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Livewire Rock Academy returns with classes in Bishop's Stortford, Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Epping

Livewire Rock Academy, the Herts and Essex border-based rock school, is returning to its usual weekly lessons format from September.

The schools, which were established 10 years ago by Uncle Funk frontman Simon Baker, teach children and adults how to play guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, and include rock jam sessions as part of their lessons.

Livewire Rock Academy students (39524778)
Livewire Rock Academy students (39524778)

“We’ve been teaching our students online via WhatsApp and Zoom over the lockdown period and it’s been a very productive process,” said Simon.

“They've been grateful to have something creative to do over the last few months, but now we’re keen to get back to our normal format and start playing some songs together again."

Simon is keen to stress that social distancing guidelines will be observed in the lessons.

Livewire Rock Academy students (39524781)
Livewire Rock Academy students (39524781)

“We only teach a maximum of 12 pupils an hour, two to each tutor, in large, open spaces, so we can easily maintain safety guidelines during our lessons," he said.

"We'll have hand sanitiser on our front desk for everyone to use, and all instruments and equipment will be wiped down thoroughly after each session.”

The Livewire schools are based in Bishop’s Stortford, Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Epping. They are open to all ages and any level of experience, whether starters or those with a good musical knowledge.

To book a free taster lesson, email Simon at simon@livewirerockacademy.co.uk or call 07941 142779. For more information, visit https://www.livewirerockacademy.co.uk/.

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