We make learning music fun for everyone!


We have a unique approach to music delivery, using a unique blend of social enterprise & “pay it forward ideology” to bring people together from all walks of life and abilities. We aren’t just a studio, we are a learning centre, teaching skills such as music, arts, team work, communication and problem solving skills. We encourage and teach citizen skills, community action and volunteering.

We deliver bespoke music workshops and sessions to everybody, regardless of age, gender, disabilities and ethnicity To find a comprehensive list of our sessions click HERE

Core Values

  • To provide an environment to enthuse and engage young adults to develop their knowledge in music.
  • To motivate & challenge young adults, using music as a learning tool.
  • To work in partnership with other likeminded organizations.
  • To Specifically target NEET, young adults with learning disabilities to help build skills, aspirations and tackle worklessness.
  • To break down barriers & tackle prejudice of race, colour, creed, religious beliefs & sexual orientation.
  • We use the universal language of music to break these barriers down.
  • To help promote community cohesion and help build on Bradford’s capacity of a peaceful multi-cultural city.

Certa Accredited Qualifications.

From July 2019, School of Rock and Media started a pilot shceme to run Certa Accredited Qualifications in Audio and Sound Production, Personal Development and DJing Skills. In the first 9 month, more than 15 students have graudated with new qualifications. This number is growing, as we develop more subjects, and increase our prospectus.


Our Team

As our company grows larger, so does our amazing team. Here is a brief overview of all our members. If you would like more detailed info please CLICK HERE
Tony Saunders

Tony Saunders


 Bassist for world touring bands for over 26 years.  Qualificatied in Youth Work. Experience in Human Resources though Citation.

John Bolton

John Bolton


Hitting drums for over 30 years.

Qualified in Youth & Community Development, Drug & Alcohol Counselling, Homeless Advice and Learning Disabilities Awards Frame Work.

Michelle Bolton

Director, Finance/HR

26 years experience of working with adults with learning disabilities. She has Qualifications in Health & Social Care.

Michelle Saunders

Director of Learning Disabilities

20 years experience in working people with learning disabilities.

Qualified in Health and Social Care, Learning Disabilities Awards Framework, First Aid, Health, Safety & Safeguarding.

Duane ‘Dubz’ Levy

Production Supervisor

Music signed to various labels, specialising in Urban electronic music. Over 5 years experience working as a family support worker.

Andrew Illingworth

Workshop Leader

Andrew works doing sound for feature films and tv. He has a 1st class degree in music, and runs music production, recording sessions and festivals for SORM Studios

Leigh Stothard

Music Facilitator

Proffessional drummer, playing on over 30 albums, recorded in a multitude of studios. Leigh runs all the Certa Accridited courses

Rebecca Sykes

Youth Arts Worker

Rebecca is a visual and multi-media artist, qualified in Fine Art and Youth and Community Development. Experience in music; singing, performing and song writing.

James Hudson

Session worker

Degree in Music Production and Performance. Sound Engineer and Music Producer / Session player. Guitar tutor in various syles.

Stephen Ó Máille

Workshop leader

Stephen has over 25 years as a musician, playing bass and guitar. He runs workshops repair and mentanance for studio equipment. 

Dorian Smith

Session Worker 

Dorzi is a UK Rapper/Singer/Songwriter from Bradford,West Yorkshire. Known for his energetic live performances Dorzi has headlined at many of the big Northern Nightclub events such as Niche (Sheffield) ,Casaloco (Leeds) and B-Line (Bradford). He has also performed several times at the massive MOVEMENT event and and at the UK’s number one night club The Syndicate in Blackpool to name only a few . Dorzi has influenced and inspired many of the younger up and coming M.C.’s in his hometown , either directly or indirectly influencing the styles of many through his House & Bassline collaborations with various local Producers & Artists Such as TS7, Tom Zanetti, Bad Boy Chiller Crew, Big Ang & Katie May to his own hip hop influenced songs “That’s How it is” and “CheekySmile”.

Tony Saunders

Kate Mitchell

Online Coordinator

Usually, you’ll find Kate in theatre full as a producer, director, actor & vocalist (including touring internationally with an ABBA Tribute Show)

Kate has come on board to help get information out to students and staff about Coronavirus (and doing anything else she can turn her hand to whilst we’re all on Lockdown)

Kevan Bolton

Drum Teacher, Roadie

Also known as ‘The Beast’ because of his heavy drumming and sheer strength. He has played in UK touring bands for years. He works as a drum teacher and roadies for festivals around the UK. 

Jack Bolton

Session planner

Jack, has been drumming for over 13 years. He has level 1 and 2 Diploma in music. While working at SORM, Jack has been trained in anaphylactic shocks, mental capacity training, and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.