Special Topic Programs  

Teen Songwriting Workshop for Local Roots Music Festival Alex Callenberger

RiverCity Rock Star Academy is proud to be partnering with KMUZ 100.7 & 88.5 FM Local Roots to showcase Salem's next generation of song writers and musicians. The Local Roots Music Festival will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Willamette Heritage Center Dye House. The Festival will feature 19 bands that have contributed to the Local Roots Compilation III. Among the artists performing will be 2012 American Idol top 24 finalist Haley Johnsen and Black Prairie singer/songwriter Annalisa Tornfelt. Kicking off the Local Roots Music Festival at 9:00 a.m. will be an extended set featuring our own RiverCity Rock Star Academy students performing their original songs.

In preparation for the Local Roots Music Festival we will be conducting a 6-week songwriting workshop for ages 13-18 that will allow students to turn their song ideas into a finished product. Students will be instructed in writing, composition and arrangement of songs and will record their own original works. Workshop cost: $179 for 6 weeks and will be on Monday evenings 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Program begins Monday January 11th, 2016. Registration Form  If you have a band and would like to register as a band please ask us about special pricing for this workshop. 

The League of Extraordinary Shredders -- A Guitar Focus Group  Alex Callenberger
Guitar workshop for students of all skill levels ages 13+. This workshop program will not only focus on guitar techniques, but also on theory, coordination and improvisation skills. Alex will work with students on scales, arpeggios, chords and other important aspects of guitar playing. Currently enrolled students will have the opportunity to work on their Winter Season songs with Alex, as well as learn new songs during the course of the workshop to help with guitar techniques. Workshop cost: $179 for 6 weeks. Monday evenings 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join us and you’ll take your guitar playing to the next level!  Program begins Monday, February 22, 2016. Registration Form.



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