Rock Academy Easter
It’s so good to see the back of 2020 and get back in the rehearsal studios, and write, rehearse, record and perform.
If you haven’t checked out the show from January 2021, head over to our YouTube channel and check out the fun we had.
It might seem like a long way away, but Easter 2021 will be here before you know it and it’s time to start making plans to Get Loud at Rock Academy 23.
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.
As always there are limited spots for the in-person sessions at Bakehouse Studios, so be quick, Bass players and Drummers especially.
On the first day, 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 Day Two it’s straight into rehearsals of a selected cover song (you and your band choose the song) and then spend Days Three and Four fine tuning your original song and the cover song ready for performance
On the afternoon of Day Four you’ll perform original song and cover song in front of the cameras and 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 Day Five we’ll be performing a live gig at the awesome Central Club Hotel in Richmond.
The recorded performances will be mixed and polished and then premiered as a ‘Big Show’ on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday April 25th.
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 23rd Rock Academy will be led by Phil Ceberano and features the incredible Bec Sandridge.
Rock Academy 23.
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 a 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 23 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), Mareya, Damien Dixon (Foci) and more.