BUDDING young rock stars are being invited to join a brand new hard-rocking music school when it launches in Colchester.
All Star Rock School is an immersive teaching and performing experience for drummers, guitarists, vocalists and keyboard players aged six and older.
The scheme’s tutors include professional musicians who have toured with a host of big-name bands and even played at some of the world’s biggest venues and music festivals.
Head tutor Ash Howard has toured playing drums with Pete Doherty’s indie giants The Libertines and also taught hundreds of students, many of whom are now professional musicians themselves.
He said: “We have created a unique experience for young people to be able to learn to play, perform and learn about the music industry.
“The response from Colchester has been amazing so far and we have an incredible team of tutors who, I believe will deliver an unparalleled experience for our students.”
Each two-hour All Star Rock School session will include practical music tuition, followed by an hour-long live rock band experience where students will perform sets learned as a band with their peers.
The Colchester school is already planning a big live showcase in the town once properly up and running and there will be field trips to gigs and the like in the future.
Founder of All Star Rock School Trevor Wheatley-Perry said: “Kids who love music want to be in an exciting environment where they can perform with their peers and learn from switched on adults who have the experiences they aspire to.
“I couldn’t see anything in the area which ticked all the boxes so, with help from a team of experts I decided to create my own brand with the aim to deliver something really special for kids and adults.
“The first session will be completely free of charge, so musicians of any ability can come along, play and perform and find out more about the project.
“It’s an exciting time, and we have had a great response so far.”
All Star Rock School Colchester launches on Tuesday, October 29, with its first session taking place at the Amphora Suite, Play Golf, in Bakers Lane.
To book a free place at the launch session, call 07525 401360 or visit allstarrockschool.com/colchester.