Budding rock stars are being given the chance to make a big noise by joining the latest Rock School sessions being held in the city.
Factory Street Studios are running three sessions starting next month for young rockers – aged 13 to 18 year olds – with eight places available on each.
Each Rock School takes place over five days and covers everything from forming a band to recording your own CD. Led by professional musicians the sessions are a great way of learning and having fun.
Thanks to funding from Incommunities Foundation a number of FREE places per session are being offered to young people living in rented homes with the housing group.
The normal cost of a place at one of the Rock School sessions is £199 which includes all teaching and refreshments.
Bookings are now been taken for all three sessions of Rock School. These are on:-
Monday, 2nd April – Friday, 6th April
Monday, 4th June – Friday, 8th June
Monday, 23rd July– Friday, 27th July
Each session runs from 10am to 4pm each day
At the end of each session, the young participants are given the chance to ‘rock the house’ by playing a gig in front of their family and friends.
Last year, 41 young people and adults took part in Rock School. Several ‘graduates’ went on to form ‘Thirteen16’ who played at the last Bingley Music Live in September.
Factory Street Studios at Dudley Hill was set up in 2009 by Amy Eden and her husband Alex.
Amy Eden said: “Rock School is a five day music experience and the chance for young people to make their first steps into the music business.
“We are delighted to team up with Incommunities to offer a string of fully funded places at this year’s school. These places are sure to be snapped up quickly so book now.
“As well as being great fun for young people we also encourage parents to come along and join in. Rock School aims to be a really positive activity for everyone.”
Lynda Harrison, Chair of the Incommunities Foundation Board said: “Rock School 2011 offers young people from across the district a terrific opportunity to develop their creative talent, meet new friends and build their self confidence.
“Incommunities Foundation is delighted to team up with the organisers to offer these free places to young Incommunities tenants and the chance to learn from professional musicians. It’s a great way to make the most of the school holidays and our involvement shows our commitment to improving lives in communities.”
To book your place at Rock School 2012 ring Amy on 01274 682125.