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* Making Music, Changing Lives*


We're rocking into our 16th year!

You can get involved by .....

... join our waiting list for FREE youth places in our band workshops

... sign up to our NEW commercial band workshops - More info
... find out about 1:1 instrument tuition with our tutors - all ages
... hire our studios for your own music making
... enquire about bespoke or outreach services designed for you

... making a donation of cash, musical equipment or other service

... volunteering to support this local community charity

Winnall Rock School highlights in 2018 and Winnall Rock School in 60 Seconds

Contact us via: winnallrockschool@hotmail.co.uk



Welcome to Winnall Rock School

Founded in 2004 - Winnall Rock School improves the quality of lives of young people and their families in Winchester by providing free music tuition and band workshops for young people. A registered charity with a reputation for delivering high quality workshops and having a positive impact on our member's lives.


We welcome young people with all levels of ability to work in a lively, enthusiastic and supportive atmosphere.Whilst anyone can join us, we give priority to those who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities and/or who would benefit from having additional support.

We have great resources. The rock school has two studios each equipped with guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, amplifiers, microphones and a PA system. Coordinated by a professional music leader, local musicians volunteer their services to coach, nurture and support young people to learn to play these instruments, sing and write their own songs. This culminates in two live shows each year where our students perform, enabling them to express themselves, building their confidence, self esteem and sense of acheivement.

We don’t follow a formal curriculum. We don’t study Beethoven or make covers. Instead, we focus on our students’ musical interests, abilities and ambitions to create original music in a cooperative way. Everyone’s contribution is valued in our nurturing, team-based approach and encouraging the exploration and input of experiences, emotions and opinions are key to this. We particularly strive to help those who do not ‘click’ or thrive with the traditional music curriculum at school, but who have an innate love of music and want to develop and show this to others.

We also run a number of our charged services - this helps to support our free workshops.

• We run a wide range of outreach programmes for other organisations and youth projects supporting severely disadvantaged young people explore and create their own music.

• We run music workshops for adults of all ages and abilities

• We hire out our studios and equipment

We are very grateful to our funders and supporters who help maintain our services, especially Winchester City Council,Youth Music, Boomtown and Alresford Festivals, Health Education England,Winchester Rotray and Roundtable.

If you could help us with funding or you would like to join us as a volunteer then please get in touch.


Come and talk to us and visit our rehearsal studios located in Unit 12 on the Winnall industrial estate.


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