It's a new term for Longford's School of Rock and with it comes new opportunities for Longford's budding musicians.
It's the third year of the programme, and this year, it's expanding to include piano/keyboard tuition and a new junior session for primary school children aged 9 – 12 years. The term has also extended, spanning from September to May, with two new performance concerts to look forward to.
This is added to the drum and guitar (acoustic, electric and bass) tuition already available at both beginner and intermediate levels.
A community-based music education organisation, School of Rock was founded to encourage and support young musicians in their development, and to allow them to jam with other like-minded individuals.
Thanking Longford County Arts Office and Templemichael College for their support over the past three years, a School of Rock spokesperson added; “We believe that playing music instruments and singing with other people is the best way to learn music and gain confidence to perform live.
“It also helps teenagers to meet other people who like music, gain personal confidence, social skills and problem-solving skills.”
The new term kicks off at the Outtake Community Studio, Templemichael Business Park, Ballinalee Road, Longford on Saturday, September 17 from 2 – 4pm. For more information, contact Owen Catterall on 086-3204122 or search for Longford School of Rock on Facebook.