Facilities at Harwich Rock School Centre.

November 2018 Show at the Westcliff Theatre Clacton.


What are the plans for the Rock School Club in the next few months?

Given we comply with Government Guidelines for COVID 19 Safeguarding we plan to start regular Monday and Wednesday sessions on 1st June.  These sessions will be free and hopefully run through to the beginning of September without break.

Anyone that does not feel well should not attend the session. One band at a time will enter the building with a specific start time, hand sanitiser will be provided on entry and the band will move directly into a rehearsal room. These will be marked with tape to ensure 2 metre separation. We request that all musicians bring their own instruments with plectrum and drumsticks. Mics will have new filters and will be changed after every band.  We would prefer non-vocalists to wear a protective mask and you can make your own style. After finishing the session, the band will move directly out of the building. All bands will have accurate arrival times so that we get no mixing of bands when they go in and out. Should all work out fine and should be easier than it sounds!

Monday  7 September to Friday 23 October – 7 weeks
Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December – 7 weeks

Join Rock School -New members are welcome and you do not need to be able to play. You can join at any time. Contact us now to register your interest phone Toby on 07713 336919

Harwich Centre-We have three studios, one for acoustic and small bands and two fully equipped with drums, amps and PA. We run sessions between 5-9 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and are open on Thursdays between 5-9 pm. We provide all equipment and a one hour supervised session for £4.00 per week for participants. This includes a weekly class and pop-in sessions when we are open.

CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING Jaywick Cente Martello Tower – The Rock School also runs regular sessions at Jaywick Martello Tower on Tuesdays with hourly between 5-9pm. We provide all equipment and a one hour supervised session. 


 CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING. Primary School six week courses -After school six week engagement courses in Primary Schools operate across Tendring.  Currently we have run sessions at Hamford Primary -Walton, Frobisher -Jaywick, Wix Primary, Kirby Primary and Tendring Primary. The project includes six band sessions with two Music Leaders and a final in school performance for families and friends. Primary schools that are interested in supporting these afterschool sessions in their school should contact Toby on 07713 336919.

The Rock School was set up by local people, who obtained a building, raised funds and built the rehearsal rooms and studios. The charity has run for ten years and former students now teach and run the sessions. Students won the MFY National Partnership Awards for Rock Pop and Urban in 2013 and 2014,  and bands played at the Music for Youth Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in 2016, 2014, and 2012. In 2018 two acts were invited to visit Biberach Germany to play in an “English Week” Concert.