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Home to Ipswich's original and best week long Rock School! Make music, make friends and build the confidence to perform.

Summer Rock Schools: 30 July-3 August • 27-31 August

Five Days of songwriting, recording and performing in the holidays for 10-16 year olds

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What are the Rock Schools?

Over five days Rock School attendees form bands, write and record original music, and perform a concert to friends and family.

Our band mentors work with attendees to help them develop their songwriting and performing talents. Guiding them through lyric-writing, picking chords and crafting catchy melodies for their songs.

The Rock Schools are open to all 10-16 year olds. No previous performing experience is necessary but some musical experience is preferred (such as having had some private music lessons or being a proficient bedroom guitarist!).

We have three Rock Schools remaining this year, each taking place at South Street Studios in Ipswich:

  • 30th July - 3rd August (limited places remaining)

  • 27th - 31st August

  • 22nd - 26th October

For pricing, itinerary and other information visit the Book A Place page and select your preferred dates. If you have any questions, please get in touch.



Songwriting: Days 1 - 3

  • We deconstruct the songwriting process, exploring how to write engaging lyrics and choose the chords to accompany them.

  • Each band works with one of our experienced tutors who help them to improve their songs.

  • The songs can be in any genre, not just rock. We encourage every band to be creative and original!


 Performing: Days 4 & 5 

  • On day four we head into the recording studio where the bands work with the studio's engineer to record their songs.

  • On the final day, the bands rehearse and work on their performing skills before playing at The Smokehouse music venue!


Beyond The Music

  • Our aim isn't just to improve musical skills, but to also help build confidence, self-esteem and team working skills that apply across all areas of life.

  • Attendees are encouraged to share their ideas and try new things. Be it by trying a new instrument or playing in front of other people for the first time.

  • Importantly, the Rock Schools are fun. We're firmly of the belief that learning should be an enjoyable experience, not a painful one!