor to ACM to open the new 80 seat Roger Taylor Zildjian Studio in association with Zildjian cymbals.

The studio boasts a stage with full band set up and lighting rig, plus an incredible display of Queen memorabilia, which has been kindly gifted to the Academy by Roger Taylor and Zildjian.

“This is just amazing. We had nothing at school, in fact nothing but disapproval. There was no school drum kit, let alone a room full of drum kits. So this is like a dream come true.”
Roger Taylor Queen

During his visit, students were lucky enough to meet the legendary sticksman and benefit from Roger’s knowledge during a question and answer session, which was then followed by a signing session and performances by ACM students.

Zildjian are one of ACM’s longest-standing supporters, having sponsored and provided cymbals to the Academy ever since it opened its doors back in 1995 as well as internationally renowned performing artists, including Roger Taylor himself.

The studio will be of invaluable use to students studying at the Academy across the Performance, Production and Business faculties and we’re so grateful to both Roger and Zildjian for their support in its creation.

For more photos from Roger Taylor’s visit check out ACM’s Facebook page – search Acm.Guildford.