Rock School

Our aim at Rock School is to help young people take part in music and share in the great rewards it can bring.
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Let's get ready to rock

Our aim at Rock School is to help young people take part in music and share in the great rewards it can bring.

If you are in school years 5-13 you can come to Rock School to learn, improve and gain experience as a singer, drummer, guitarist or bass player. In fact, if you sign up for one instrument you can attend another completely free!

‘Beginner’ and ‘improver’ sessions are an hour long and, although the focus is on learning your instrument, there are still opportunities to play together as a band every half term.

‘Intermediate’ and ‘advanced’ sessions are for more experienced players and are 2 hours long. During the first hour all groups learn the same song with the second hour spent playing as a band in a fully equipped space including vocal PA, guitar amps and drum kit.

The Wednesday 5-6 slot is our Junior Rock School session, so if you’re in year 5 or 6 this one is especially for you.

If you’re interested in Rock School you’re very welcome to come along and join us for a session to see what goes on and to give us a chance to assess the best group for you. 

Check out the MK Rock School YouTube channel and the MK Rock School Facebook page to see what we are all about!

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Rock School enquiry form 2019

Tell us about you - the student

This helps us work out which group to put you with

you can add more than one option

This helps let us know which groups to put you in

By submitting this form you are saying that it is OK for us to contact you.

The Rock School teachers are all highly experienced performing and recording musicians dedicated to helping students learn and master their instruments and to get the most from playing and performing together.

Events such as the Rock School Riot and Showcase gigs at The Craufurd and other MK venues give students the chance to extend their experience and play live in front of an audience in a pro setting.

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Here’s how the sessions are organised:

Give us your details and we will be in touch shortly and remember your first two sessions are free!

 

MONDAY

GROUP

GUITAR

DRUMS

BASS GUITAR

VOCALS

5-6pm Level Two

Improvers

Beginners and

Improvers

No sessions

No session

6-8pm Level Three

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate

All welcome

Wednesday

GROUP

GUITAR

DRUMS

BASS GUITAR

VOCALS

5-6pm Level One

Junior Rock School

Improvers

Beginners/Improvers

No session

6-8pm Level Four

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

All singers with

some experience

What it costs

Rock School is excellent value compared to the cost of private lessons or 20 minute instrumental lessons in school.

  • Junior Rock School is £49.50 per term
  • Senior Rock School is £95.00 per term

You could attend up to 2 instrument groups to a maximum of 4 hours. In addition, depending on circumstances, you may be eligible for reduction in fees of up to 75%.  If you'd like to come and try MK Rock School then fill out the form above.

For Rock School term dates visit our Music Centre News page.

We hope to meet you soon!

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Testimonials from parents:    

  • "My son had a fantastic experience with you... he was buzzing.  It pleases me especially as he lacks self confidence and so loves playing the guitar and the format he described allows him to be braver with the past time he loves."
     
  • "I have been meaning for the last couple of years to formally contact you and say thank you for the hard work you and the other tutors do at Rock School every week. I have however, just come home from the end of year show and blown away does not describe how I feel right now. The quality of all the young musicians you coach was astounding, the sheer delight in their eyes was heart-warming and the understated encouragement, warmth and support you gave them was humbling…thank you for doing what you do, the show was truly amazing."
     
  • "On a more personal note you have nurtured Ted (and I am sure others) and helped him believe in himself; you challenge him when it is appropriate and support him when he needs it, you do all of this with a palpable passion for young talent and the music they play. Because of this he plays the guitar and now drums with a passion and confidence that goes beyond his natural comfort zone…thank you for making him feel so special."
     
  • "Rock School is an amazing opportunity for young people to find their passions for all music in a safe, supporting and enlivening environment. You must be very proud of yourself and the other tutors for creating this vibrant atmosphere."
     
  • "Ted and all of us in his family are very grateful to you all."

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Last Updated: 8 June 2021