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Track Student Progress

Each term we will be tracking selected students to demonstrate their progress in one to one or small group lessons. Please check again soon for updates.

Fantastic Summer Session Exam results

Posted: 03/10/17

Well done to everyone who took Music exams this summer. Great results all round. Well done students and tutors for all the hard work and effort which goes into preparing for the exams. Alison Exam Results Summer Session 2017 Name of Student Year Group Exam Board Instrument Grade Result Sam Evans 5 Associated Board Classical Guitar 3 Distinction Rory Andrews […]

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Celebrating the Success of Former Student

Posted: 25/08/17

Celebrating the success of former Learn to Rock student: Ben Walker: bass guitar: tutor: Alison Smith 2001 to 2007 We would like to acknowledge the tremendous success of a former student of our Director Alison Smith:  Ben Walker. Ben was a student at Dixons City Technology College from 2000 to 2007. In that time Ben was a committed musician to […]

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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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Jack and Alison are Working in Jack’s Leavers Assembly Performance

Posted: 05/05/17

This week in Jack’s lesson Alison was working on helping Jack pick a fantastic set of songs to perform in his Year 11 leavers assembly in Friday. They decided on a mixed set of songs featuring: Latin, a fusion of Reggae Metal and a heavy Rock song. Jack sounds fantastic! It should be a great assembly!

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Year 6 to 8 Performances

Posted: 03/05/17

Here will see some of our Year 6 to 8 students at work on preparing performances for our Summer Performance.

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Year 3 Guitar Work

Posted: 03/05/17

Our Year 3 Classical and Electric students are working hard and producing outstanding results. Here we see some pre grade 1 Classical Guitar work and one of our new students learning the art of improvisation over a given song.

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Year 4 Drumming

Posted: 03/05/17

Our Year 4 students continue to make outstanding progress. The first example shows one of our students performing a piece that he has composed himself to play at the Musical Soirée concert later this month. Fantastic composition and performance of it. We also see one student working on his first exam grade, we are hoping for a really high mark. […]

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Year 11 to 13 Students Preparing for Grade 8 and Diploma’s

Posted: 03/05/17

Here we see some of our older students working in high level grades and Diplomas. Fantastic Improvisations and immense levels of Musicality. We are proud to say that we have taught these students from beginner level. Even more proud to see what they are achieving week after week!

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Reception and Year 1 are drumming fantastically!

Posted: 03/05/17

Have a look at our Reception and Year 1 Drummers!! They are doing brilliantly in there group session. Here we see them grooving and filling using simple crotchet beat rhythms.

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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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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 Soirée. 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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