Tuesday Jan 17

Student Videos

10 year old guitarist Harry

12 year old drummer Charlie

10 year old guitarist Zoe

10 year old Kieran

Welcome To Newbury Rock School!

Play In A Band During School Holidays!

Be Taught by real rock stars in a professional studio!

Championed by the worlds biggest bands and music press! Featured on TV!


Newbury Rock School gives all musicians and singers the chance to play in a band with people their own age group, writing and learning songs with a  live performance or recording at the end of the week.

The emphasis is on showing how much fun music can be, with astonishing results by the end of the week.

We don't have any age or ability restrictions, as we feel everyone should have the chance to play in a band, although we do keep students with similar ages together.

We have world class and famous musicians helping the bands get to the highest standard possible, whilst having a great time. The rock school is held in a top recording studio, which is fully air-conditioned with four sound proofed rooms.

A minimum of 2 professionals will always be available for each band at all times to ensure everyone gets maximum help, as well as tutors for individuals if they feel they need it.

Some of the professionals who come to teach include  Steve 'Smiley' Barnard (Robbie Williams, Joe Strummer, Squeeze), Jodie Hawkes (Chesney Hawkes, Pete Townsend), Ryan Burnett (Guitar Hero Live),Tom Swann (The Crave), C.J Evans (The Crave),Tim Love,(Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) Lee Thompson (Madness) Chesney Hawkes, Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper, The Almighty) Dan Morriss (Sion), Chris Persiva (Tin Soldiers), Dan Leigh (New Device) Plus others!

Our teachers have been featured in Guitarist Magazine, Total Guitar Magazine, Kerrang!, and many more!  They have also performed at venues such as the O2 Arena, NEC Arena and Hammersmith Apollo, as well as Download Festival and Sonisphere Festival!

We believe the above measures make our rock school a cut above the rest.

Newbury Rock School has been featured on TV around the world, and has attracted praise from some of the worlds biggest bands, including Metallica, Slash, Dream Theater and Linkin Park!

Our students 'The Mini Band' have become a worldwide internet sensation, playing Reading Festival and getting personal invites from Metallica and Dream Theater.

October 2016 rock schools will be October 26th to October 29th at Studio 91 with the performance at Prohibition in Newbury. There will be morning and afternoon sessions available, each running for 3 hours per day.

The cost will be £120 for four half days or £240 for four full days.

Times for the morning sessions are 9am till 12pm. Times for the afternoon sessions are 1pm to 4pm.

The performance day will be from approx 10am for both sessions.

If you wish to join, please contact us with your/child name, age and preferred time.

Payment can be made before rock school starts or on the first day. 

If for any reason you can't make it after booking in, we have a cancellation fee of £50 if we have over a weeks notice or full payment if less than one week.

Please feel free to join our Facebook group (link at the top of the page) which will have up to the minute news pictures and discussions!

Breaking News! Ryan Burnett, star of the new Guitar Hero Live game will be one of the teachers! 

Below is a documentary film made about our rock school. Click the picture below to watch.



Check out the video above, made by the kids at Newbury Rock School
Currently over 150,000 views on YouTube! 


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