Rock and pop workshop | Oxfordshire County Council

Rock and pop workshop

2 days of songwriting and band performance for singers, keyboard, guitarists, bassists and drummers.

man playing guitar

This workshop will allow you to experience many aspects of rock and pop music. Sessions will include songwriting, live sound and soundchecking and band rehearsals. You do not have to be a member of an existing band to attend this workshop as we will help you form a band. We do, however, welcome established bands. It will be led by professional players and teachers.


  • Monday 23 October 2017 
    9am - 3.30pm (workshop sessions and band rehearsals)
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
    9am - 3.30pm (writing your own material, rehearsing and gig)


The workshop take place at:

The Centre for Music
Bayswater Road

How to apply

The workshop is open to 11-18 year olds. Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. All forms are automatically accepted and guaranteed a place on the course unless you are notified otherwise.

The deadline for registration is 16 October 2017.

To book a place on this workshop, return the registration form (pdf format, 1.5Mb) with a cheque payable to 'OCC' to:

Oxfordshire County Music Service
Rock and Pop Workshop
Bayswater Road

The cost is £54 per applicant.

Note: This is non-refundable or transferable after the closing date.

What you need to bring

  • Drummers: You need to bring your kit - sticks, brushes and a mat or piece of carpet to set up on (if you have one).
  • Keyboard players: Your keyboard, power supply, and amplifier (if possible).
  • Bassists and guitarists: Your guitar, guitar strap, amplifier, power cable, guitar cable (plus a spare if you have one), plectrums and an electronic tuner (if you have one). 
  • Singers: Your voice and a pad or notebook to write lyrics in.
  • Everyone: A pencil, a little money for refreshments (including tuck shop) and a packed lunch.

All attendees are responsible for the electrical safety of their own equipment - please bring a circuit breaker to plug into.

Last reviewed
30 May 2017
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