Here at the Castlerock’s Rockschool, we take young musicians from the ages of 7 – 21, put them into age appropriate groups, and teach them how to write and perform their own original songs. You’ll learn a number of techniques for writing lyrics, music, melodies, etc. and learn about song structure, arrangements, as well as how to perform well in the studio, on stage and develop your stagecraft skills.
Over the last 9 years Castlerock’s Rockschool has helped train and produce some amazingly successful bands who have played many high profile WA festivals and support slots for many bands from all over Australia including, Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, Mental as Anything, Birds of Tokyo, Karnivool, British India, The Reserves, Sugar Army, Gyroscope, and many more. We have also coordinated and accompanied many of our bands on very successful tours across WA to play multiple shows, including a 3 date tour of Bunbury, Busselton, and Canningvale supporting Aussie rock legends, Mental As Anything.
Every semester, Castlerock holds an end of semester showcase where all the Rockschool bands, College bands and signed bands perform them at a massive concert event to an audience of their friends, family and peers. These nights have been hugely successful with over 300 people attending each time.
You don’t have to be a musical genius to join Castlerock’s Rockschool, in fact we have some of our Rockschool students have joined a band after as little as 3 lessons. We start from the beginning, and the goal is to understand how to communicate in bands by understanding musical terminology, and basic song structure. We also teach you how to tune guitars & drums and set-up mics and guitar amps so that you can be as independant and useful as possible as a musician.
We currently have 4 professional musical coaches, who have years of touring, recording, television and songwriting experience to help train you, and give you the opportunity to be a part of Perth’s most diverse and sought after training facility. All the bands who come out of the Castlerock’s Rockschool are a force to be reckoned with in the industry with the professional coaching they recieve.