No worries. One week on Zoom?  Please. We got this.  Let’s Rock the Confine again… again!
Here’s what you need to know right now:
*All Rock U. bands will meet on Zoom Tues-Sat next week.  Your (or your rocker’s) band teacher will contact you with Zoom details before the day of the band practice.
*All Rock U. private lessons not already online will move online Tues-Sat next week.
*Rock U. will conform to the new schedule for school holidays, and will close from 11-25 April, instead of 18 April-2 May as previously planned.
*Our planned Spring Break Bands during the school vacation will be cancelled.

*As of now, we expect to reopen for in-person bands and lessons on 26 April.
And here’s what’s good to keep in mind:
*Our Spring Session was already scheduled to be a week longer than our Fall and Winter Sessions, to compensate for the May school holidays.  So as a result, even if we’re on Zoom for one week, we’ll still have a full trimester of in-person practices.
*While we’d much rather be in the studio, our two previous lockdowns didn’t stop the rock.  Last spring’s confinement turned into a period of unprecedented creativity and learning for most of us at Rock U, as you can see in this video.  And during last fall’s lockdown, we improved our instructional techniques on Zoom to the point that our bands were able to walk into the studio after 6 weeks away and record great videos on their very first day back.  Check out all 112 videos and listen to all 21 audio tracks our student bands have created in the past year despite two lockdowns!
*We are very hopeful that the current measures and the continuing vaccination program, along with the recent announcement of reopening of cultural spaces in mid-May, will finally allow us to return to performing live onstage for our outdoor June concert.  If we have to stay on Zoom for a week to be able to play live in June, it’s worth it!
Private lessons: 
We will continue to offer online lessons during this period of closure.  Many of our lessons are already online, and students taking lessons in person will have the option to either move online or suspend their lessons until deconfinement allows, with no penalty.  If you have any questions about lessons, please contact Lesson Coordinator Jason Waters at 07 67 78 88 16 or
If you need to get in touch with your (or your child’s) teacher:
Matt Black: 06 19 69 25 74
Jonathan Crocco: 06 50 93 49 94
Kevin Kretsch: 06 20 70 58 45
Leander Lyons: 06 73 54 25 78
Rory Quinn: 06 59 99 51 63
Jason Waters: 07 67 78 88 16
Here’s what we said last March when the first lockdown arrived:
“We know this isn’t how any of us expected to be spending our time this month.  The irony of this situation is that togetherness and music are two things that could be really helpful to most of us during this period of isolation and uncertainty, and they’re two things we can’t have, at least not the way we’re used to.  Rock U. is built on the joy of sharing music together in the same physical space and in front of an audience, and that’s been taken away from all of us temporarily.  But we’re going to find ways to keep your musical journey moving forward, one little step at a time.”  You know what to do!

Stay chill, hang tough, and make music,
Matt and the Rock U. Crew