Portland Rocks; an exciting development for young musicians

Portland Rocks; an exciting development for young musicians

Portland Rocks CIC is excited to announce a series of music workshops to run at the Wey Valley School; a wonderful learning opportunity for young people in the area. The workshops will run on Monday nights between 5 and 6pm

Steve Garden, Portland Rocks Director, said: “Thanks to the funding from Dorset Music Service and for the Wey Valley School agreeing to host the sessions, we are able to provide subsidised guitar, clarinet and saxophone workshops for any young person who has an interest in learning more.”


Portland Rocks is keen to hear from any young guitarists, clarinet and saxophone players; beginners are very welcome. The workshops will be a combination of group                   instrumental tuition and ensemble playing, running for a period of ten weeks beginning on the 8th October.

Steve added: ”We will be offering sessions demonstrating the joys of instrumental music-making and especially the joys of doing so with others. We intend to secure further funding to continue our work after this project has ended.

Beginner clarinet, saxophone, guitar and intermediate guitar classes will be run with spaces for up to six students in each class. The cost to young people will be £30, to cover the cost of all sessions, strictly payable in advance.

If you do not have your own instrument, Portland Rocks would recommend hire of               instruments to begin with. Clarinets and saxophones can be hired, subject to availability, from Dorset Music Service. The Music Service can be contacted on 01305 225770 and dorsetmusicservice@dorsetcc.gov.uk or you can use a local music shop. Please mention Portland Rocks when applying for hire.

If you wish to know more about these workshops or the equipment needed, please contact Martyn Mullender and application letters will be available to download from our website portlandrocks@live.co.uk