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Salem-Keizer School District Parents and Students

Salem-Keizer public and private schools all excel at music and drama programs. Each year our schools and students routinely compete and win state and even national titles in choir, band, orchestra, and musical theater. Most area middle and high school choir and band directors strongly suggest that students take additional private lessons throughout the year. What you might not know is that RiverCity has been serving many students over the last four years with preparing for auditions, challenging pieces, competitions, and scholarship auditions. With our newly expanded studio and amazing teaching staff, we would be happy to help with your musical journey. We provide voice and singing lessons for choir, opera and musical theater, and we also provide private music lessons in violin, saxophone, trumpet, percussion, clarinet, and  piano for all skill levels. Learn more about RiverCity lesson programs.

Wild Ire Joins Forces With RiverCity!

Nick Turner

Nick Turner, drummer of Salem bands Wild Ire and Mandark, has recently joined the RiverCity team! Now, students are able to take private drum lessons from Nick and learn how to be a rockstar just like him. Nick is also helping with our programs such as Teen Rock Band Workshop and Summer Mix Tape. Nick is available for private drum lessons. Schedule your lesson now!

Taner Jones

Fellow Wild Ire band member, Taner Jones has joined the RiverCity team as well. Taner is our main retail repairman, meaning he fixes guitars, basses, amps, and anything else you need! Stop in today to our new Pro Shop to see Taner and get your musical instruments repaired or serviced.

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Wild Ire & RiverCity Royals Free Show at Blast Off Vintage Friday Night!

To celebrate our new staff members, our own RiverCity Royals and Wild Ire are playing together on July 12th at Blast Off Vintage at 8pm. Come see this amazing show! Free and all ages.

Adult Rock Music Classes for The Summer Begin July 7th & 8th!
Rebel is for adults ages 19-29 of all skill levels.

Rebel is for adults ages 19-29 of all skill levels.

Rebels (Ages 19-29)

Our Summer Rebels Program is for adult musicians ages 19-29 of all musical abilities from first-time beginners to advanced musicians looking to play in a band once again. Salem Oregon's Rock Academy provides the most unique experience for music lovers and music learners! From beginning musicians to advanced shredders, we provide music instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, & vocals. Students learn fast and most of all have fun! Summer season eight weeks and finished with a show on Thursday August 29th. Rehearsals Sunday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm. Starts on July 7th. Register Here!

Renegades is for adults ages 30+ of all skill levels. We make music education fun.

Renegades is for adults ages 30+ of all skill levels. We make music education fun.

Renegades (Ages 30+)

Our Renegade Rockers Program is for adult musicians ages 30 years of age and older of all musical abilities from first-time beginners to advanced musicians looking to play in a band once again. Salem Oregon's Rock Academy provides the most unique experience for music lovers and music learners! From beginning musicians to advanced shredders, we provide music instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, & vocals. Students learn fast and most of all have fun! Summer season eight weeks and finished with a show on Thursday August 29th. Rehearsals Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm. Starts on July 8th. Register Here!

Spring Break Special - Save 15% On Our Spring Music Classes for Kids, Teens, & Adults!
Play music now! We have fun music classes for all ages and abilities. Most classes include a weekly band rehearsal, a private music lesson, and a show all for about the price of monthly music lessons. Best value, play in a band, students make fast progress, and a welcoming community.

Play music now! We have fun music classes for all ages and abilities. Most classes include a weekly band rehearsal, a private music lesson, and a show all for about the price of monthly music lessons. Best value, play in a band, students make fast progress, and a welcoming community.

Check out all of our classes for kids, teens, and adults. We have new classes for young adults ages 19-29 and originals for teens, as well as our widely popular rockers programs for teen ages 12-18. Special savings and space is limited so hurry!

Indie Rock Class for Teens (Ages 12-18)
Rockers is for music students ages 12-18. We make music education fun.

Rockers is for music students ages 12-18. We make music education fun.

INDIE ROCK

Our 2018 Saturday Fall Rockers Session will feature the sounds of Indie Rock! Originally used to describe alternative rock, indie rock has grown to also include the sounds of punk, post-punk, grunge, emo, and guitar pop rock. Songs will be chosen from bands such as the Yo La Tengo, Pavement, The Pixies, Moldy Peaches, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Alvvays, Elliot Smith, Chvrches, the Smiths, Bleachers, The Shins, The Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Alt-J, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Grimes, The xx, Sylvan Esso, The Hives, Japanese Breakfast, Front Bottoms, The 1975, and more! Come rock with us! Rehearsals Saturdays 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Starts on September 8th.

FALL 2018 CLASS SIGN UPS!

The Rockers program include a three-hour weekly rehearsal on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, a required weekly private 30-minute lesson, and two shows over a 12 week session! Over 50 hours of professional music instruction playing in a band for the price that some charge just for music lessons. Check out our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels!

Beginning Rock Band Class - Young Rockers (Ages 8-12)
Young Rockers is for beginning music students ages 8-12. We make music education fun.

Young Rockers is for beginning music students ages 8-12. We make music education fun.

YOUNG ROCKERS

Our beginning rock band program the Young Rockers is for aspiring and beginning musicians ages 8-12 to experience the thrill of making music in a rock band. RiverCity Rock Star Academy combines weekly band rehearsals with a private lesson in an instrument of their choice — guitar, drums, bass, piano, and/or vocals! Young Rockers learn music fundamentals and learn how to work as a team with band members. Students learn how to play songs from the greatest popular and rock bands of the last 60 years such as The Beatles, Nirvana, Ramones, Green Day, and much more! Rehearsals Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm. Starts on September 10th.

FALL 2018 CLASS SIGN UPS!

The Young Rockers program includes a 90-minute weekly band rehearsal on Monday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, a weekly private 30-minute lesson, and a final season ending show over a 12 week season! Over 25 hours of professional music instruction playing in a band for the price that some charge just for music lessons. Check out our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels!

Metalheads Unite! Play in A Metal Band!
Rockers Metal Mania is for intermediate to advanced students ages 12-18. We make music education fun.

Rockers Metal Mania is for intermediate to advanced students ages 12-18. We make music education fun.

METAL MANIA

Students in the Metal Mania class will learn and perform songs from all metal genres and will learn how to master the specific techniques commonly found in most types of metal music. With the help of professional instructors, they will assist the student with enhancing their skill level, knowledge, and aptitude for their given instrument(s) or voice in metal music. Open to intermediate and advanced students in guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. Metal Mania students will have the chance to learn and perform songs of some of the great metal bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, including Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, System of a Down, Gojira, Mastodon, and many other heavy hitters of the metal world. Rehearsals Saturdays 2:00-5:00 pm. Starts on September 8th.

FALL 2018 CLASS SIGN UPS!

The Metal Mania program includes a three-hour weekly rehearsal on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, a weekly private 30-minute lesson, and two shows over a 12 week season! Over 50 hours of professional music instruction playing in a band for the price that some charge just for music lessons. Check out our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels!

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy: Adult Rock Class!
Renegades is for adults ages 21+ of all skill levels. We make music education fun.

Renegades is for adults ages 21+ of all skill levels. We make music education fun.

Renegades

Our Renegade Rockers Program is for adult musicians ages 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. Salem Oregon's Rock Academy provides the most unique experience for music lovers and music learners! From beginning musicians to advanced shredders, we provide music instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, & vocals. Students learn fast and most of all have fun! Rehearsals Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm. Starts on September 10th.

FALL 2018 CLASS SIGN UPS!

The Renegades program includes a two-hour weekly rehearsal on Monday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, a weekly private 30-minute lesson, and two shows over a 12 week season! Over 32 hours of professional music instruction playing in a band for the price that some charge just for music lessons. Check out our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels!

Now Enrolling Fall Music Programs for Kids, Teens, & Adults!
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Fall 2018 Class Sign Ups!

Check out our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels! All programs (except for Pop Rocks) include weekly rehearsals, a weekly private 30-minute lesson, and shows over a 12 week season!


TEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 12-18)

Our 2018 Fall Rockers Session will feature the sounds of Indie Rock! Originally used to describe alternative rock, indie rock has grown to also include the sounds of punk, post-punk, grunge, emo, and guitar pop rock. Songs will be chosen from bands such as the Yo La Tengo, Pavement, The Pixies, Moldy Peaches, Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, Alvvays, Elliot Smith, Chvrches, the Smiths, Bleachers, The Shins, The Strokes, Death Cab for Cutie, Alt-J, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Grimes, The xx, Sylvan Esso, The Hives, Japanese Breakfast, Front Bottoms, The 1975, and more! Come rock with us! Rehearsals Saturdays 11:00-2:00 pm. Starts on September 8th.


Our 2018 Fall Rockers Session will be playing the music of Woodstock! The sounds from the famous music festival in the summer of 1969 will include Jimi Hendrix, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Santana, The Band, Sweetwater, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, and more! Rehearsals Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 pm. Starts on September 11th.


Students in the Metal Mania class will learn and perform songs from all metal genres and will learn how to master the specific techniques commonly found in most types of metal music. With the help of professional instructors, they will assist the student with enhancing their skill level, knowledge, and aptitude for their given instrument(s) or voice in metal music. Open to intermediate and advanced students in guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. Metal Mania students will have the chance to learn and perform songs of some of the great metal bands from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s, including Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth, System of a Down, Gojira, Mastodon, and many other heavy hitters of the metal world. Rehearsals Saturdays 2:00-5:00 pm. Starts on September 8th.


The Royal 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. Auditions Monday, September 10th, Rehearsals Mondays 6:00-9:00 pm. Starts on September 8th.


ADULT PROGRAM (AGES 21+)

Our Renegade Rockers Program is for adult musicians ages 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. Salem Oregon's Rock Academy provides the most unique experience for music lovers and music learners! From beginning musicians to advanced shredders, we provide music instruction in guitar, bass, drums, piano, & vocals. Students learn fast and most of all have fun! Rehearsals Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm. Starts on September 10th.


KIDS PROGRAMS (AGES 5-12)

Our beginning rock band program the Young Rockers is for aspiring and beginning musicians ages 8-12 to experience the thrill of making music in a rock band. RiverCity Rock Star Academy’s combines weekly band rehearsals with a private lesson in an instrument of their choice — guitar, drums, bass, piano, and/or vocals! Young Rockers learn music fundamentals and learn how to work as a team with band members. Students learn how to play songs from the greatest popular and rock bands of the last 60 years such as The Beatles, Nirvana, Ramones, Green Day, and much more! Rehearsals Mondays 5:30-7:00 pm. Starts on September 10th.


Our 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. Classes Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm. Starts on September 13th.


PRIVATE & GROUP MUSIC LESSONS

In addition to our various music classes, we also provide private and group music lessons in guitar, bass, guitar, vocals, piano, violin, ukulele, and more! Always a free trial lesson! We are not just a rock school we teach and play all styles of music from classical, musical theater, opera, jazz, folk, singer-songwriter, music production, blues, and many more.  Our super talented, enthusiastic, experienced, and professionally trained teachers  at RiverCity are here to provide the best music education experience possible. Check out our team.