Webber Douglas - family history

I was recently told that the Amherst in my husband's family (whose name we gave to our son as one of his middle names) was Amherst Webber who co-founded the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, which merged with the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2006. He is my great great uncle-in-law!

I'm not treading the boards, but this means something to me as a student at Central. It seems that Amherst didn't tread the boards either - he was a composer and the academy was originally a singing school (good old wiki for the meaning of everything)...