Rock Academy

July holidays here we come, whether it’s in person or online we’re going to be rocking, writing and performing one way or another.

Rock Academy Online

Doesn’t matter where you are in Australia or New Zealand. Join with other teens under the mentorship of awesome musicians to create original music and videos.

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Rock Academy XX –  starts July 6

We’re back in person at Bakehouse come July, but if your not based in Melbourne we’ll also be staging Rock Academy Online to accommodate everyone.

There are limited spots for the in-person sessions at Bakehouse Studios, so be quick. We cannot add to the numbers as we are restricted by the Government policies.

Of course, there will be no live show, but each band will feature in the final video broadcast on Sunday, July 12. See the April show here – Live Show April, 2020

Starting Monday, July 6 all Young Lions (participants of both the Bakehouse and Online programs) will join us online for a day of Zoom sessions incorporating a Songwriting Workshop, a Recording at Home Workshop and a Filmmaking workshop to get everyone prepped for the days ahead.

Over the following three days the Online Young Lions will focus on writing one original song and delivering a music video for that song over the Tuesday and Wednesday, we’ll spend the next days fine tuning the mix ready for the premiere on Sunday.

Those participating in the Bakehouse program will be at Bakehouse Studios from Tuesday to Thursday for rehearsals, due to COVID we’re restricted on numbers we can have in a room at any given time, you’ll need to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser constantly. 

The outcomes for the Bakehouse bands will be an original and a cover song (same band members) written, arranged and rehearsed ready to perform in front of the camera on Friday, July 10 at Bakehouse. You’ll be given nominated times to come in and perform as we can only have 10 people at a time in the performance space (Scrap Museum).

We’ll record your performance live (audio and video) do some post mixing and then incorporate the videos from the Online Program to deliver the Rock Academy 20 show streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, July 12.

We all know how cool the online and in-person programs are, so the combination is going to be a blast in July, don’t miss out, book now.

Mentors confirmed for Rock Academy XX are Phil Ceberano (Bakehouse), Ecca Vandal, Justin Burford – End of Fashion (Online), Dean Tellefson – Wranglord (Recording Workshop), James Morris – Baked (Filmmaking Workshop), Clio Renner (Rockwiz, Alex Lahey Band) and a few others we’re in the process of confirming

Rock Academy XX.

Rock Academy is committed to ensuring that our Young Lions remain connected and engaged in this uncertain time and the focus in these times is to educate and encourage collaborations using practices, technology and experience that are used worldwide with the biggest recording artists, producers, mixers, engineers, promoters, agents and record labels.

The music industry exists on the exchange of ideas in person and across technology platforms, so running our programs in this way provides you with a look at what the real world will throw your way.

To confirm or book your spot at Rock Academy XX click the button below.

Book now and Get Loud.

Some of the amazing mentors we have had are the cream of the crop of Australia’s musicians and include Phil Ceberano, Ash Davies (drumming legend), Nikki Nicholls (Farnham, Kylie), Karina Utomo (High Tension), Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), Justin Burford (End of Fashion / Coco Blu), Finbar O’Hanlon (Jump Inc, Guitar God), Jimi Hocking (The Angels, Screaming Jets), Nick Barker,  Ecca Vandal, Glenn Reither (Icehouse), Kate Ceberano and Monique Brumby, Cam MacKenzie (Mark Seymour & The Undertow),  Ladyhood (Brihony Dawson) and Laura Davidson (AC/DShe, Bjorn Again), Paulie Stewart (Painters & Dockers), Fiona Lee Maynard (Have A Nice Day), Simon Hosford, Sam Vandenberg, Hanny J (Clowns), Jenny McKechnie (Cable Ties), Jen Sholakis (East Brunswick All Girls Choir), Larni Pearce (Creature Fear), Dean Tellefson (Tamahau, Wrangler Studios), Bec Sandridge, Max Moses, Rod Bustos (Vanessa Amorosi, Kate Ceberano), Emily Shaw (Lake Minnetonka), Ciarran Babbington (Bakers Eddy), Sarah McLeod (Superjesus) and more.