Rock Academy Melbourne
Rock Academy Spring 2022 – Registrations Now Open
If you’re aged 12-19 years old and keen to write, rehearse, record and perform music, then Rock Academy is the place for you. This program starts our 8th year of rocking, you’ll meet like minded teenagers to write, jam and perform with and create networks that may last a lifetime.
Things are slowly coming back to normal with our last show at The Curtin in front of over 200 people – what a blast.
Over the past two years of on and off again sessions, we’re finally seeing the opportunity to have a bit more certainty going forward which is awesome news and means that the Spring 2022 program will kick off on September 26 to celebrate our 29th Rock Academy.
There are limited numbers, as we’ll only be running one program these holidays, so be quick and lock in your place.
We’ve made some changes to the most unique band performance program ever created (love the brag!) to suit the times, but it promises to be as awesome as ever. So if you haven’t been before or sat out the Covid challenged 2020 and 2021, it’s time to step up and rock.
We are all double vaccinated here at Rock Academy (including mentors and crew) and whilst we respect people’s rights not to get the vaccination, it will be a condition of entering both Bakehouse and other venues that you present proof of vaccination. As such, please don’t register with the knowledge that you won’t be double vaxxed when the program is scheduled and please don’t arrive at the live show with supporters that are not double vaccinated and put the Hotel in the position of denying them entry.
Bookings are now open for the Winter program in September/October 2022.
If times have been a little financially tough over the past 12 months, some of our awesome parents have banded together to create special funding for a number of our Young Lions and their families and if you’d like to be considered for support or would like to contribute to support a Young Lion, head over to our Scholarship page to find out more.
Rock Academy Spring 2022
Monday – Saturday, September 26 – October 1
Book now to avoid disappointment – especially for drummers and bass players!
On the first day, we kick it off with a spotlight session, where everyone gets to play, meet each other, and mingle.
The mentors will construct the bands and then you’ll head off to a rehearsal room with your bandmates and start working up a cover song, get creative and feel free to bend the genres and the rules.
On Tuesday morning we kick off with a Songwriting workshop led by our amazing mentors, getting you started on your way to writing your original song. After the workshop, you’ll join a different band and with your new bandmates head to your rehearsal room to co-write your original song.
On Wednesday morning we have some instrument workshops with specialist pro players, then it’s back to rehearsals of originals and covers.
Thursday is a day to polish both your cover and original, get to the finer points of each song in readiness for recording and the live performance.
On Friday we will head over to JMC Academy in South Melbourne and use their state of the art auditorium for video and audio recording – a new experience for us all. These performances will be mixed, edited and polished in preparation for premiering as The Big Show on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, October 16.
On Saturday afternoon you’ll be on stage at one of Melbourne’s finest Rock’n’Roll venues in front of an adoring audience – venue tba.
Mentors for our 29th Rock Academy will be led by Phil Ceberano, with additional mentors to be announced closer to the commencement of the program.
It’s a blast!