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About All about Rock Starts

Who Founded Rock Starts & why?

Rock Starts was founded & run by professional guitarist, songwriter & tutor Gary Clinton BA (Hons) Popular Music in Autumn 2013 in Linlithgow, Scotland. Inspired by the arrival of his own little ‘Rock Start’ around the same time Gary decided to create a musical education program for his son which would teach him all the vital skills for learning an instrument whilst also nurturing all aspects of his development from ‘baby’ to ‘boy’…. to ‘Rock Star!’

It is also Gary’s belief that every parent has the capacity to be a their child’s most inspiring music teacher and a Rock Starts class could also help give confidence to parents who may think they are not musical to use the power of music to maximize their child’s potential, not only in music, but in all aspects of education.

‘Research proves learning music aids children’s development in language, mathematics and spatial reasoning’. Music Makes Your Child Smarter – Artemis, 2005.

What Is The Rock Starts Education Program?

Rock Starts - babies playing musical instrumentsRock Starts classes are broken down into 4 age groups finishing on ‘Rock Stars’ which is a group instrumental tuition class.

  • Rock Your Baby: 0-18 months
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll: 18 months – 3 years
  • Rocking On: 3 years - pre-school
  • Rock Stars: 5 years – 7 years (group instrumental tuition)

At this point Rock Starts students would be primed and raring to begin their musical journey on any instrument they choose.

What Happens At A Rock Starts Class?

Whilst certain games and activities vary according to age each Rock Starts class is based around developing what Gary believes to be the most important ‘pillars’ of musical education for the very young: melody, rhythm, tonal awareness, dance & movement and lastly interaction with instruments and other children.

Whilst creating the classes, Gary’s aim was to ensure every Rock Starts class was first and foremost a fun and friendly environment for parent and child. Classes themselves are built from specially designed musical games & activities in a sensory rich environment to inspire and stimulate, balanced with traditional singing of nursery rhymes and experimenting with percussion instruments from around the world.


Rock Starts - girl playing the violin

Dr Edwin Gordwin, a leading expert in the theory of musical learning, believes every child posses ‘musical aptitude’…. Children are born with an incredible range of musical skills. Their sense of pitch, rhythm & tonal awareness can and should be encouraged as enthusiastically as possible.

– Music Makes Your Child Smarter – Artemis, 2005.

Classes What We Do

Rock Your Baby

A fun and soothing class for new born to 18 months based around the interaction between parent and baby.

  • Increases the bond between you and baby.
  • Use of songs and rhymes to enable learning through repetition.
  • Explore ways of making sounds using percussion and instruments.
  • Stimulates baby with movement and rhythm to build general physical and mental co-ordination skills
  • Learn games which you can try at home with baby.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Our exciting and fast paced toddler class for 18 months to 3 years based around your toddler’s ability to move around freely and hold and play with percussion instruments.

  • Use of musical cues that children follow to encourage listening.
  • Teaches lyrics and rhyme and introduces concept of musical beat.
  • Teaches use of percussion instruments to achieve different sounds.
  • Fun musical activities incorporating knowledge to enable learning through musical repetition.

Rocking On

A vibrant and action packed pre-school class with fun musical games and activities. Introduces more advanced musical concept like notation, counting and instruments of the orchestra.

  • Solo singing and percussion playing.
  • Develops sensitivity to music through cognitive responses.
  • Articulate beats of songs through clapping and movement.
  • Learning about various instruments and their sounds.
  • Lays a solid foundation for future instrument tuition.

Rock Stars

The first step in your child’s exciting journey as an instrumentalist – group tuition offering the option of your preferred family of instruments.

  • Learn how to play on ukulele and eventually ¾ size guitar.
  • Classical instrument tuition: brass, strings, woodwind also available.
  • Teaches students how to read music, play in a group and concept of harmony.
  • Fun musical games to help support development and theory.

Location of Rock Starts Classes

The following locations hold regular Rock Starts classes.

  • Linlithgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Livingston
  • Bathgate
  • More locations will be added soon

Please contact info@rockstarts.co.uk for more details.

If you have a suitable location and you would like Rock Starts to run a class please contact us.

Rock Starts - girl playing the violin

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Job Description

Rock Starts are seeking highly motivated musicians who have an outstanding ability to communicate with children to deliver the highest quality music classes in a confident and energetic way. Rock Starts provide a set curriculum to ensure consistency and high standards of classes throughout the country.

A powerful singing voice is essential and preferably candidates would be at an advanced level on their first instrument and hold an academic qualification.

You must be driven to promote and recruit for your class as well as having good organizational skills.

Rock Starts provides flexible working hours to fit around your life.

Rock Starts also provides exciting opportunities for entrepreneurial candidates who would be interested in franchise opportunities to develop their own business with comprehensive on-going support and training.

Job Vacancy - Linlithgow

We currently have a job vacancy for a position with Rock Starts based in Linthigow.

Please email us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to info@rockstarts.co.uk

Application Closing Date: 31st March 2014

Job Vacancy - Edinburgh

We currently have a job vacancy for a position with Rock Starts based in Edinburgh.

Please email us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to info@rockstarts.co.uk

Application Closing Date: 31st March 2014

Job Vacancy - Livingston

We currently have a job vacancy for a position with Rock Starts based in Livingston.

Please email us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to info@rockstarts.co.uk

Application Closing Date: 31st March 2014

Job Vacancy - Falkirk

We currently have a job vacancy for a position with Rock Starts based in Falkirk.

Please email us a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to info@rockstarts.co.uk

Application Closing Date: 31st March 2014

Bookings Book Rock Starts Now

Class Bookings

To book a class please complete the booking form below and email it to info@rockstarts.co.uk or print and bring along to your first class.

Rock Starts classes can be paid week-to-week, monthly, or over a 10 week block.

Please contact us for the cost of the class you are interested in.

Booked blocks or classes missed from a block cannot be refunded or carried over.

Discounts given for siblings attending.

Children must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.


Rock Starts - Booking formBooking form

Rock Starts classes can be paid week-to-week, monthly, or over a 10 week block.

Booked blocks or classes missed from a block cannot be refunded or carried over.

A free lesson will be given for each additional child attending Rock Starts classes.

Children must be under parent/guardian supervision at all times.

Rock Starts Parties

We are now running children's parties for ages 0 - 8 years. Our parties will ensure your event goes with a bang.

Please use our Bookings form - opposite to make a booking / alternatively contact us to discuss your requirements.

Party Details

  • We will arrive at your party location 15 mins prior to party start.
  • We supply all musical instruments
  • A wide range of fun musical games have been specially designed to get every child involved.
  • Each Child receives a Rock Starts party bag.
  • For birthdays - the birthday child receives a special Rock Starts present.

Call us now on 07944 794 111 or use our contact form to discuss your party requirements.

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