Play rock, pop, metal, folk or acoustic and write your own songs
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.
You learn to play as part of a band and develop performance technique and stage presence, as well as arranging and composing songs – both on your own and with others. Students are supported by established musicians and songwriters who help with composition and arrangements. You may also have the chance to perform and compete in a variety of concert opportunities throughout the year, including Cambridge Junction.
It's also a great activity to do as part of an Arts Award at all levels.
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 - starting on 19th September 2018 Soham Village College: Wednesdays 3:15-4:45pm - starting on 19th September 2018 Linton Village College. Tuesdays 3:15-4:45pm - starting on 11th September 2018 Trumpington Community College. Coming soon!
If you already play any instrument that is great, but complete beginners are also welcome.
We provide drum kits, piano and microphones, however we only have so much, so please do bring along guitars, leads, sticks or your own instrument.
Schools provide a space for practise and access top equipment on site such as pianos, drum kits etc.
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"Music Factory has had a huge impact on the musicianship, creativity and quality of our young rock musicians.
The growing understanding of song writing has enabled student bands to create their own music and their own style."
"MUSIC FACTORY HAS HAD A HUGE IMPACT ON THE MUSICIANSHIP, CREATIVITY AND QUALITY OF OUR YOUNG ROCK MUSICIANS.
THE GROWING UNDERSTANDING OF SONG WRITING HAS ENABLED STUDENT BANDS TO CREATE THEIR OWN MUSIC AND THEIR OWN STYLE."