Rock Academy

January 2021 can’t come around quick enough, we’re going to be rocking, writing and performing one way or another at Bakehouse or online.

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.

Merch, Merch, Merch

Rock Academy Limited Edition Merch – get yours now, once they’re gone, they’re gone forever.

Rock Academy 22

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.

While we don’t know what shape the program will take due to Covid-19, we’ll definitely be staging a program, either fully online or in-person at Bakehouse Studios or both.

Bookings are now open for both programs, if we are still in lockdown and cannot get into Bakehouse to rock, you can choose either to move to the online program or have a full refund – we, of course, suggest you rock with us online.

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 include 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.

Monday – Friday

There will be 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. 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).

Starting Monday, January 11 and Monday, January 18 all Young Lions (participants of both the Bakehouse and Online programs) will join us online via Zoom for a songwriting workshop and then break out into their bands to start the process of writing an original song.

We plan to be at Bakehouse Studios from Tuesday to Thursday for rehearsals, 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 start, lunch and finishing times each day to ensure everyone’s safety.

Each band will feature in the final video broadcast on Sunday, January 24th or 31st. See how the July show came together.

Bakehouse based bands will prepare an original and a cover song (same band members) written, arranged and rehearsed ready to perform in front of the camera on Friday, January 15 and 22 at Bakehouse. You’ll be given nominated times to come in and perform as we can only have 10-12 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 22 show streamed on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, January 24th and 31st (depending on which week you participate).

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

Mentors for our 22nd Rock Academyaren’t confirmed as yet (rumour of a guy called Ben might come back), but as always we’re cooking up something tasty and special for all.

Rock Academy 22.

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 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.