They practice what they preach at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Martin Isherwood, head of music, is composer of the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest this year. His song, Cry Baby, will be performed by a Liverpool-based boy-girl duo called Jemini, with backing vocals by Lipa students, at the contest to be held in Latvia on May 24.
Mr Isherwood said: "I think Cry Baby has a real chance of going all the way. It's very catchy - and I think it's about time the UK won."