Rock Academy Melbourne

Now into our 5th year, Rock Academy keeps growing and throwing up creative challenges to our young musicians.
Join in and Get Loud!

Art of Rock Photography

A band isn’t anything without its look & feel. Photography can help establish the vibe of a band. Be mentored by one of the best.

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Rock Academy XVIII 

The end of the year is nigh and in January we rock!

The first program for 2020 is going to be massive, with extra sessions, a visit from and a tour to Big Music Sydney.

Bookings are open, with Week 2 and the Sydney Tour already sold out.

If you’re not a musician, but love music then join in the Art of Rock Photography with the incredible Oli Sansom, running during week 2 of Rock Academy XVIII.

So if you’re a musician or a photographer there’s something awesome to be involved with in January 2020.

For Rock Academy XVIII we’ll be running two identical programs over two weeks of the summer holidays, so connect with your friends and work out which week rocks for you.

The weeks are:

  • Week 1 – Tuesday, January 7 – Saturday, January 11, 2020 (Saturday afternoon show at M Pavilion.)
  • Week 2 – SOLD OUT – Sunday, January 12 – Thursday, January 16, 2020 (Thu night show at Central Club Hotel, Richmond)

There are limited spots each week, so make sure you get in early before they disappear.

Regardless of the week you book into there are a few extra workshops you may want to participate in. While Big Music are in town we are going to run some combined sessions on Thu Jan 16 at Bakehouse – Songwriting, Guitar Tone Workshop, Drums, Bass Guitar and Vocal workshops with some very special mentors – stay tuned to our socials to see who they are as we announce them.

Added Show – On Friday, January 17 we are staging a special All Ages show at Wrangler Studios featuring Big Music, the Rock Academy tour bands and some special guest support and headline bands – we’ll announce soon. So regardless of which week your coming to Rock Academy keep these days clear and join in the madness.

Rock Academy is a school holiday program that helps develop the skills of teen musicians. Forming bands you are given guidance by some of Australia’s leading professional musicians – this is not a class based program, we spend as much time as possible rocking.

Composite bands prepare cover songs and co-write original songs to be performed in front of family and friends at the final performance show.

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 and more.

Book now and Get Loud.

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