School of Rock and Pop

Successful summer camps took place in the Dunamaise Theatre in July 2015 and July 2016. The camps culminated with a fantastic concert where participants performed as soloists, bands and a large School of Rock ensemble. In August 2015, two small groups of School of Rock and Pop Participants climbed aboard the John Lennon Bus, where they wrote and performed the amazing ‘Jibber Jabber’ and ‘Go Away’. Two visually stunning music video was also created. Click on the links below to watch the videos:


Go Away


Jibber Jabber

The School of Rock and Pop was officially launched by Jack L on the 24 September 2013, and weekly classes and jam-time now run on Friday evening in the Portlaoise Youth Education Centre, Railway Street, with weekly ‘Jam Time’ for intermediate and advanced players.

Group lessons available in:

  • Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass)
  • Ukulele
  • Keyboard
  • Drums

45 minute group lessons

15 lessons, €112.50

Performing opportunities:

  • Perform as part of a Rock School Orchestra
  • Meet other musicians and create new bands
  • Open Mic Events and Band Nights