Rock Academy 22
We’re Back Live!
We’re so damn excited! We’re back in the Bakehouse Studios from Monday, January 11.
It might seem like a long way away, but January 2021 is just around the corner and it’s time to start making plans to Get Loud at Rock Academy 22.
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, it’s time to step up and rock.
If you not in Melbourne next holidays, but still want to be involved, then we have an online program that creates the same set of creative challenges, works with great mentors and rockin’ outcomes.
Bookings are now open for all programs.
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.
Monday – Saturday
- January 11-16
- January 18-23
There will be limited spots for the in-person sessions at Bakehouse Studios, so be quick, we’re almost 50% sold out (drummers be especially quick).
Starting on the Monday, we kick it 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 your bandmates in a rehearsal room to co-write your song.
Due to the restrictions we have on the number of people in a room at once we’ll have the bands selected and rooms allocated before we kick off on Monday morning.
On Tuesday it’s straight into rehearsals of a selected cover song (you and your band choose the song) and then spend Wednesday and Thursday fine thing your original song and the cover song ready for performance
On Friday a performance of your original song and cover song will be recorded (audio and video) from the stage of the Scrap Museum. Times will be staggered for each band (using a shared backline)
On Saturday we’ll be performing a live gig in the city. On January 16 we’ll be on the 7th Floor of Parkade as part of M Pavilion’s MMusic program and for the January 23 show, we’re waiting on confirmation of venue.
The recorded performances from the Fridays will be mixed and polished and then premiered as a shows on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday 24th and 31st of January.
Due to COVID we’re restricted on the number of band members and mentors we can have in a room at any given time, and you’ll need to wear a mask and use hand sanitiser constantly. We’ll have staggered starts, lunchtimes and finishing times each day to ensure everyone’s safety.
We cannot add to the numbers as we are restricted by the Government policies. To keep everyone as safe as possible we have strict policies in place and ask everyone to apply commonsense. But the good news we’ll be running for two weeks of the holidays in January (pending numbers of course).
Mentors for our 22nd Rock Academyaren’t confirmed as yet, but as always we’re cooking up something tasty and special for all.
Monday – Thursday
Commencing Monday, January 11 you will start the process of writing an original song with bandmates and preparing a cover song, both to be recorded with video clips to be broadcast online at the end of the program
In the lead up to the week, we’ll do some online sessions together about recording at home and basic mixing techniques to set you up for success.
We’ll have access to top-notch mentors including our own ‘Sound Lord’ Dean from Wrangler Studios.
We highly recommend having an audio interface to connect your instrument to your computer. Drums can be recorded via a phone or computer microphone – have a look and a listen to the outcomes we got back in April.
Over the four days, you’ll co-write an original song with a band, record it, do a basic mix and film and edit a companion film clip plus record a cover song with video in a collaboration style to be broadcast on Sunday, January 24th.
Mentors for our 22nd Rock Academy aren’t confirmed as yet, but as always we’re cooking up something tasty and special for all.
Rock Academy 22.
Rock Academy is a band performance program for teenage musicians who are looking to connect with other musicians, improve their songwriting skills, learn how to rehearse effectively and improve their performance as part of band.
Our mentors are professional, touring and recording musicians – we’re not here to teach you, we’re not a school, it’s not class based, we get in the rehearsal rooms and have 4 days to put together a great rock show. They’ll give you real world guidance borne from their own personal experience.
There’s not another program like it in the world, so don’t miss out!
To confirm or book your spot at Rock Academy 22 click on the appropriate program – Online or @Bakehouse
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), Clio Renner (Alex Lahey Band/Rockwiz Orchestra), Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly & Congrats) and more.