Myla Newell: My Musical Journey

All my training and everything I’ve learned has helped me develop as an artist, and hopefully I’ll keep developing.

Some musicians are born to be performers, others find immense satisfaction in being creators, and some find a way to fuse both strands together. 16-year-old multi-instrumentalist Myla Newell has forged her own path from the get go, following her nose and finding her feet all at the same time. Introduced to music at a young age by listening with her mother, Myla started with classical guitar before gaining a scholarship to the rock and pop academy The Rhythm Studio. They’ve allowed her the flexibility to make her own musical choices, from playing live to working with musical inspirations like Will Champion from Coldplay. Myla is already a seasoned performer, playing venues across London and learning to adapt to different spaces.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Myla’s passions for music, performing and dancing have coalesced with an interest in musical theatre. Having spent four summers with Youth Music Theatre UK she’s recently secured a scholarship to study at Italia Conti and she is already eyeing the West End stage as a career path. “There are so many rock musicals now,” she says, “so I’d be able to merge my experience with guitar and gigging with musical theatre, which would be great!”

Part of our 20th anniversary project: My Musical Journey

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