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.
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.
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.
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.
'Shut Up and Let Me Go' (below right) to see a younger band
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
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.
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!