Welcome to all schools, colleges and music hubs! You can use our unique lesson plans and workshops to fire up your students!

Together with our exciting online Community, Team Rockhaq offer schools workshops to help get your students fired up to write professional music reviews.

We have also written six unique lesson plans which meet the National Curriculum for English Literacy at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. These will be released shortly in 2017.

We’ll outline how Rockhaq can work in your schools or colleges in three options.

Student Interview

Before that, have a listen to what former A Level English student Sam Brookes had to say about his Rockhaq Workshops experience.

Sam is a Rockhaq Pilot Student and has been the most proactive member of The Rockhaq Community ever since its inception. He has written over 50 reviews and became a qualified English Teacher afterwards.

Find out why Sam thinks the Rockhaq Workshops are the best thing he ever did at school and why The Rockhaq Community is more addictive than Facebook too.

Option 1: Get Writing, Free!

You and your students can join and use The Rockhaq Community for free. Just contact us and we’ll help to get you signed up.

We use social media addresses to verify all members that do not have a teacher to help them join, to ensure our Community is safe and secure for all members.



Option 2: Lesson Plans

For a fee, you can use any of our six exclusive 20-page lesson plans.

All Rockhaq lesson plans fit into the National Curriculum for English Literacy at KS3 and KS4 levels. Choose from plans on:

  • How to write a music review (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)
  • How to write a live review (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)
  • How to write an opinion column (Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4)

All work is unique and based on award-winning journalist and Rockhaq founder Michelle Dhillon’s tried and tested techniques during the Rockhaq pilot.

Lesson plans are still in our design studio and will be here soon! Join our VIP list to be notified when they go live on our community.



Option 3: School Workshops

For a fee, you can invite Michelle Dhillon to teach you or your students any number of music journalism skills, music journalism workshops and after school CPD lessons.

Michelle works from her unique Rockhaq lesson plans, which fit into the National Curriculum for English Literacy at KS3 and KS4 levels.

Michelle is an award-winning journalist with extended DBS certification, and is used to travelling internationally as part of her normal work schedule. Please see more information about our School Workshops.



More questions or want to book?

Questions? Comments? Or just want to share what you think about this student’s David Bowie review? Just contact Team Rockhaq and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours during Monday-Friday, except on UK bank holidays.


Student Testimonials

School Workshops for RockhaqI love Rockhaq and writing on it has given me so much confidence when it comes to presenting in class and writing my coursework. I like being able to share my thoughts on whatever music I listen to with other people online and it’s even better that I became a student editor and I won tickets to go and see Nicki Minaj, thanks to how much I had improved on Rockhaq.

Ashton Bryan, BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production student, Central Nottingham College

SchoolsRockhaq is a rare and compelling experience that will help improve students grammar skills and might just help them progress into something much bigger such as being a music journalist in the future. I loved the free newly-released CD’s I got of my favourite artists thanks to Rockhaq. It was great to hear albums before anyone else and review them.

Joshua Tolley, BTEC Level 2 Music Technology student, Central Nottingham College