School of Rock returns for a second season

Kian Johnston, Aidan Grey, and Johnathon Reilly at the School of Rock. Photo: Shelley Corcoran
Following on from its successful first term, Longford’s School of Rock is returning this February, with a few new opportunities for young, local musicians.

Following on from its successful first term, Longford’s School of Rock is returning this February, with a few new opportunities for young, local musicians.

Started in October 2014, the School of Rock offers teenage musicians the chance to develop skills in band and gigging management, and also receive tuition in guitar, percussion and voice.

Offering a social outlet for the budding musicians, the intiative also gave them a chance to form friendships and connections and to perform live.

Led by the Longford School Completion Programme, the School of Rock features the talents of Longford musicians, who are keen to pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation.

Funded b y Longford SCP last year, the initiative has received a grant from Longford Arts Office to develop and operate season two, which kicks off on Saturday, February 7.

There are a few changes to this year’s programme, including an opportunity to make a music television programme and the chance to play an end-of-season concert at the Little Blue Room.

School of Rock season 2 starts from 2pm to 4pm on February 7 at Templemichael College and costs just €40 for the term. Places are limited and therefore, early booking is advised.

For more information or to register your interest, contact shane@scplongford.com or search for School of Rock Longford on Facebook.