A great opportunity for local young musicians sees the announcement of a strategic partnership between School of Rock Newcastle and WEA Academy of Creative Arts.
The partnership will provide training pathways and performance opportunities for students pf School of Rock Newcastle and employment pathways for WEA Academy of Creative Arts Students.
The strategic alliance will also see two former band mate come together. Grant Walmsley, founding member and songwriter with the Screaming jets will once again join his former band mate Craig ‘Rosie’ Rosevear in an endeavour close to both of their hearts, the development of young local bands.
Says Walmsley ” This is a model that we’ve wanted to create for some time. The benefits are huge for both students of School of Rock and WEA. The time is right for this and we’ve got great support from the music industry”
The announcement comes at a time where the WEA Academy of Creative Arts have relocated form their Cooks Hill base to the purpose built facility in Beaumont St. Hamilton.
Says Rosevear ” The new WEA music premises is a great performance space. It will be cool for the School of Rock kids to get familiar with teachers, students and programs the WEA provide and this will make it an easy transition for School of Rock Newcastle kids when they are ready for tertiary training”
Pictured below is WEA Academy of Creative Arts Head Teacher Grant Walmsley with of School of Rock Newcastle’s Craig “Rosie” Rosevear together in The Screaming Jets