Rock Academy Winter
It’s so great to be back in the rhythm of a semi-normal year, rehearsing in the studio with bandmates and playing a live show with an in-person crowd.
Summer and Easter programs were amazing and now we have the Winter program to look forward to in July. If you’re aged 12-19 years old and keen to write, rehearse, record and perform music, then Rock Academy is the place for you.
If you haven’t checked out the Summer and Easter shows yet, head over to our YouTube channel and check out the fun we had.
It might seem like a long way away, but Winter 2021 will be here before you know it and it’s time to start making plans to Get Loud at Rock Academy 24.
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.
Bookings are now open..
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.
It’s a blast!
Mentors for our 24th Rock Academy will be led by Phil Ceberano with additional mentors to be announced closer the commencement.
Rock Academy 24.
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 24 click here- @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), Jackson Phelan (RAT!Hammock), Jerome Smith, Mish Davies, Frank Lees (Press Club) and more.