Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms

Brass Lessons at Rocking Horse

We are pleased to announce that Benjamin Chinery, Trumpeter and brass teacher, is now offering brass lessons at Rocking Horse Rehearsal Rooms.

As a brass teacher I constantly try to develop a better and more understandable way to pass on my experience so as to inspire would be brass players. I have had over 5 years of experience teaching brass instruments and can take students through the ABRSM syllabus from just starting out to getting into Music College. Not all students have that as their goal but the level required to get in can be achieved by anyone through practice and guidance. Music lessons are tailored carefully to the needs of the student, drawing on their strengths and improving their weaknesses, with both solo and group activities available the student can improve all aspects of their life through music and community involvement. If you are interested in lessons on any Brass instrument whatever your age, then please contact me at

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Christmas Opening Hours

This xmas we will be closed on the following days:

Wed, 24th December, Thur, 25th December, Fri, 26th December

Wed, 31st December, Thur, 1st January

We will be open every other day as usual.

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You can contact us on: 0191 3860595 // 07554 265040 // 07876 293709


Drum Lessons At Rocking Horse



We have acquired the services of the excellent Dan from Rhythm Dynamics to teach drum lessons here at Rocking Horse. Rhythm Dynamics specialise in one-to-one drum lessons for any age and ability, even if you have never picked up a pair of sticks before!

“We pride ourselves in our Unique and Personalised way of learning! What about us makes us Unique?…We teach you the way YOU want!”

To book drum lessons at Rocking Horse, please phone Dan on: 07773 552 162 or email

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‘Cabin’ Live Video Recorded At Rocking Horse

In preparation for their debut album on our Rocking Horse Recordings label, Zeerox shot a new music video in room 3. All audio and video was recorded and shot in house here at Rocking Horse. Check it out!

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Rocking Horse Mentioned In This Month’s NME

10419401_10152797775876635_6522210764347358757_nThis weeks NME ran a feature on the Durham DIY music scene. Rocking Horse got a mention, as did music venues such as Empty Shop and the Fishtank.

Winds of Genocide, Control, Martha, Cholera, Uncoffined, No Ditching and Onsind are among the bands who rehearse at Rocking Horse who also featured in the article.

Road Closure

There are currently evening roadworks blocking the road into Rocking Horse from the A690 (at the traffic lights, heading down to the Gates carpark). Access is currently diverted through North Road. We don’t know how long this will continue, so please allow extra time for your journey.

Vocal recording only £15 an hour.

Vocal BoothFrom aspiring singers to professionals requiring a showcase for their talents, in our studio at Rocking Horse, a wide variety if vocalists, of all genres, have used our facilities.  Recording rates for vocal recording are only £15 per hour, email us at or call us on 0191 3860595 for enquiries.

Rocking Horse Xmas Opening Hours

Closed: 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December, 1st January

We are open all other days between Xmas and New Year and will be back to normal opening hours on 2nd January


Atic Atac feat: Gin Shop Revolt (North East Ska Noise outfit) / DJ’s Polybius / Plus TBC


This month we bring you North East Ska Noise outfit Gin Shop Revolt!! They’re starting to make a name for themselves in the North East and will be joining us in the Fishtank before they head off on their UK Tour!

***Live acts have to be on before 11pm so make sure you get down early. This is not one to be missed!!***


Dj’s Lazy Dave (Polybius/Head Unit)
Plus more to be confirmed!

Expect Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Disco, Nu Jazz, Reggae, Dub and pretty much anything with a dirty bassline!

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