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School of Rock

School of Rock - Saturday school for Fortismere students 


After a very successful start, the School of Rock will be continuing at the Music Centre in the Autumn Term and students will be able to choose either a morning or an afternoon session. It will run for ten Saturdays each term-time from 9 am to 12 noon AND from 12.30 - 3.30. It is led by the musician James Wignall. James has extensive experience as the lead guitarist, principal songwriter, and vocalist in the band Cheatahs. Signed to Wichita Recordings, Cheatahs released two albums, and a number of singles and EPs, with songs gaining airplay on stations including Radio 1 and 6 Music. The band also toured extensively in Europe and North America, and played numerous high-profile festivals. Currently, James is a commercial film composer and lecturer, and is studying for a PhD in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London.


Students have a mix of guidance and sessions from James, plus time for the bands to practise on their own. Each term ends with a gig for friends and family.

*** Register your interest for the Autumn Term now! ***

James Wignall, teacher of School of Rock
Album covers of James Wignall's rock band
Summer Term 2024  Saturdays, 9 am - 12 noon

Saturday, 20th April

Saturday, 27th April

Saturday, 4th May

Saturday, 11th May

Saturday, 18th May

CLOSED FOR HALF TERM (25th May and 1st June)

Saturday, 8th June

Saturday, 15th June

Saturday, 22nd June 

Saturday, 29th June

Saturday, 6th July

Termly subscription

Subscriptions for each term are £150.00 for 10 sessions, due at the start of each term - please complete the form below to register your interest and be placed on a waiting list.

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