Rise in number of girls signing up for rock school

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 February 2019

Members of The Rock Project North Somerset.

Members of The Rock Project North Somerset.


A North Somerset rock school has seen a surge in demand from teenage girls keen to join the group.

Andy Collins from The Rock Project North Somerset said more girls than ever are showing an interest in becoming musicians.

He believes this is down to an increase in the number of female performers in the music industry.

According to research from the Press Association, five of the 10 most popular acts in the top 40 were female last year.

Andy said: “I hope all of those role models show girls that they can pursue a musical career if they want.

“Our aim is to make sure that learning music is fun, the students make new friends, and we build up their performance skills throughout the year to the point that they perform a full rock concert in July.”

Andy’s schools in Portishead, Nailsea, Ashton and Clevedon, teach children aged seven to 18 to play the drums, bass, guitar and sing.

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