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FREE Music Courses available at the Winnall Rock School Studios


WRS Band Sessions

This is our regular band night, when we split into groups, write songs, play together and rehears for our gigs. Learn how to play in a band on drums, guitar, bass, keyboards or singing. Led by Chris Redmond and a team of brilliant tutors.

Tuesday nights
Rock One    - 10 to 14 years  -  5.00pm - 6.45pm
Rock Two    - 15 to 18 years  -  7.10pm - 8.55pm

These sessions lead up to two annual showcase events; our Summer Show at the Theatre Royal Winchester; and our Christmas Show in Winnall.

Any child aged 10-17 years in Winchester District is welcome to apply for a place on our FREE workshops. However, when spaces are limited we give priority to children who;

  • Are eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium
  • Are Registered Disabled
  • Have Special Educational Needs
  • Are a Young Carer
  • Live in the housing areas of Winnall, Highcliffe, Stanmore or Weeke
  • or Have other circumstances which limit their opportunity to take part in mainstream or commercial music provision.

To Sign up or get more info about WRS Band Sessions, email winnallrockschool@hotmail.co.uk

or call us on 07592 030292.


Charged Services available at the Winnall Rock School Studios


Now adults can join the fun too:

Whilst the charitable focus of the Winnall Rock School is to provide free band workshops for young people, we are keen to make better use of our facilities at KAYAC. Hence we also have two adult classes; Rockers and Strummers.

Both workshops allow adults of all ages and abilities (beginners and improvers) to make music in a fun, friendly, supportive atmosphere in our fully equipped studios. You also get the chance to support and perform at our summer and Christmas shows.

Rockers devise and play music in a rock band format with guitar, bass, keys and drums on Monday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm. As we put you in a band you do need to commit to coming every week.

Strummers play (and sing) some familiar songs on acoustic stringed instruments (ukes, guitars, banjo, etc) on Thursday evenings 7.00 – 8.30pm. Contact us to find out more and if we've got a place for you.

Want to find out more? E-mail us at winnallrockschool@hotmail.co.uk or phone us on 07592 030292. No instrument? Don’t worry. You can use one of ours.


Hire our rehearsal studios:

We have three studios for hire at our base at KAYAC in Winnall Valley Road, SO23 0LD.

Studio 1 4.7 x 2.5m - Purpose built pod

Studio 2 3.9 x 3.3m – Purpose built pod

Studio 3 3.4 x 3.6m – A ‘live’ room

Each caters well for a typical 5 piece band. NB The studios are on the first floor. Sorry but there is no lift or wheelchair access. Each studio is kitted out with a PA, instruments, amplifiers, flip charts and sundries. We also have a Boss BR1600 recorder.

The studios can be available by arrangement between 09.00-22.00, seven days a week subject to other WRS activities and hirers. The charging rate is usually £15 per hour per studio. This includes the use of WRS instruments and amplification and use of the refreshment area (but bring your own refreshments)

Want to find out more? E-mail us at winnallrockschool@hotmail.co.uk or phone us on 07592 030292.


Private Instrument Tuition:

We offer 1 to 1 tuition on a variety of instruments at our studios tailored to your individual needs. Alternatively, we can refer you to local teachers. A 30 minute session costs typically between £10 - £15.

Want to find out more? E-mail us at winnallrockschool@hotmail.co.uk or phone us on 07592 030292.