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.
Venues and times
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.
It takes place at the following places and times with 10 sessions per term- register using the ensembles booking form to receive the latest schedule: Cottenham Village College: Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm
Dates: Autumn 18/10/19, 06/11/19, Spring 15/01/19, 26/02/20, Summer 22/04/20, 10/06/20 Soham Village College: Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm
Dates: Autumn 18/10/19, 06/11/19, Spring 15/01/19, 26/02/20, Summer 22/04/20, 10/06/20 Linton Village College. Tuesdays 3:15-4:45pm
Dates: Autumn 17/10/19, 05/11/19, Spring 14/01/19, 25/02/20, Summer 21/04/20, 09/06/20 Trumpington Community College. Coming soon!
- Songwriting and arranging
- Performance skills
- How the music industry works
- How to record songs
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.
£30 per term (10 sessions)
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