Budding singers and musicians prepare to rock as new music school opens in Milton Keynes

The Rock Project with lead tutor Chris Allum
The Rock Project with lead tutor Chris Allum

The next generation of singers and musicians will be able to fine-tune their talents with The Rock Project, a brand new school opening in the new city this September.

Four new classes will be on offer when The Rock Project franchise opens a Milton Keynes franchise, with sessions for children and adults being held at a variety of venues.

The Rock Project Milton Keynes school will run on Mondays at Fulbrook Middle School in Woburn Sands; on Tuesdays at Great Linford Primary School; on Wednesdays at Romans Field School in Bletchley; and on Thursdays at Chestnuts Primary School in Bletchley.

Weekly two-hour sessions will enable students to learn popular songs, from Bruno Mars to ACDC, either on the guitar, drums, keyboard or bass.

Students will unite at the end of every class to play live, with a view to working towards performing onstage in a concert for family and friends in the summer.

The school is being launched by musician Chris Allum who has been working for The Rock Project Berkshire as a bass tutor for the past two years.

The 29-year-old is relocating to Milton Keynes from Reading to run the school and has recruited seven tutors from the region to join him.

He said: “It is so empowering learning to play an instrument and then performing together. It encourages young people away from electronic screens and to instead use their time to learn a new skill whilst working with others to perform. It’s an incredible achievement and extremely fulfilling to watch the young people develop both in their musical ability and confidence.”

Classes start on Monday, September 3. For more information and to book a free taster session visit mk.therockproject.com, or find The Rock Project MK on Facebook.