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.

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 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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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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Great Music Making

Posted: 11/03/17

See several examples of our fantastic Music performance in recent weeks.

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Gareth and Alison Jamming to Build a Solo Vocabulary

Posted: 31/01/17

Here we see Gareth in year 13, who is working towards his Rockschool Bass Guitar Diploma, jamming to develop a solo vocabulary for some of his chosen pieces.

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More Brilliant Year 4 Drumming

Posted: 29/01/17

Here we see one of our fantastic Year 4 boys in his lesson with Alison. He was working on constructing one bar fills using Toms and Bass Drum. His grooves were focused in developing a standard pop beat into a Latin flavoured groove by incorporating the Toms.

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Alison and Jack Grooving using Parradiddles

Posted: 26/01/17

Here we see Alison working with Jack, in Year 11, on developing a Steve Gadd Parradiddle exercise and experimenting with Inverted Parradiddles using a Latin style double Bass Drum beat and use of Toms. This principle will feed into one of the solo sections for the Rockschool grade 8 piece Drum piece ‘Meet Darth Ear’.

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William Wood Amazing Exam Success

Posted: 30/11/16

I am absolutely proud to publish that one of my students William Wood, only in Year 7, has passed his grade 1 Rockschool Drum exam with 97/100 a very high distinction! He got full marks for all his pieces, technical exercises, sight reading and general musicianship questions. Only losing 3 marks on the listening tests! What a brilliant result for […]

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Jack Hendy Sounding Fantastic in Preps for his Leeds College of Music Auditions

Posted: 20/11/16

Here we see Jack working hard on preparing two very contrasting pieces for his Leeds College of Music auditions in January. He is sounding fantastic!

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