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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.

2018 Rock Schools: 30 Jul-3 Aug • 27-31 Aug • 22-26 Oct

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

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CAlling ALL Young Musicians IN Ipswich!

The Rock Schools take place over five days during the school holidays at South Street Studios in Ipswich, and are open to all 10-16 year olds.

Under the guidance of our expert tutors, attendees form bands (grouped by age and ability), write and record original music and on the final day perform a concert for friends and family at The Smokehouse music venue.

We have three Rock Schools remaining this year:

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

  • 27th - 31st August

  • 22nd - 26th October.

For pricing, itinerary and additional information on each Rock School visit the Book A Place page and select the relevant dates. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

HOW IT WORKS...

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Songwriting: Days 1 - 3

  • We deconstruct the songwriting process, exploring how to write engaging lyrics and music 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!) and we encourage all of our bands to be creative and original!

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Performing: Days 4 & 5

  • On day four, the bands head into the recording studio where they work with the studio's engineer to capture a good performance of each song. Adding overdubs (extra guitar parts or vocals) where necessary.

  • On final day, the Rock School bands rehearse and work on stage presence before performing a concert at The Smokehouse music venue!

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BEYOND MUSIC

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

  • Attendees are encouraged to share their ideas and try new things. Be it by trying a new instrument or performing in public 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!

 
 
 
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