The Young Rockers Program is geared towards aspiring and beginner music students ages 8 to 14. 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. During the 12-week program, students will learn rock and pop songs from the last 60 years of contemporary music such as The Beatles, Nirvana, Green Day, The Ramones, Rolling Stones, and other great bands and artists. The Young Rockers develop a playlist that builds confidence, comfort, team skills, and music fundamentals. Enrollment also includes a 30-minute private lesson. Sign up before August 15th and SAVE 15%! Enroll Here
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.
Rebecca is a Scotland-born turned Oregon-native songwriter and folk musician. From a young age, Rebecca used music as a means of acclimating to the trans-national moves her family so often made; they may have jumped between countries often, but she could always find a home where there was music.
She spent much of her childhood performing in musical theatre. She initially took this up in Ireland and upon her arrival in Oregon in 2006, she became an active performer in Portland's theatre scene, eventually earning a Portland Area Musical Theatre Award (PAMTA) for Best Young Performer in 2008. She also has been performing with various choral groups from a young age.
However, writing and performing songs has always been a passion of hers. She picked up a guitar when she was seven years old and has been in love with it ever since. Now her specialty is in folk music. Rebecca has extensive performance experience both around Oregon and Scotland. She has worked with Marv Ross and Gregg Williams of Quarterflashand was involved with a project featuring Peter Buck (R.E.M.), and Jenny Conlee and Nate Query (Decemberists). She thinks there is no better way to bring people together than with music and she is incredibly excited to be a part of the RiverCity team and share her passion with others who share it as well.
Rebecca is currently a senior at Oregon State University studying Psychology.
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.
Day One - Today’s Special Save $100 on Young Rockers Program (Ages 6-14). Our Unique Beginners Program for Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Piano, and Bass.
Our 12-week Young Rockers Program includes a weekly 2-hour music class, a 30-minute private lesson, a real rock concert at the end of the season, and much more. For full details and to register, please visit
Regular price for the season is $700 but today only you save $100 and pay only $600 or 4 monthly payments of $150.
Requires enrollment a $50 deposit applied to tuition. Additional discounts are available for family/siblings and advanced payment in full. Save 5% on each.
Looking for a unique gift this holiday season? Trying to find something for that person that is hard to buy for? How about giving the gift that will last a lifetime? Give the gift of music this year and be a hero! Check out all of our program offerings and if you are not sure what to get buy get a gift certificate or merchandise.