Girls Rock! Fancy Learning to Rock Out?
Most of us have dreamt of rocking out or being part of a band at some stage or another either as a teenager or music loving adult and now one group in Belfast are making that a reality. Enter Girl's Rock School NI.
Whether you'd prefer a Beyoncé style wind machine and matching dance moves or would love to riff on an electric guitar, everyone should get the opportunity to cultivate their musical talents or just enjoy trying their hand at something new.
Recently, Girl's Rock School NI have come to attention in Belfast for being a collective of musicians, singers and teachers with a communal goal of teaching music to those keen to learn through small group sessions focusing on drums, vocals, guitar and bass. Set up to empower women in Northern Ireland, GRSNI creates a safe and inclusive place for those who want to learn to play an instrument or sing within a relaxed and fun setting.
I first learned of GRSNI when a friend of mine signed up to learn to play the guitar. After attending one of their events in the Oh Yeah Centre earlier this year and seeing the last batch of music learners as they played together live on stage in front of a warm and encouraging audience made me want to get involved. Despite my complete and utter lack of talent, skills and even basic rhythm. Yes, I'm that bad.
So I have signed up. The great thing about GRSNI is that there's no experience required, just a love of music and an interest in taking part. Classes are run on a suggested donation to cover the costs of room hire and so are incredibly affordable for those looking to branch out into music.
Watch this space (unless I'm unteachable)!