KZR Music


KZR Music Rock Sessions
Talented young musicians putting on a show at our Hemel Hempstead Rock Session during the Summer Holiday.

We believe that music is all about playing in bands, meeting new people and having fun. We carefully group our students (11-17 years) into small groups
for two full days (10am-4pm both days) of rehearsals, jamming and performing under the guidance of a dedicated instructor. The bands work towards the grand finale 'friends and family' showcase gig at the end of the final day. This professionally staged event makes rock stars out of all our students and they are buzzing with confidence afterwards.

Every band is made up of the classic rock line up (vocals/bass/drums/guitar/keys) and are carefully put together taking age and ability into consideration. The aim of our sessions is to give each student the experience of playing in a live band and to provide an opportunity for students to meet new musicial friends. Many of our older students submit their filmed performance towards their Music GCSE.

Check out the top two gig films on the right to see what a group of young musicians can sound like after only a few hours together at the KZR Rock Sessions.

Please note: our courses are not suitable for beginners. For instrument specific guidelines please refer to our FAQ's

Everything is done as a band in separate rehearsal rooms and led by professional teachers who act as coaches and bring out the very best in all our young musicians as they develop musically and socially during their time with us.
See 'Shut Up and Let Me Go' (below right) to see a younger band during rehearsals.

We have scheduled rehearsal sessions spread over the two days with regular 15 minute quiet breaks plus lunch where the different bands have a chance to relax, socialise and quiz the instructors.

We spend a huge amount of time selecting and arranging suitable songs for the bands on our sessions. We don't like be to too obvious in our choices and regularly go 'off the beaten track' introducing new bands and artists to our students. We cover both classic and modern rock songs, some which will get you rocking as a band in no time and others which may prove more challenging.

Examples of songs which have worked well include Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes, Use Somebody by Kings of Leon, Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix, Uprising by MUSE and Teenage Kicks by The Undertones.

We always encourage our students to suggest songs ahead of the session, often in our growing KZR Music facebook group, as it's a great way to involve our young musicians in the programme and also means that we keep our fingers on the pulse!

Daytripper by The Beatles - Gig 2011

Hot 'n' Cold by Katy Perry - Gig 2011

Shut Up And Let Me Go - Rehearsal 2010

The bands get to perform to each other at the end of the first day which provides a great opportunity for students and instructors to feedback suggestions on areas to work on prior to the BIG grand finale gig to family and friends at 3pm on the final day.

Mums, dads, grandparents, brothers, sisters and friends come down for the big grand finale gig.

Our sessions take place in Hemel Hempstead which is on the Herts/Beds/Bucks borders just north of London. Both Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley are well served by the M1, M25 & A41.

Heath Barn is a 17th century building which forms part of The Hemel Hempstead School. It is a stunning dedicated music block with a large concert hall and numerous practice rooms.

Address: Heath Barn, Hemel Hempstead School, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP1 1NP.

The Rudolph Steiner School is also based in the Kings Langley area of Hemel Hempstead and we are very lucky to have use of the music rooms and theatre.

Address: Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Herts WD4 9HG.

Heath Barn, Hemel Hempstead School.
Heath Barn, the music block at The Hemel Hempstead School.

The Rudolph Steiner School.

Our courses are not suitable for beginners. Our students do need to have some experience of playing their instrument and a minimum of two years is advised. As the engine of a band, drummers need be especially confident in their playing and should ideally have played in a band setting before. Drummers & Vocalists should always contact us before booking. For instrument specific guidelines please refer to our Complete FAQ's or contact us and we'll be happy to discuss.

Girls & Boys | Ages 11-17 | Intermediate to Advanced
Vocals | Guitar | Keys | Bass | Drums

Two day sessions
(10am to 4pm) £125