4FourTwo is a new podcast that aims to help you learn and practice with music instruments.
It’s all about learning how to play the instruments that have been around for centuries and then building on that knowledge to make your own.
We talked to Richard Branson to learn more about the world’s first pit orchestra and how he plans to help create a future for the music industry.
Here are the highlights of our conversation:Richard Branson: What are your plans for the Pit Orchestra?
I’m going to start off with a bit of history.
Pit orchestra history is one of the great unknowns in music.
It’s really hard to get an idea of where the history of the music comes from, where it was first played and where it goes on.
I was born in 1929 in the West Indies, but I didn’t know anything about the music until I moved to London.
My grandfather was a pianist and a virtuoso pianist.
The first time I ever heard a piano was at a concert in the Caribbean.
I’ve never played a piano.
I was actually the youngest in the family, so I was the youngest grandchild in the whole family.
I remember my grandfather was in the middle of a tour and he wanted to give me some lessons to help me get better at piano.
He asked me, “How much do you have?”
I said, “One penny”.
So, that was the first time that I heard a piece of music that was my own.
So, I went and got some music lessons, and when I was 12 years old, I played a piece for the first ever concert of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in London.
I had no idea what I was playing.
I started playing the music for them, and they gave me the first piano lessons.
And I played them with a very young pianist, Peter Sellers, and that was really the beginning.
That’s when I started learning the basics of playing the piano.
I went from being a little kid to being a really good pianist at 16.
So I got the piano, played a little bit with Sellers and then my father started teaching me, teaching me all the things that I wanted to do, but he taught me not to play in the first place.
And he told me, when I got to 17 or 18, “You have to learn how to read and write music”.
That’s how I started.
So that’s when my life started.
I took piano lessons at the Royal Grammar School, but then I went to the Royal Conservatoire of Music and I studied with them for six months.
And at the age of 17 I started to learn the classical music that they do now.
I had a great teacher, an amazing teacher, who was the conductor of the Royal Philharmonie Orchestra.
He was really great.
He played the first concert of our Royal Philoriscopie Orchestra in 1962 and the first opera of our British Symphony Orchestra in 1965.
And we had a very great teacher.
And my father, I think, had a wonderful teacher.
They were all wonderful.
And then at the same time I went off to the US.
I didn`t go to America with my father.
He lived in America for five years.
I studied in the US for a year and then I was going to study in France, too.
And so I moved here and went to Harvard and then Harvard again, and then Yale and Yale again, until I graduated.
I played for the New York Philharmonia, the New Jersey Philharmony and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.
So my life had a lot of ups and downs.
It was very different when I first came to America.
I grew up in the United States.
My parents were American citizens.
I lived with my parents for three years, and I had a good childhood.
I loved my father a lot, I really loved him, and so I went home and got married and got a good job, and got my education, and started a family, and the life that I had before I moved overseas was pretty good.
But I was very fortunate to have a good education, but also my education was very bad.
I moved to New York and I started working for a music company.
I worked for a little company called The New York Symphony Orchestra and I was a music conductor and I learned a lot about what it takes to do music and what to study and what not to study.
So when I came back to England, my job was at the Newbury Theatre Company, which was the Newham-based theatre company that had the orchestra, and it was a great place to start.
It had great teachers, it had great music.
They trained me really well and I really enjoyed it.
I got my first job in 1965, and for two years I was at The Newbury.
And then I came to London in 1967 and I worked with the London Symphony