Come check out RiverCity Rock Star Academy’s Teen, Adult & Advanced Performance Programs perform short sets of some great music at our Mid-Term Show! And enjoy The Space food and beverages! Show starts at 7:00pm on Sunday, June 2nd. All ages! Kids & Teens FREE! Adults only $5
Check out our newest Rockers program where students will write, compose, arrange, perform, and record their own songs. Learn more about this exciting all originals new program that starts in April. Sign up now and check out all of our music classes and private lessons for kids, teens, and adults. More new programs and camps to follow so stay tuned.
RockFest 2 @ Capitol Saturday, July 8th, 3:00 pm - FREE!
We continue our FREE end of Spring season show this year at the Oregon State Capitol's Wilson Park (flag area on west side of the Capitol). All of our bands perform the songs they have been working on for this past season: Young Rockers, Legends-Green Day, Rockers-1970s, Royals, and our Adult program the Renegades. Enjoy the sun, shade, park, beautiful Capitol grounds, Food Truck (Island Girl's Lunchbox) and rock and roll! More Info Here!
Summer Programs & Private Lessons
Our Summer Session begins Monday, July 10th with a new season of our Adult Program and then Tuesday, July 11th we start our Summer Mix-Tape Mini Session for 8 weeks. This program is for students ages 10-18 of all abilities for guitar, drums, bass, piano/keys, and/or vocals. Summer also is a good time to start or continue with private lessons. We provide lessons for all ages and abilities for guitar, bass, drums, piano, vocals, and ukulele. Sign up for a FREE TRIAL LESSON or book the entire Summer. Enrolled students receive special pricing for continuing private lessons. Lessons are available Mondays, Tuesday,s Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays!
Fall Season Programs Announced
We begin our Fall Season Saturday, September 9th with our Legends of Rock Program which will focus on the Monsters of Rock: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, & Led Zeppelin for ages 10-18. Our Young Rockers program for beginners ages 8-14 begins on Monday, September 11th. Our performance band the Royals, will have auditions for advanced musicians ages 14-20 on September 11th. The Adult Program for Ages 21+ called Renegades for beginner through advanced musician begins later that Monday evening September 11th. The Rockers program ages 12-18 will focus on Bands from the United Kingdom from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s through today on Tuesday, September 12th. All of the programs are 12-weeks in length and include a final season show in December. We are also happy to announce that Pop Rocks will be back due to popular demand for ages 5-7. This 6-week program will be offered on Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (9/14 - 10/19) and also on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (9/16 - 10/21). As always, private & group lessons are available for guitar, drums, bass, piano, vocals, and ukulele. Legends of Rock, Young Rockers, and Rockers include a weekly 30-minute private lesson in addition to band rehearsal in the cost of tuition. Pop Rocks, Renegades, & Royals programs do not include a weekly private lesson in the cost of tuition but we offer this at a substantial discount. For all of our programs, we provide discounts for families, payment in full, and referrals for our programs. Keep rocking Salem!
Our next season start April 10th and we have programs for everyone. Check out all of our programs including Green Day, Rockers, Young Rockers, Adult Program, Rockers, and a Songwriting Workshop. For more information.
LEGENDS OF ROCK-GREEN DAY
GUITAR, BASS, DRUMS, PIANO, & VOCALS
OPEN TO BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED MUSIC SKILL LEVELS
Our Legends of Rock Program will feature one band each season. The upcoming Spring 2017 Season will feature the works of Green Day. This 12-week Legends of Rock Program is for kids and teens ages 10-18 from beginners, intermediate and advanced students on instruments including guitar, bass, piano, drums and vocals (For Beginner and Intermediate students we would highly recommend adding a weekly private 30 minute lesson at a significant discount for enrolled students*). This program will focus on one legendary band in Rock and will meet every week to learn, study and perform a diverse catalog of songs written by that band. Students will be instructed and guided through the history of the band, the members and equipment they used. At the end of the 12-week program, the students will perform for their family and friends at a local venue. This is a great introductory class for students interested in what we do at RiverCity Rock Star Academy. REGISTER HERE
Check out our talented teachers Rich McCloud and Jarred Venti along with Salem's other great musicians on this new song. We love the shirt also from Make Music Day Salem!
Come check out Salem's Rock School and our amazing teachers. All of our teachers are active working musicians that love teaching and sharing their passion for music. All music levels and ages welcome! Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, and Vocals. Your first lesson is FREE! Sign Up Here
OUR NEXT SEASON BEGINS JANUARY 7TH! COME ROCK WITH US!
Legends of Rock will feature THE BEATLES! The 12-week Legends of Rock Program meet will meet on Saturdays from 11am-1pm starting on January 7th. The Legends Program is for kids and teens ages 10-18 with beginning and intermediate skills levels. This is a unique opportunity for Beatles fans! REGISTER HERE
The Young Rockers Program will begin on January 9th and meet on Mondays from 5:30-7:30pm. The Young Rockers Program is for kids and young teens aged 6-14 with beginner skill levels and is a great introduction to guitar, bass, drums, keys, and/or vocals. The Young Rockers Program includes a 'Young Roadies' tech session and weekly 30-minute private lesson (scheduled separate from the Monday session time).
The Renegades Program is for adults 21+ who want to play their chosen instrument or learn a new instrument and jam with others in a band. The Renegades is for all skill-level performers and meets on Mondays from 7-9pm, starting on January 9th.
Our next Rockers Program meets on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm starting on January 10th. The Rockers Program is for teens aged 12-18 with intermediate to advanced skill levels. We're excited that this season the Rockers will feature our salute to Bands of the NorthWest, such as Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Red Fang, Modest Mouse, Portugal. The Man, Bikini Kill, Soundgarden, Heart, The Ventures, Alice in Chains, Hole, The Presidents of the United States of America, Red Fang, Melvins, Nirvana, Yob, The Kingsmen, Sleater-Kinney, and Death Cab for Cutie, as well as local favorites Typhoon and Blitzen Trapper.
Salem's Music Man
It is our pleasure to officially announce that Jarred Venti has joined the RiverCity Rock team! Jarred is a major force in the Salem music scene, and his passion, dedication, and commitment to everything music are a true inspiration. Jarred is an incredible and versatile bass player able to play Rock, Blues, Funk, Metal, Jazz, Reggae, Soul, Country, Pop and anything else that you can imagine. Jarred will be teaching in our upcoming Beatles program as well as teaching bass lessons for kids, teens and adults starting on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. You can sign-up for Legends-The Beatles Program and/or if you would like to schedule a bass lesson on Saturdays, please give us a call at (503) 689-8372 or send us an email at email@example.com Please read his brief bio below and welcome Jarred to the team.
Jarred Venti is a professional musician with vast performance, recording, and studio experience. Jarred started playing music at age 7 and decided at age 14 that the bass would be his primary instrument. In addition to bass, Jarred sings, plays drums, piano, and guitar. Jarred’s first band was Crossing 13th which turned into Groove Thief. He has recorded albums with Crossing 13th, Groove Thief, Still Water Vibes, Gabriel Cox, and Jaskamon, among others. Jarred regularly plays with Gabriel Cox, Chris Jones, Jake Blair, our teacher Rich McCloud, and a wide variety of other projects. If you have been to any Salem Jam Session over the past three years, Jarred probably hosted, played, organized or did all three. Jarred has either formed or joined tribute bands to The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Stone Temple Pilots, and David Bowie over the years. Some of his major bass influences are John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Jack Bruce, Roger Waters, and Flea. Jarred will bring his many years of performance and studio experience to teach students proper tone, techniques, and tools to his music students.