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
HOW IT WORKS...
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!