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Private Lessons Resource for Choir, Band, Orchestra, and Musical Theater Students

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.

Student of the Week - Katie Croco
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Katie Croco
7th Grader at Seven Oak Middle School
RiverCity Rockers Mix-Tape (previously Rockers Punk, Rockers Monsters of Rock, and Rock Star Camper)
Drums
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in the Summer of 2017

When did you start playing music and why? 
My dad signed me up for rock camp at RiverCity and at first, I wasn’t super pumped to attend, but then I walked in and met the super cool staff!

What is your favorite song you've ever played at RiverCity? 
Two of my favorite songs that I’ve gotten to drum on are ‘England Belongs to Me’ by Cock Sparrer and ‘TNT’ by AC/DC.

What do you like about RiverCity? 
I like the staff. They’re super funny! 

What are your favorite bands/artists right now? 
I don’t really have a favorite band, I just listen to a lot of different music.

What things do you like to do when you’re not at RiverCity? 
I like to draw, play video games, hanging out with my friends, and playing with my cats and dogs!

Student of the Week - Owen John!
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The student of the week is...
Owen John
7th Grader at Howard Street Charter School
RiverCity Rockers (previously in Young Rockers and Rock Star Camper)
Bass and Vocals
Summer 2015

When did you start playing music and why? 
I attended a summer rock camp at RiverCity because I wanted to learn more about music. I then enrolled in the Young Rockers program and then moved up to the Rockers program.

What is your favorite song you've ever played at RiverCity? 
My favorite song that I’ve gotten to sing is ‘Yellow Submarine’ by The Beatles!

What do you like about RiverCity? 
I like how you can play music with friends. I also like that you can learn to play many different types of music.

What are your favorite bands/artists right now?
My favorite musician right now is Toby Fox.

What things do you like to do when you’re not at RiverCity? 
Going to school, playing video games, hanging out with my dog, and practicing music.

Student of the Week - Sam Cain
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The student of the week is...
Sam Cain
7th Grader at Crossler Middle School
RiverCity Legends of Rock; previously in Young Rockers
Drums
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in September 2016

When did you start playing music and why? 
I didn’t really play music until I started attending RiverCity Rock Star Academy. I wanted to try something different besides sports.

What is your favorite song you've ever played at RiverCity? 
It’s really hard to pick just one. I like all the songs I’ve played on. 

What do you like about RiverCity? 
I like the teachers at RiverCity and the friends I’ve made. 

What are your favorite bands/artists right now? 
Foo Fighters. 

What things do you like to do when you’re not at RiverCity? 
I’m on the wrestling team at my school and I like hanging out with friends.

Music Lessons: Guitar, Drums, Bass, Piano, & Voice
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Free Trial Lessons

Our staff come from a whole variety of musical backgrounds and are versed in everything from classical, jazz, and folk, to punk, rock, and metal. Their professional experience in guitar, piano, drums, voice, and bass allow for flexible lessons catered towards each individual student, and the opportunity to get instruction in the fundamentals of their instrument in their particular style of interest. Be it drum lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, bass lessons, or piano lessons, the RiverCity staff is delighted and excited to work with any student – young or old, novice or advanced – to help them feel comfortable and confident in their instrument(s).

Not quite sure whether or not music lessons are something you’d like to dive into straight away? No worries. Come and give us a visit - the first lesson is on us. We’ll pair you up with the teacher who best matches you or your student’s skills and interests, and we hope that you’ll keep playing music with us! Schedule Your Lesson Today!