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RocksKool was started by tutor Paul Hornby-Battrick in 2005 as a direct response to young people not having an outlet for rehearsing or performing popular music.


There was a large amount of young people playing music in their bedrooms but unable to take it to the next level either due to rural isolation or because of low self esteem, confidence issues etc. RocksKools main goal was to remove these barriers.


It has grown year on year and supported many young people in their performance ambitions. RocksKool prides itself in being able to take isolated bedroom musicians and bring them together to create and perform in a band.


Participants are taught musicianship and stagecraft skills as well as music theory but most of all they are given the opportunity to develop their aural skills. Secondary to music RocksKool develops confidence and resilience. it encourages diversity and promotes a positive self image.


The RocksKool work towards regular gigs and performances and have played in Theatrical shows, public events, weddings and even had the pleasure of performing at Belladrum music festival.


To ensure its sustainablity RocksKool joined forces with I.C.E in 2018. It has since raised funds for new equipment, venue hire and to provide our young people experiences as part of its summer workshop activities.


We look forward to seeing RocksKool go from strength to strength over the coming years as its participants develop and grow musically.

RocksKool is hugely grateful for it’s funders and donations received. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to continue the work we do with our amazing young people in South Lochaber.

Highland Titles have been fantastic supporters of RocksKool over the years. They have enabled our young people to have summer music workshops, recording sessions and experiences that would have been otherwise unavailable to them.

Thank you!

RocksKool received an ‘ awards for all ‘ grant of £10,000 to help towards purchasing new musical equipment and venue hire. Without this grant our young people wouldn’t have been able to have their weekly Wednesday night rehearsal. Thank you national lottery players!

Lochaber Rotary have been great supporters of RockSkool. Their kind grant enabled our young people to perform at Belladrum Music Festival in summer 2018.

Thank you for your support!

I.C.E depends entirely on donations and grants to continue to provide the services we do. If you would like to see you company logo here or feel you can help support us please get in touch!

RocksKool Summer Recording Day 2016

RocksKool had a recording day in the Summer holidays and here is what they managed to record. Pretty awesome stuff.

The recordings were mixed and video produced by Tutor before being uploaded to Facebook and Youtube

Cabaret 2018

RocksKool performed as part of the school cabaret. Here’s a live performance for you to enjoy.

Belladrum 2018

RocksKool performed at Belladrum Music Festival as part of the Year of Young People Otherland Stage.