Starting the 16th of February through until the 20th, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, The Bunker will be hosting a Rock School for young people aged 8-13 during the half-term. The course aims to provide young people with new opportunities: a chance to make new friends via the power of music, and the chance to receive musical tuition, enhance abilities, and perhaps even form bands of their own.
The week begins with ‘Back to Basics’ – an introduction to the course, and an evaluation of where abilities currently are. The participants get hands-on and learn about the basics of the instruments they choose.
Then, it’s ‘Bang Your Own Drum’. This is a djembe drum session in which everyone will come together and develop their musical abilities whilst forming a bond with other young people. This will continue into Wednesday where there will be a particular focus on band dynamics, furthering their knowledge.
Thursday and Friday are dedicated to writing and recording a song together. Games will be used to, again, continue to form bonds, keep the course fun but also to help with the song writing process. Eventually, the young people will record their song and leave with a copy of it to take home with them.
Liam Huitson, Music Business Co-ordinator at the Bunker added:
‘I think this will be a great opportunity for young people to get together and have a go at something they might not have tried before. There are endless possibilities to what you can do with music, and hopefully these young people can achieve something wonderful.’
For more information on how to book a placement or to simply find out more, contact us:
Tel. 0191 567 1777