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October Rock School


Last month Kick Music Schools offered us three spaces for young people accessing some of our other music projects to join their October Rock School.

Kick started running their Rock Schools back in 2009 with the goal to create an experience that would aid and inspire young people that love music to start making their own. Going beyond just developing musical skills, they provide a vehicle for building confidence, self-esteem and team working skills that can be of value across all areas of their lives.

Two young people from New Gen and one from South Street Kids attend the five day project, developing their skills and confidence before ending the week with a live performance at The Smokehouse. All of the young people involved were fantastic, they were ready to give anything a go and really made the most out of the week. 

Ian, one of the Kick Music Schools tutors, was especially impressed and had this to say:

Although it was the first time any of the young people had participated in something like this all three young people were receptive to new ideas, learned new skills and overcame personal challenges while simultaneously conducting themselves brilliantly, demonstrating nothing but maturity, hard work, focus and respect towards the other participants, facilities and staff, throughout the whole week. All three young people brought real value to their groups and the week as a whole.

Along with others on the program our three young people formed a band “3 Year Old Writer”, and put on a fantastic gig on the Friday. You can watch the performances here.

Sienna, one of our Rock School attendees had this to say about her experience:

I found rock school a great opportunity to build my confidence as we had the chance to get to know people that we have never met before and perform with them as a band. I also found that I learnt a lot, I learnt how to play the bass guitar and play the drums more advanced.

Thank you to everyone at Kick Music Schools for giving our young people such a brilliant week!

The dates for the 2020 Rock Schools have now been released, you can find out more information and sign up for them here on the Kick Music Schools website.

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