The Pop Rocks Program is geared towards young, aspiring and beginning music students ages 5 to 7. During the 6-week program, Pop Rock students will explore music in a comfortable, non-intimidating, creative, and expressive social atmosphere centered around enjoying contemporary pop and rock music of the last 60 years.
The Young Rockers Program is our beginning rock band program geared towards aspiring and beginner music students ages 8 to 12. Young Rockers experience the RiverCity Rock Star Academy’s unique methods of combining weekly band rehearsals with a private lesson in an instrument of their choice — guitar, drums, bass, piano, and/or vocals. Students learn music fundamentals, theory, and techniques by focusing on chords, scales, notes, rhythm, riffs, rudiments, and more by learning songs that they know (or at least their parents do) in a fun, active and supportive environment.
Our 2018 Spring Rockers Session will be playing the best music of all genres from the 90s! Everything from Pop to Grunge to Metal will be played. Bands will include Nirvana, Radiohead, Soundgarden, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Whitney Houston, Oasis, Spice Girls, Beck, Fugazi, No Doubt, Presidents of the United States, MC Hammer, R.E.M and many more. The 12-week Rockers Program is for teens ages 12-18 with a musical foundation on guitar, bass, piano, drums, and/or vocals. In addition to weekly rehearsals, Rocker students also receive a weekly 30-minute private lesson with our staff. Rockers will perform their songs at a preview show, as well as at the end of season show.
Our 2018 Rockers Spring Session will be playing all the best songs that defined a new generation of rock music and fans. Songs will be chosen from the 80s throughout the 2000s and include songs from bands such as My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Sunny Day Real Estate, Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Red Jump Suit Apparatus, 30 Seconds to Mars, Panic at The Disco, Green Day, Rites of Spring, and many more. The 12-week Rockers Program is for teens ages 12-18 with a musical foundation on guitar, bass, piano, drums, and/or vocals. In addition to weekly rehearsals, Rocker students also receive a weekly 30-minute private lesson with our staff. Rockers will perform their songs at a preview show, as well as at the end of season show.
Metal Mania is part of our 12 -week Rockers class for intermediate and advanced music students that love all types of metal. We play songs from bands such as Slayer, Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Pantera, Megadeath, Death, Silverstein, and many more. For guitar, bass, drums, and vocalist ages 12 to 18. The program includes a weekly three-hour band rehearsal, a weekly 30-minute private lesson, a preview and season-ending show for family and friends at local music venues.
The RiverCity Renegade Program is for adults 21 years of age and older of all musical abilities from first-time beginners to advanced musicians looking to play in a band once again. This program is a performance program geared towards adults learning songs and performing as a group. Throughout the program, the group will learn to play, study and perform a wide range of genres and styles including Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, Punk, Folk, and more. At the end of the 12-week program, the adult students will perform a set of music for their family and friends at a local venue.
The Royal Rockers (Royals) Performance Group is an audition-only, skill and experience-based program for advanced students ages 14-20. Students of the Royals group will have a multitude of opportunities to perform at community and private events/parties, in addition to their performance showcases for family and friends. This program is designed to give students the experience of a real working band and further excel their confidence and passion for music.