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School of Rock

School of Rock - new Saturday school for Fortismere students 


We're very excited to confirm that the School of Rock will be starting at the Music Centre in January 2024. It will take place on Saturdays during term-time from 9 am to 12 noon and will be 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 will have a mix of guidance and sessions from James, plus time for the bands to practise on their own. Each term will end with a gig for friends and family. Band groups will be established in the first week or so, so if groups of friends are already in bands then sign up together for this great opportunity.

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Spring Term 2024  Saturdays, 9 - 12 

Saturday January 13th, 20th, 27th
Saturday February 3rd, 10th

** Half term break **

Saturday February 24th
Saturday March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

** Easter holiday break **

Termly subscription

Subscriptions for each term are £150.00 for 10 sessions, due at the start of each term - please complete the form below and an invoice will be sent to you..​​

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