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North Somerset & Bristol Franchisee Andy Collins


Tel: 07824995219

Welcome to The Rock Project in Bristol and North Somerset. We are a national music school specialising in rock and pop, and teaching those aged 7+ guitar, bass guitar, drums and singing during two-hour after school sessions, with schools all across the region. As well as lessons, we also get them playing in bands and performing live on stage every year (please see pictures and video below). 

We run three different sessions for 3 different age groups:


  • Juniors: ages 7-11 (primary school age)

  • Seniors: ages 11-18 (secondary school age)

  • The Rock Project Encore: our sessions for adults!


Below is some info about Andy, Tom and Rich who run the schools, and if you would like to be sent our full info including days/times, locations, fees and more details of what we do, please fill in our online form by clicking the Enquire Now button below. Once we have sent you the full info you can then book in for a FREE TRIAL SESSION!


For up to date info on our sessions and any upcoming gigs, please visit our Facebook page The Rock Project Bristol & North Somerset.

Andy Collins

Andy opened the North Somerset franchise of The Rock Project in October 2011 after leaving the RAF as an aircraft engineer, since then the schools have gone from strength to strength and Andy now also assists head office with the opening of new schools around the UK and abroad. Andy lives in Portishead and is married with two young children. Andy says: “I love what we do at The Rock Project, we have taught over a thousand students now over the years, and to watch their confidence and ability grow to be able to perform live on stage within their first year is a great achievement for both them and my team. If you are wondering if our sessions are for you, just come along for a free taster and meet the team and see for yourself!"

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Tom Andrews - Session manager

Tom has been with The Rock Project since it opened in North Somerset, he joined the team as bass tutor and then took over running the sessions from Andy in September 2017.  Tom is a fantastic musician and sound engineer,  and has a wealth of knowledge to pass onto our students.

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Rich Hunt - Session Manager

Rich has been working with The Rock Project since 2015, teaching guitar and running the sessions. Since graduating from The Academy of Contemporary Music in Surrey, he has taught in a variety of settings, including full-class lessons and one-to-one. Aside from teaching, Rich practices in bands, focusing on more contemporary music styles such as Rock, Pop and Blues.

Franchisee of the year 2016:

Andy Collins

This could be you performing at The Fleece every July!

Every July around 300 of our students across the Bristol region perform at The Fleece

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