Frequently asked questions
WHO ARE ALL STAR ROCK SCHOOL?
All Star Rock. School was established in 2019 with its first school in Ipswich. Our vision is to create engaging, safe environments where young people could develop their love of music, build social confidence and become part of something special in their lives. The founding team come from a range of career backgrounds and experiences but with one common interest, the love of great music and the desire to give children the opportunity to learn and perform.
how does All star rock school's approach compare to private TUITION?
We run two hour sessions that are educational, inspiring and above all, fun. We do provide one to one tuition but our focus is building confidence, friendship and the camaraderie that only comes with being part of a band. Our sessions include not only learning your choice of one or many instruments but also the opportunity to get up and play with other students. There is no pressure to perform, only encouragement. When students are ready, which is usually within the first two or three sessions, they can get up on stage and perform what they’ve learned in a gig like setting, cheered on by their new friends. We put on a range of live performances for students from informal sessions to friends and family through to festival appearances, radio shows and recording sessions. We believe our schools delivery a more exciting, engaging and confidence building platform for students to learn within.
WHAT AGES CAN PEOPLE JOIN?
We run three different sessions, juniors for ages 6-11, seniors for ages 12-18 and Encore, our adult offering for budding rock stars aged 18+
WHAT HAPPENS DURING EACH SESSION?
MUSIC, MUSIC and MUSIC! Each session is designed to improve every aspect of playing an instrument and building confidence in live performances. Sessions will vary but will include one to one and one and group tuition from our experienced talented tutors. Then every session we bring the students together to perform as a band cheered on by their new friends. Our tutors know how to support even the most shy students getting on the stage and rocking out when their friends. All the tracks we teach are selected so they can be taught at different levels meaning we can challenge our more experienced students while encouraging our beginners to perform in the bands.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Each session lasts two hours and costs £20, subscriptions are taken monthly over 12 months and because we don’t operate during school holidays the monthly cost is apportioned across the year making the monthly payments £65 per student. Please be aware that spaces are limited so we may be operating a waiting list. Every student is entitled to a free taster session and this can be booked through this website. If you would prefer to pay for sessions week by week we can offer this subject to availability at a cost of £22.50 per session.
DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No ! Absolute beginners are welcome and we encourage all students to try different instruments to see what suits their style best. The tracks we teach are all chosen so they can be taught at different levels, this means we can challenge our more experienced students while giving confidence to our beginners in the same session.
DO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SING?
Not at all! We’re all about making music fun so just come along and sing your heart out.. tone or no tone! We’ll help with that.
DO STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE ANY PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE?
CAN I HAVE A FREE TASTER SESSION?
Yes, we offer every new student one free taster session, you can book your free taster session through this website.
WHERE DO SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Search the locations page on this website to find your local All Star Rock School session
DO I NEED TO AUDITION?
NO! Everyone is welcome
DO YOU HAVE A WRITTEN SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY STATEMENT AND PROCEDURES FOR RESPONDING TO CHILD PROTECTION CONCERNS?
DOES YOUR ORGANISATION HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION?
DO YOU PROVIDE REGULAR CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING FOR YOUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS, AND PROVIDE REGULAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO REFLECT ON THEIR PRACTICE?
DO YOU HAVE A WRITTEN BEHAVIOUR CODE FOR EVERYONE IN YOUR ORGANISATION?
CAN STAFF, VOLUNTEERS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN EASILY ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT HOW YOU KEEP CHILDREN SAFE?
DO YOU MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE FEELS COMFORTABLE ABOUT RAISING CONCERNS?
Yes. It’s important for us to proactively create and maintain a safer culture.
- continuously reviewing our child protection policies, practice and procedures;
- displaying information about Childline and the NSPCC helpline so that children and adults know where they can go for help and advice;
- giving children and young people the opportunity to discuss topics such as online safety and healthy relationships;
- making sure children and young people know our organisation is a safe place to raise any concerns they may have.