Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys & Vocals

Open to all music skill levels

The Pop Rocks Program is geared towards young, aspiring and beginning students ages 6 to 11 with less than six months of musical and/or instrument experience. Pop Rock students will explore music in a comfortable, non-intimidating and expressive social atmosphere centered around rock music.

During the course of the program students will learn basic techniques and skills for each of the basic rock band instruments - electric guitar, drums, keyboards, bass, and vocals. Every few weeks students will learn about a different instrument and then learn warm-ups techniques and how to play basic chords, riffs, and rhythms in order to play a song. Students are encouraged to explore what instrument they might like to further pursue in the future.  

Students will also learn how to play together and perform as a band. At the end of the 12-week program, the students will perform a short set of music for their family and friends at the RiverCity Rock Star Academy studios.

Pop Rocks & Young Rockers show on April 8th 2016 at The Space.

Pop Rocks & Young Rockers show on April 8th 2016 at The Space.

The Pop Rocks Program is open to students between the ages of 6-11 of all musical abilities. Students do not need to have their own instrument for the Pop Rocks Program.  Weekly sessions are 1 1/2 hours per evening for 12 weeks. The Spring session begins Monday, April 18th, 2016, from 5:30-7:00pm. Complete the Pop Rocks Registration form to enroll today.

Pop Rocks - Ages 6-11


  • Explore different instruments and singing to find out interests
  • Learn music in a fun and supportive environment
  • Build self-confidence 
  • Learn teamwork by playing with bandmates in a real band
  • Perform and learn real rock songs


  • Over 20 hours of instruction by music professionals during our 12-week program 
  • Season ending concert at a music venue for family and friends 
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to the concert
  • Professional photographs of band members rocking
  • Professional video of your concert
  • RiverCity Rock Star Academy T-Shirt


  • Only four monthly payments of $153.75 (regular price)*
  • Save an additional 5% for making one payment 
  • Save an additional 5% with the Family Plan (when siblings, mom, and/or dad also enroll) 
  • Save an additional 5% and the student also receives a $25 gift card to their choice of Ranch Records, Gov Cup or ABC Music with the 'Join the Band’ referral program 
  • For only $75 per month, add a weekly 30-minute private lesson - a 40% savings on the lesson alone 

More Information

  • *Check our news or Facebook page for current enrollment promotions or specials
  • Any and all appropriate discounts will be applied to tuition fees to ensure the best price possible
  • We have scholarships available through the Rock School Scholarship Fund learn more or apply here
  • We accept credit cards, Paypal, checks and cash

All of this for the price that some charge for monthly lessons alone




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RiverCity Rock Star Academy
2769 19th Street SE
Salem, OR 97302 


Program Hours

Day (Monday) 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Starting April 18th, 2016

Show Date TBA

Next Season Begins September 12th, 2016