Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys & Vocals

Open to all music skill levels

The Young Rockers Program is geared towards young, aspiring and beginner students ages 6 to 14. Young Rocker students will explore music in a comfortable, non-intimidating and expressive social atmosphere, centered around rock music.

During the course of the 12-week 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, including warm-ups techniques and how to play basic chords, riffs, and rhythms in order to play a song. This is a great way for students to explore what instrument they might like to further pursue in the future.  Students will also learn songs by bands such as The Beatles, Nirvana, Green Day, The Ramones, Rolling Stones and other great rock bands. 


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 effectively use music technology in a live performance setting. 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 rehearsal time and a great way to help students improve and excel musically. 

At the end of the 12-week program, students will perform a set of music for their family and friends at a local venue. REGISTER HERE

Young Rockers - AGES 6-14


  • 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
  • Learn about musical equipment care and setup
  • Combination of group music rehearsals & weekly private one-on-one lessons


  • Over 36 hours of instruction by music professionals during our 12-week program (rehearsal, private lessons, and show)
  • 2 hour weekly rehearsal for 12 weeks (Monday evenings 5:30p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Includes weekly private 30-minute lesson with our professional teachers
  • Weekly Roadies Session to learn about musical equipment and performance
  • 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


  • 4 monthly payments of only $175 (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 


  • *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





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


Program Hours

Day (Monday) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Starting September 12th, 2016

Show Date TBA

Next Season Begins September 12th, 2016