Learn to play everything from pop and rock to folk, acoustic, and metal.
For: Primary Year 6, Secondary level Key Stage 3 to 5. Any instrument and level of playing is welcome Dates: Weekly, during term time. See details below.
If songwriting and playing in a band is your thing, then School of Rock & Pop is for you. We run several centres across the county where you can learn to play everything from pop and rock to folk, acoustic, and metal.
School of Rock & Pop is a weekly workshop that offers students the chance to play as part of a band and develop performance technique and stage presence, as well as arranging and composing songs. Students are supported by established musicians and songwriters who will help the bands write their first song through to performing at their first gig. Our groups also have the chance to record their music, appear on radio and perform on the Cambridge Junction stage.
Venues and times
It takes place at the following places and times - register using the ensembles booking form to receive the latest schedule: Cottenham Village College: Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm Soham Village College: Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm Linton Village College. Tuesdays 3:15-4:45pm Trumpington Community College. Coming soon!
- Songwriting and arranging
- Performance skills
- How the music industry works
- How to record songs
£30 per term (10 sessions)
If you are a school after a Rock & Pop centre please do get in contact with us. We do ask that schools can provide rehearsal space and equipment such as drum kits, pianos, and microphones.
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THE GROWING UNDERSTANDING OF SONG WRITING HAS ENABLED STUDENT BANDS TO CREATE THEIR OWN MUSIC AND THEIR OWN STYLE."