Summer Rock 2018

MON 20 AUG 2018


Woodshed Music brings “Summer Rocks” to Horsham from 28-31 August, the chance for kids to live their rock-God dreams this summer holiday

Sign up by 31 July to guarantee your child’s spot


7 July 2018 - Today, Woodshed Music, a Horsham-based music school that offers lessons in guitar, piano, drums, vocals and much more, announces its new summer holiday experience for kids from 7-16 years old: “Summer Rocks”. A four-day workshop with four professional tutors who are specialists in writing songs, performing, singing, recording and producing music will culminate in a live performance finale in a professional venue for the children taking part.


The first three days of “Summer Rocks” will involve writing their very own original band song with a professional composer, learning a set list of songs guided by the team of experienced tutors and experiencing the thrill of a professional recording setup to create their very own band album. The bands will decide their image as well as working on stage presence, lighting design and performance techniques. The finale will be on stage in the Studio at The capitol Theatre ending with an amazing performance event that parents and friends and family can come and watch.


Jason Gooding, owner of Woodshed Music said: “Summer Rocks is about children experiencing music, regardless of their experience, allowing them to be part of a band and learning an instrument. The songs are arranged from simple three note riffs to complex solos so that everyone can contribute to the sound of the group. The aim is to build confidence and creativity in music and provide a Summer experience like no other. The expert tutors have over 8 decades of collective experience working in education and within the music industry and are dedicated in providing an amazing opportunity. We’ve designed every session to be fun, with all equipment provided, to make each day a day they will never forget.”


Woodshed Music was created by Jason Gooding following a 23-year career in education as a music teacher in the UK and New Zealand. When he needed a kidney transplant two years ago for degenerative condition, Jason decided to take the opportunity to start his new business: bringing music lessons to children from across Horsham and beyond. He still works with schools, providing planned music lessons for primary and secondary age children, as well as offering private tutoring with him and a team of professional musicians and educators.


The Summer Rocks workshops take place from Tuesday 28th to Thursday 30th August at Millais School, Depot Road, Horsham. Each day runs from 10:00am until 4:00pm with the final day on Friday 31st August 10:00am until 4:00pm in The Capitol Theatre, Horsham with the concert starting at 6:00pm. The workshop costs £175 per person including free entry to the concert for family and friends plus a CD recording of the child’s band and the final performance. Places are limited to 30 and are already selling out fast. There are sibling discounts available and you can see more information and register at