Just So Festival – Band in a Day – 2011

The ‘Just So’ festival near Leek in Staffordshire is geared towards Children and has many interactive events happening over the weekend. Musica were running a series of exciting music workshops in which a rock band was created comprising 15 keen budding rock stars! Working with Tim & George the children learned to sing, play drums, keyboards, electric, acoustic and bass guitars (many of them for the first time!)  and, to write and perform a song from scratch. The groups then also created a samba piece and brushed up some cool dance moves too! In less than two hours, the band had written a song all about their festival experiences and how the different elements of music fit together to make a finished product. The end result was to perform on a festival stage with a full PA system, in front of a large, expectant and appreciative festival crowd!

Parent comment:  ‘A band in an hour, music for a lifetime!’

Papworth Trust Workshop 2012

Musica led three consecutive days of music workshops consisting of Acoustic & electric guitars, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals, song writing, recording, samba drumming, DJ’ing and Dancing.

Participants were given the opportunity to try out and receive tuition on any or all of the above activities.

A samba band was formed and piece was performed and recorded; A rock band was formed, a song was written and subsequently performed and recorded.

Sing along sessions, solo performances, best Rock guitar poses were shown and prizes were given for the best!

Lots and lots of fun was had by all, we can’t wait for the next one! Keep on rocking guys!

Musica Students Achieve Rockshool Qualification ! – Jul 2011

Musica are proud to announce that they have helped some students from Parkside Pupil Referral Unit to success with a  formal Rockschool Qualification! In the face of various learning challenges these star pupils have overcome the odds and shocked their piers, teachers and parent/guardians alike! The following students have shown commitment and pushed themselves to the limit to attain these amazing grades:

Ali Henty – Level 4 Diploma, Pass

John La Fevre – Level 3 Rockschool, Merit

George Morgan – level 1 Rockschool, Distinction

Jago Davey – Level 1 Rockschool, Distinction

Musica would like to congratulate the students named above and wish them all the very best in their future aspirations.


Junk Funk – Aug 2009

Musica’s George Fothergill demonstrating junk funk percussion. George’s passion to recycle old saucepans and cake trays provides the perfect solution for obtaining inexpensive percussion equipment. What junk do you have at home that could be used as a percussion piece?