Music in the 1980s was a vibrant treasure trove of styles, influences and new sub-genres that still impact music today. The birth and growth of MTV changed music and entertainment forever and connected music fans around the world like never before.  Our 2018 Rockers Winter Session will be playing the diverse music of the 1980s from New Wave, Post-Punk, Pop, Hip Hop, Gothic, Funk, Synth Pop, Power Pop, Hair Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Alternative Rock, Industrial, and much more. The Rocker students will help select the songs that could range from Metallica to Madonna, Duran Duran to Dio, Phil Collins to Public Enemy, Spandau Ballet to Scorpions, just to name a few. The 12-week Rockers Program is for teens ages 12-18 with a musical foundation on guitar, bass, piano, drums, and/or vocals. In addition to weekly rehearsals, Rocker students also receive a weekly 30-minute private lesson with our staff. Rockers will perform their songs at preview show, as well as at the end of season show for their family and friends at a local venue at the conclusion of the 12-week program. Winter Session begins Tuesday, January 9th, 2018 and rehearsals are held every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30pm. REGISTER HERE

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"RiverCity Rock Star Academy has been a great opportunity for me to meet other rock-stars-in-the-making, while
at the same time improving my own skills and learning some fun tunes in the process."


  • 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
  • Learn about musical equipment care and setup
  • Express your creativity through music performance
  • Develop your musical skills in a band
  • Try other instruments and vocals in a supportive setting
  • Make friends with people passionate about music
  • Learn about pop and rock music by playing it
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  • Over 50 hours of instruction by music professionals during our 12-week program (including rehearsals and shows) 
  • Weekly 3-hour rehearsal (Tuesdays evenings 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) 
  • Includes weekly private 30-minute lesson with our professional teachers
  • Season ending concert at a music venue for family and friends 
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the concert
  • Professional photographs of band members rocking at the concert
  • Professional video of your concert
  • RiverCity Rock Star Academy t-shirt