Teachers Rock® is a flagship vocal learning platform that aims to inspire and empower people of all ages, embracing cultural diversity and giving professionals a route to building confidence for personal and career development. Teachers Rock® aspires to provide young people with a new, unique opportunity to interact with their teaching staff in a positive collaborative liberating environment.
Teachers Rock® was founded by contemporary vocal specialist Debbie Kent in 2012. This new, innovative vocal CPD learning platform for school based staff enables individuals to experience choir based rock, gospel, soul, motown and funk with like-minded colleagues in a fun, safe environment.
Teachers Rock® provides a unique model to support Music Teachers, Heads, Teachers, Music Co-ordinators, TAs, Administrators – anyone who is part of an educational setting and looking to deliver contemporary singing in the classroom. The Teachers Rock® performance programme also provides young people with an aspirational opportunity to see their teaching staff in a whole new light, one might say far ‘too cool for School’!!!
"Singing with TRC is my therapy I love it!"
"Being part of TRC has given me the confidence and inspiration to lead weekly singing assembly in my school. It has been wonderful to see the childrenʼs love for singing and music grow."
"I have a greater depth of understanding of how to teach singing so that it is more challenging than basic assembly-type repertoire."
"The CPD experience is rooted in experimental learning so the impact is very high. All learning can be translated into classroom practice."
"As a de-stressor for me, it makes me more effective as a school leader."
"Given me far more confidence. I have led staff meetings across the Federation."
"Love the singing, networking and sharing of ideas and opportunities."
"My notation skills are much improved and this helps directly in my school choir work."
"Extended my own experience and repertoire which means I can give children a wider experience of music."
"I am more confident in front of an audience and in front of a class."
"Vital in maintaining my own mental and emotional health and reducing stress levels, both due to the effect of exhilarating singing and informal networking."
"A levelling field across all positions in schools and settings. An opportunity to talk about issues e.g. administrator members helped me with interview tasks for my new administrator post."
"The impact of Teachers Rock® has been huge in my school and has now fed across our federation. The children absolutely love singing and can’t wait to sing anywhere and everywhere. Yesterday, for example we had 3 choirs of different ages all performing on a Saturday at a local carol service (70 children)"
"The material provided by Debbie is so inspiring for all ages and livens up whole school singing as well not just class and choir."
"Last year some of my Year 6 girls set up their own choir and chose their repertoire from Debbie’s materials and then entered a festival locally without me knowing!"
"One of my Year 6 boys told me that Choir is the best club to belong to because you get the best things to sing."
"For me personally, it is what keeps me going in my life. Every session is amazing, inspirational and the friends I have made have become life-long."
"Teachers Rock® should be available to everyone on prescription as it is better than any drugs and is a real morale booster."
"I recently saw Teachers Rock® at RHS Rosemoor. What a tremendous evening's entertainment! Total energy, enthusiasm and wholehearted enjoyment on display, high quality singing, plus expert arrangements and choreography. Dare I say it, in Ofsted terms....'OUTSTANDING!"