We provide a variety of supervised musical activities on Saturday mornings during term time. These take place in fully equipped rehearsals studios in the Music Block at Chichester College (find us here), and at Portsmouth Music Academy in Southsea (find us here). We welcome young musicians and singers (ages 10-18) and are happy to arrange trials for anyone interested in joining us. Check out Ovation Music TV to meet some of the team, and see some of what we’ve been up to online during Lockdown!
‘Drop in’ Sessions (CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE – BACK SOON !)
We provide band taster sessions on Saturday mornings. These are open to guitarists, singers, drummers, bassists and keyboardists age 10-14 who would like to have a go at playing with a band. FREE.
Tutored 55 minute Sessions open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players and singers, with emphasis placed on musical compatibility. We put the bands together, work with them on material, and get them performing! 3-5 members per band – £150 per term.
Tutored 55 minute Sessions open to guitarists, bass players, drummers, keyboard players who are interested in performing more challenging material and working with experienced singer-songwriters. 3-5 members per band – £150 per term.
Tutored 55 minute Sessions open to Singer-Songwriters who are interested in developing their own music and performing with their own backing band. 3-5 per session – £150 per term.
Vocal Groups & Choir (CURRENTLY RESTRICTED PLACES !)
We have a number of opportunities for singers to perform as lead or backing vocalists, working with our session bands. Tutored Sessions (CURRENTLY SMALL GROUPS OF UP TO 4 ONLY) – £100 per term.
We organise and stage our own Rock Show at the Chichester Festival Theatre (Minerva) in the Spring Term and our own Summer Festival. We also have stage time at local music festivals over the Summer months. Everyone who attends our regular sessions is able to take part in the Rock Show and the Summer Festival. There is no charge to perform.