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Latest News

Autumn Term Dates Posted Online

Posted: 17/07/17

All the Autumn term dates for all if our schools can be found on our website now. Go to Home Page Information for Patents What’s on at My Child’s School Then type in the full name of your child’s school

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Fantastic Year 12 Composing

Posted: 24/05/17

Here we see Torrell working with Alison on one if his BTEC compositions. This is a fantastic piece and for the first tutorial Alison was extremely impressed. Watch this space for more if Torrell’s composition and song writing.

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Check Out Student Progress

Posted: 03/05/17

Since returning after Easter the progress being made by our students all round is outstanding. We are now in the exam season and we are supporting many of our students with grade exams as well as work towards GCSE and A Level performances. Several of our students are working in Diploma and Music College recitals and we are working hard […]

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Jack Hendy and his Band Avenoir Through to the Battle of the Bands Final at the O2 Arena in Leeds

Posted: 22/04/17

Today we are celebrating the fact the Jack Hendy, one Alison’s outstanding Year 11 Drummers and his band Avenoir have been successful in all the heats of the Battle of the Bands competition. They are through to the finals to be staged at the Leeds O2 arena in 20 July. It’s set to be a fantastic final with some outstanding […]

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Lessons Recommence Week of Monday 24 April

Posted: 22/04/17

All one to one lessons and band programmes in all schools recommence week of Monday 24 April. All after school clubs begin again week commencing 24 April. All school programmes begin week commencing 24 April.

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Amazing Year 4 Drumming at Burley Oaks

Posted: 07/04/17

Alison is working really hard to prepare her Burley Oaks Year 4 children to perform in the forthcoming Musical SoirĂ©e. Here we see the children working with Alison and Nathan one of our graduate trainees and also with our loyal and brilliant Year 11 student Jack Hendy. Alison wrote this piece for the children and has insisted they learn it […]

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Lara is Working Towards Her Grade 6 Rockschool Bass Guitar a Exam

Posted: 07/04/17

Lara is doing brilliantly as she prepares for her grade 6 Bass Guitar Rockschool exam. Here she is working on her Viva Tarantino solo with Alison and gas cone up with a really stylistic improvised rendition. Sounds brilliant!

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Alison Preparing a Year 4 Student for his First Drum Exam

Posted: 07/04/17

Check out this brilliant performance. Here we see one of Alison’s year 4 students as he prepares for his first Debut Rockschool grade exam. This was the first time he put his piece with the backing track and played it perfectly. We are hoping he gets a grade exam result in July!!

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Fantastic Piano Playing

Posted: 29/03/17

Check out one of our fantastic year 7 Pianists playing a popular melody on the Piano. He has learnt this by heart and plays it so musically. What a brilliant rendition.

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Summer Term Newsletters Now Published

Posted: 21/03/17

The Summer term newsletters/ dates for all of our programmes in schools have been sent in the post and by email to parents. All the information can also be viewed on our website: Go to: Information for Parents What’s on at your child’s school Type in the full name of the school

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Ben Walker: Professional Bass Guitarist

Posted: 20/03/17

Ben Walker: Professional Bass Guitarist: Ex Learn to Rock Students Check out one of Alison’s ex Bass Guitar students Ben Walker playing this fantastic arrangement he has written of John Patitucci’s Meditations. Ben studied Bass Guitar with Alison for 7 years whilst at Dixons City Technology College.  He achieved a tremendous 97 / 100 for his Rock School grade 8 […]

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Singing and Drumming at Burley Oaks

Posted: 20/03/17

Our tutors and students at Burley Oaks have been hard at work this term in Singing and Drumming. Have a look at our fantastic R and B Choir and our Year 4 students preparing for the Musical Soiree to be staged at the school on Wednesday 17 May. Even more drumming!!!! Such concentration! #learntorock pic.twitter.com/lBW7qFCH0t — Burley Oaks (@BurleyOaks) March […]

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