Supastars Academy  in Colchester are staging  a special  free  open session  on Sunday 23rd of January at Stanway School on Winsree Road  from 9:30am until 12.30pm.

Supastars Academy will run every Sunday during term time and students will learn the essentials of playing in a band. Students will learn two instruments from guitar, bass, drums or vocals, tutored by  the Academy’s  established and experienced facilitators. Backing vocals and percussion will also be taught.  Instruments will be provided, including electric guitars (6), bass guitars (6), electronic drums (4 +8 practice pads), a range of percussion and PA systems (4).

There are a maximum of twelve students in each class to make sure each student gets plenty of one to one coaching but also enough friends around them to share inspiration, learning together, and from each other. Then, they form bands, get a name, get their own style, learn some of their favourite songs, write some new songs of their own, tighten up and, once a term, perform in front of family and friends in our special showcase gig at a Colchester venue.

At Supastars Academy there are no exams to pass and everyone is welcome, whatever standard they are; beginners are particularly encouraged.

All  the facilitators are seasoned professional rock and pop musicians who will share their extensive experience of gigging, touring and recording with our students. Having worked with names like Grand Theft Audio, Korvus, RealTV, Tenpole Tudor, Annie Lennox, Boy George and supported global stars like Green Day, A/CDC, Linkin Park, The Levellers, Chumbawamba and many more.

Once a month the Academy will feature a session with an established musician or band. Maybe someone well known, maybe someone from the local circuit or a new musician finding their way. Students can listen, watch and ask questions.  The sessions will feature rock, pop, rap, R & B, blues, folk and jazz and will also include tips on songwriting and performance, recording, getting gigs, getting a record deal, touring, becoming a session musician and even how to deal with all that success!

Supastars Academy director and facilitator Stuart Hardy said, “Supastars Academy is the realization of a dream I have held for some time, to share the sheer excitement, pleasure and inspiration I have enjoyed from playing in bands over the years. There really is nothing else like it. At Supastars Academy we have assembled an amazing team of musicians to share their experiences of the music industry with young people in Colchester.”

Supastars Academy fees are £20.00 per student per session, payable termly in advance. It is  advised students book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

Supastars Academy can be contacted on 01206 501 410 or by email at

Note for parents and guardians:
All Supastars Academy tutors are Enhanced CRB certified.
In addition to musical education students will learn valuable life skills like team work and collaboration, listening skills, creativity, discipline, dedication, attaining goals, compromise and al lot more besides.