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Sevenoaks Franchisee, Chris Thorburn

Chris Thorburn

Chris is married with two boys who attend primary school and are both eager to join up as some of the first students of the new Rock Project school in Kent. Growing up in Zimbabwe on a farm and attending a boarding school, Chris lived a very ‘outdoors’ life. For many years he managed safaris in the African bush and is passionate about wildlife. His life took on a new direction when he decided to move to the UK 15 years ago, when the safari operation was closed down by the Government. Continuing his farming background, he has enjoyed working in the fruit import industry, supplying fresh produce to supermarkets.

Chris is very involved with his local Scout group as well as helping with activities at his sons' primary school. Since living in the UK, Chris has been inspired by the wealth of musical talent produced in this country. “Young people are very privileged to have all these amazing artists on their doorstep”. Whilst researching music schools for his sons, Chris discovered the Rock Project. “I was immediately drawn to the concept as it gives the children a unique opportunity to come together to learn a musical instrument and to perform together. I would encourage young people to follow their dreams, no matter how great”.


“Learning musical skills will help children to grow in confidence and most importantly, makes learning fun”. A good place to start will be to join the Rock Project.

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Rock Project students performing on stage.

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