A Pinner rock school is calling for guitarists to complete the line up in a string of rising bands.
The Rock Project Greater London teaches 7-18 year olds how to sing, play the drums, bass and guitar in weekly two-hour sessions before performing the music they love as bands.
But the group of teen and pre-teen musicians now need more guitarists to join them for lessons, rehearsals and gigs in the area.
Organiser Pritpal Chitroda, who also runs successful schools in Ealing and Uxbridge said she hopes more guitarists will come forward.
“Since the launch of the Pinner rock school we’ve had a large intake of drummers, singers and bass players, but there’s a genuine need for more guitarists to come and join us,” she said.
“The Rock Project helps develop young talent thanks to our tutors who are all working musicians with lots of experience of performing on stage.
“Our aim is not only to build musical skills, but also confidence and the ability to perform on stage. It’s all done gradually, but the transformation we see among students is amazing.”
While the school has only been running for a couple of years, two students from The Rock Project Greater London featured on a BBC radio slot for up and coming bands with their group Lost Near Blue Ape.
Pritpal added: “The Rock Project is all about teaching young people how to love playing music.
“It’s a lot of fun and helps the students grow both as musicians and in confidence while also widening their circle of friends.”
The school is divided into juniors, for 7-11 year olds, and seniors aged 12-18.
One half of each session involves the students being tutored in their chosen instrument, while in the second part they put what they’ve learnt into practice to come together and play as a band.
The Rock Project takes place every Wednesday at Nower Hill high school
and is divided into a junior group for 7-11 year olds from 4.15pm-6.16pm and seniors for 12-18 year olds (6.30pm-8.30pm). All of the instruments are supplied.