FAQ

We run two hour sessions that are educational, inspiring and above all, fun. We do provide one to one tuition but our focus is building confidence, friendship and the camaraderie that only comes with being part of a band.  Our sessions include not only learning your choice of one or many instruments but also the opportunity to get up and play with other students.  There is no pressure to perform, only encouragement. When students are ready, which is usually within the first two or three lessons, they can get up on stage and perform what they've learned in a gig like setting. Cheered on by their new friends. We work toward putting on live performances for students, small informal sessions to parents, friends and families, we book larger gigs when students feel they are ready and we record tracks at professional sound studios.  We believe our schools delivery a more exciting, engaging and confidence  building platform.

We have created 4 distinct programs. Explorer, for children under 6 years old. Juniors 6 – 11 years old. Seniors 12 – 18 years old and Adults, from 18 to any age. We currently run Junior and Senior sessions with the Explorer and Adults being released soon.

MUSIC, MUSIC and MUSIC!  Each session is designed to improve every aspect of playing an instrument and building confidence in live performances. Sessions will vary but will include one to one and one to several tuition from our experienced talented tutors together with a live band performance practicing the tracks they’ve learned in a gig environment.  Students create their own bands and identities and build up their experiences to put on small shows for families and friends and bigger shows at the summer and winter breaks.

Each session last two hours and costs £20. Payments are made before each session and we ask parents to pay termly in advance. Please be aware that spaces are limited, in each session and we are sometimes will operate a waiting list.

No !  Absolute beginners are welcome and we encourage all students to try different instruments to see what suits their style best.

NO! Beginners are more than welcome. New students do not need an audition and everyone of all abilities is accepted. We encourage students to try all the instruments before making any decisions. All new students work at their own pace within a supportive and encouraging environment.

Yes, we offer every new student one free taster session.

Please keep an eye on our latest locations https://allstarrockschool.com/locations/ and visit the page for your local school

Yes. We understand the importance of child safeguarding. Anyone who works with or comes into contact with children and young people will have been DBS vetted, trained and comply with our safeguarding policy. Details of which can be found on our website

Yes. We have a nominated child protection lead who takes responsibility for child protection and safeguarding on a daily basis. Additionally, we also have someone at a senior level who oversees child protection.

Yes. All out tutors’ knowledge about child protection is kept up to date and anyone who works with children will have regular opportunities to reflect on their experiences and improve their practice.

Yes. A behaviour code for adults and children/young people sets out our organisation's expectations and makes it clear what behaviour is and is not acceptable.

Yes. Our safeguarding and child protection policy statement is easily available for children and families to access.

Yes. It's important for us to proactively create and maintain a safer culture.

This includes:

  • continuously reviewing our child protection policies, practice and procedures;
  • displaying information about Childline and the NSPCC helpline so that children and adults know where they can go for help and advice;
  • giving children and young people the opportunity to discuss topics such as online safety and healthy relationships;
  • making sure children and young people know our organisation is a safe place to raise any concerns they may have.

Yes. If we make a verbal child protection referral to a statutory agency, we always confirm this in writing within 48 hours.

Yes. It's vital that we have clear procedures in place so that if allegations of abuse are made against an adult who is working or volunteering in our organisation, we handle it in appropriate and responsible way in line with our processes.

Yes. We have clear procedures in place so that if allegations of abuse are made against a child who is involved with our organisation, we know how to respond within an agreed plan.

It's important that we continually review and improve our safeguarding practice. We do this annually our  safeguarding resources

Yes. We have a written anti-bullying policy statement and procedures. This explains how our organisation will prevent and respond to incidents of bullying and cyberbullying. This is made available to staff, volunteers, children and families.

Yes. Our behaviour code should include examples of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.

Yes. It's important  for us to proactively create and maintain a safer culture in our organisation. This includes having regular discussions with young people about bullying and making sure they know who to talk to if they are worried about anything.