Rock School

3 hrs at MusicBase each day
Excel+ Activities

Rock School

Become a Rock God at Excel's Rock School!

Taking place at MusicBase, in our Rock School children will be placed in bands for the week, with spaces available for 1 x drum, 1 x bass, 2 x guitars and 1 x keyboard per band. The group will be split into two so that they can concentrate at a level that individuals are comfortable with. Dedicated tutors and coaches will be on hand to assist the kids.

The children will progress to record a gig to be filmed and shown to the parents at the end of the week. This recording will be made and uploaded onto the Excel site for you to watch again and again. The children also learn live performance techniques with one of the tutors.

This is a popular activity, with 3 hours of music tuition each morning, with a snack break. The class is a must for any musician or wannabe rock star, taught by professional musicians in the finest music venue. Rock School will make you a Rock God!

The price is inclusive of the All Sports summer camp


John Alexander

John Alexander works at Music Base as a freelance drum tutor. Having started drumming at the age of 4, John has been playing drums for more than 20 years and since graduating in 2009 with an honours degree in popular music has been working as a full time musician.

Our activity Calendar

Week by week Calendar


Activity FAQs

The following outline is a rough guide to a typical day at Excel Sports Academy…

8am – 9amDrop off time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
9am – 9.45amTeam Fun Games
9.45am – 10.45amSports Session 1: Excel Plus Activity: Rock School
10.45am – 11amMorning Break
11am – 12pmSports Session 2: Excel Plus Activity: Rock School
12.00pm – 12.30pmLunch Time
12.30pm – 1.00pmDown Time - Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.
1.00pm – 2.00pmSports Activity 3: Excel Plus Activity: Rock School and travel back to Excel
2.00pm – 3.00pmSports Activity 4
3.00pm – 3.30pmTeam Film Making Practice
3.30pm – 5pmSports Challenge or Tournament
5pm – 6pmPick up time
Supervision of children watching a film, playing board games, cards, colouring, reading etc.

The following table of activities highlights what you might expect to do during an Excel+ week:



Team organisation

Sports activities


Film making choices

TuesdaySports Activities
Team tournament
Film Practice
WednesdaySports Activities
Team tournament
Filming day
ThursdaySports Activities
Team tournament
Themed Thursday (e.g. pyjama party)
FridaySports Activities
Team tournament
Oscar ceremony
Prize giving

All equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring your own specialist equipment if you prefer.

Wear clothing suitable for the season and a full active day eg shorts and tracksuit bottoms, trainers, fleece and a waterproof. We like to get outside as much as possible.

Due to allergies Excel does not provide food. Bring snacks and a packed lunch full of nutritous food fit for a full, active day. Sweets are not a good source of energy! St George's often provide a snack at the end of the day but this will be given after sign out, to allow you to decide if it is suitable.

Bring a refillable water bottle. Water is available at the water fountains for refills.

If you need to bring medicine you will be asked to fill out a form at the start of the week and this will be kept stored for you in case it is required. This can be stored in a fridge if required.

Please do not bring ipads, tablets or telephones. If you do need a telephone, you will be asked to hand it in at the start of the day. This is to protect the taking of images of children.

The Venue

Excel Sports Academy have been in the fantastic facilities of St George’s School for Girls for many years now. Located in a quiet residential area just west of the City in Roseburn. St George’s is one of the countries top schools with first class facilities.

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The Staff

Our Staff are led by a PE teacher and all undergo training as well as appropriate safety checks. We regularly have other PE teachers, elite sports performers and university students training to be teachers.

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