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Rock Academy 2012

5 - 11 August
(Ages 13 - 19)


The Rock Academy is open to any student with experience in playing a musical instrument or singing in a Rock and Pop environment. Although there is no definitive entry level, students should be fluent enough to learn new songs quickly, understand and play chords, create and perform within small ensemble groups. Students should have a serious attitude towards their music. The week is aimed at students with some songwriting and live playing experience who wish to extend their playing technique, writing skills and studio recording knowledge.


The aim of the Rock Academy is to give students a training in different aspects of the popular music industry. During the week students of the Rock Academy will receive tuition on their instrument/voice, as well as take part in workshops on songwriting, arranging, promotion and the music business. Small groups will be formed and rehearsals will be directed by our specialised tutors. Throughout the week students will have access to the Beauville Arts recording studio and a qualified sound engineer and they will be able to record original songs and covers in their groups. All recordings made on the course will be available to students. On the final night of each week students will perform 'live' to the public, parents and friends.


@ Les Deux Lacs, Beauville, 47470

Please note that the places on each instrument will be limited and will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis.

Course Fees 2012

Residential Rates

One Week: 550€ (520€)

Deposit: 100€

Additional Child (Sibling) Residential Rates

One Week: 510€ (490€)

Deposit: 100€

Non Residential Rate:  325€ per week (deposit 60€ p/w)

The non-refundable deposit is required upon registration.

Balance payment will be required by 31 May 2012.

Cheques in Euros should be made payable to ‘Beauville Arts SARL’

Payment by credit/debit card is also welcomed, please call +33 (0)5 53 87 72 18


The non-refundable deposit is required upon registration. The balance will be required by 31 May 2012.

Cheques in euros should be made payable to
'Beauville Arts'.

Beauville Arts also accepts payment by
Credit/Debit Card over the telephone.
Please call (+33) (0)5 53 87 72 18.



Students will be accommodated in dormitory tents at Les-2-Lacs, a family run campsite situated in a beautiful valley with two lakes, some 500 metres outside of Beauville. Covering some 22 hectares, the site offers sports and games such as volleyball, tennis, table tennis, table football, a swimming lake with full time lifeguard.

For further information on the campsite visit www.les2lacs.info
The site is within walking distance of the rehearsal rooms/recording studio venue as well as the facilities of Beauville village itself.


The village boulangerie delivers fresh bread and croissants to the campsite each morning and breakfast will be taken at the site. Lunch will be prepared by our activity co-ordinators and evening meals, of at least three courses, will be provided at a variety of locations throughout the week including Les-2-Lacs restaurant, the village restaurant 'Le idi', and Beauville Arts Head Office, L'Ancien Presbytère.


The Director of the course is Jonathan Mallalieu MA(Oxon), PGCE. He has had a distiguished career in the world of Performing Arts and has held the post of Director of Music in several schools within both the UK and International sectors. He has extensive experience as a Rock, Pop and Jazz performer, both as a soloist and in groups. He is a freelance composer and songwriter; he has released several dance records and written numerous TV scores and is Artistic Director of Beauville Arts.

He will be assisted by:

Three fully qualified and experienced tutors in Drums, Guitar/Bass and Vocals. Three BAFA qualified Activity Co-ordinators.

Staff 2011
Course Director/Keyboards : Jonathan Mallalieu
Sound Engineer: Ian Rossiter
Asst. Engineer: Russell Hughes
Voice : Claire Mallalieu
Drums: Pascal Lawrynowicz
Guitar: Chris Newland

Pascal's drumming website: www.percunivers.com

Where are we?

Beauville, Lot-et-Garonne (47) lies between Toulouse and Bordeaux in South West France, the nearest city being Agen, some 20 minutes drive to the south west. The City of Cahors lies some 45 minutes to the east/north-east and the historic town of Moissac some 30 minutes to the south-east.

Beauville, comprising a resident population of some 570, heads a rural Canton of some 3000. These numbers are substantially augmented during the peak tourism season. It supports a lively, predominantly agricultural, community and provides all necessary services including a Doctors, Pharmacy, local supermarket, post office, tourist office, bank, café, restaurant, boulangerie to name but a few.

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Arrival/Transport Links

Students participating in the Rock Academy are requested to arrive on Sunday 1st August by 3.00pm at Les Deux Lacs. The students will be free to leave after the concert on the Saturday (11th) night, however accomodation is provided until Sunday.

The Nearest International airports are at Toulouse and Bordeaux, both of which run shuttle buses to their respective train stations from which there are direct trains to Agen. Students notifying us of arrival times at Agen Train Station (a 20 minute drive) or Toulouse airport can be collected by car.

Agen has a major SNCF Railway station. Direct trains arrive regularly from most major French cities i.e. Paris (4hrs), Toulouse (1hr) and Bordeaux (1.5 hrs).

For students brought by car, Beauville lies some 25 minutes off the A62 (Junction 9 if coming from Toulouse/Junction 7 from Bordeaux). Click here for Directions by car.

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Contact us
To find out more, contact us at:

Beauville Arts SARL
L’Ancien Presbytère
Beauville, 47470, France

Tel/Fax : +33 (0)5 53 87 72 18

Rock Academy

Beauville Arts Rock Academy

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