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Congratulations to Dr Owen Williams OBE

Posted: 03/01/20

We are delighted to share some double fantastic news. One of Alison’s adult Bass Guitar students Mr Owen Williams ( the CEO for Calderdale and Kirklees NHS trust) has been recognised in the Queens New Years Honours list and has been awarded an OBE for services to the health service. In addition to this celebration Owen in December successfully completed […]

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Spring Term Lesson Dates Now Online

Posted: 03/12/19

For lesson and band dates in all schools and evening ventures please check: 1. Information for patents 2. What’s on at my child’s school 3. Type in the full name if the school 4. All dates available

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Summer Term Dates Now Available

Posted: 10/09/19

The Summer term dates can be seen as follows Information to parents What’s on at my Child’s School? Type in the full name if the school or evening venue All the dates are there.

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Fantastic Exam Results

Posted: 20/08/18

We have a record year for outstanding Music exam results.  Again for the 30th year of entry for examinations in general and our 10th Learn to Rock Year we have had no fails in our Music Graded exams. Due to our privacy policy and in line with our GDPR policy we will now not publish the names of our students. However check out the […]

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Posted: 15/06/18

Our GDPR policy is now available to view Go to: Information for parents View the left hand drop box The first item: GDPR policy

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Autumn Term Dates Now Available to View

Posted: 15/06/18

Our Autumn term 2018 dates are available to view. Go to: 1. Information for Parents 2. What’s on at your Child’s School 3. Type in the full name of the school

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Summer Term Dates Available

Posted: 27/03/18

All summer term dates in all schools are now available to view online. Please go to ‘Information for Parents’ What’s on at My Child’s School Type in the full name of the school and you will be able to view all teaching dates.

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Gareth Allatt Success at the Royal Northern College of Music

Posted: 23/12/17

We are delighted to announce that Gareth Allatt, one of Alison’s Bass Guitar students, has been successful in gaining a place at the prestigious Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. After a gruelling day of auditions, Music theory exams and interviews and with over 700 Bass Guitar applicants for 6 places Gareth was successful and has been offered an […]

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Spring 2018 Teaching Dates Online Now

Posted: 17/11/17

The Spring 2018 teaching dates have been sent in the recent newsletters to parents. Please also find the details of all our teaching dates in all schools by checking as follows 1. Homepage 2. Parents- Information for Parents 3. What’s on at your Child’s School? 4. Type in the full name of the school

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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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Jack Hendy and Avenoir

Posted: 07/09/17

Following the recent performances by Avenoir and our Jack Hendy (Drums) at the O2 Academy in Leeds and Reading/ Leeds Festival check out ‘Upcoming Events’ to see details of upcoming gigs and single/ video release.

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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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