Saturday Programme Rooftop Academy


What is the Saturday Rooftop Academy?

Saturday Rooftop Academy is HMDT Music’s new ensemble band programme for young musicians. Offering high quality practical music-making, students will work with industry professionals to learn established standards, and how to arrange and compose both their own songs and existing material. They will also benefit from: the experience of a professional recording artist, learning about the music industry, how to plan a set and a range of performance opportunities.


Who is it for?

If you’re Year 9+, minimum Grade 4 or equivalent on an instrument or voice, and want to have fun making music in a band or group and explore music from different genres, cultures and eras, then this is the programme for you! If you are also taking or thinking of taking GSCE or A-Level music this will be a great opportunity to enhance your musical skills and knowledge.

*Entry is by audition for students new to the Saturday Programme*


What does it offer?

  • Performing music you enjoy in our new Rock/Pop Band and creating your own;
  • Composition with professional composers who cover a broad spectrum of genres;
  • Guest masterclasses from specialist artists from across the industry;
  • Performance opportunities;
  • The option to add an individual instrumental or singing lesson.



13:45 – 16:00

Advisory timings are for the main programme only. Additional lessons will be scheduled outside these hours.

CLICK HERE for term dates.


The timetable for the year is sorted over the Summer holidays, and you will be notified of your timetable in September before term starts. There may occasionally also be some movement of times between terms, which you will be notified of before the term starts. Please note that timings are advisory only, and are subject to change.


How much does it cost?

CLICK HERE for Saturday Programme fees.