Young Rockers


OPEN TO First Time Musicians and beginner MUSIC SKILL LEVELS

The Young Rockers Program is geared towards aspiring and beginner music students ages 8 to 14. Young Rockers experience the RiverCity Rock Star Academy’s unique methods of combining weekly band rehearsals with a private lesson in an instrument of their choice — guitar, drums, bass, piano, and/or vocals. Students learn music fundamentals, theory, and techniques by focusing on chords, scales, notes, rhythm, riffs, rudiments, and more by learning songs that they know (or at least their parents do) in a fun, active and supportive environment. During the 12-week program, students will learn rock and pop songs from the last 60 years of contemporary music such as The Beatles, Nirvana, Green Day, The Ramones, Rolling Stones, and other great bands and artists. The Young Rockers develop a playlist that builds confidence, comfort, team skills, and music fundamentals



Students in the Young Rockers Program will participate in the 'Roadies Session' during the last part of each weekly rehearsal. During the Roadies Session, students will learn the fundamentals of performance equipment management and receive the training necessary to use music technology in a live performance setting effectively. From guitar and bass amplifiers, drum sets and microphones to PA equipment, cables, and monitors, students will learn how to setup and maintain all facets of an efficient musical production.

Also included as part of the Young Rockers Program, students will receive one-on-one instruction during a required weekly 30-minute private lesson. Private lessons are scheduled separately from the weekly Young Rockers Program class time and a great way to help students improve and excel musically. At the end of the 12-week program, students will perform what they learned during the program for their family and friends at our season ending show. Students may take Young Rockers as many times as they like and we recommend for many students that they begin their musical journey with this program. REGISTER HERE

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  • Make practicing and learning music fun
  • Learn the foundations of music theory, technique, and skills in our comprehensive programs
  • Learn music in a positive and supportive environment
  • Build self-confidence 
  • Learn teamwork by playing with bandmates in a real band
  • Perform and learn real rock & pop songs
  • Learn about musical equipment care and setup
  • Combination of group music rehearsals and weekly private one-on-one lessons
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  • Over 25 hours of instruction by music professionals during our 12-week program (rehearsal, private lessons, and performance)
  • 90 minute weekly band rehearsal for 12 weeks (Monday evenings 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Includes weekly private 30-minute lesson with our professional teachers
  • Learn about musical equipment and performance
  • Performance for family and friends at a local venue
  • RiverCity Rock Star Academy t-shirt