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Now Enrolling Music Classes for Kids

POP ROCKS

Our Pop Rocks Program is geared towards young, aspiring and beginner 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 12th. Check out all of our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels! FALL 2019 CLASS SIGN UPS!

 

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.

Now Enrolling - Music Classes for Kids Ages 5-7!
Pop Rocks is for beginning music students ages 5-7. We make music education fun.

Pop Rocks is for beginning music students ages 5-7. We make music education fun.

POP ROCKS

Our Pop Rocks Program is geared towards young, aspiring and beginner 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. Check out all of our upcoming Fall Music Programs & Music Lessons for all ages and skill levels!

FALL 2018 CLASS SIGN UPS!

 

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!

Student of the Week - Rosie Pearson
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The student of the week is...
Rosie Pearson
4th Grader at Homeschool
RiverCity Young Rockers and Summer Rock Star Camper
Vocals and Drums
Started at RiverCity Rock Star Academy in January 2018

When did you start playing music and why? 
I started when I was around 6-years-old because I love the sound and it’s really fun.

What is your favorite song you've ever played at RiverCity? 
My favorite song that I’ve performed is ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster the People.

What do you like about RiverCity? 
There are lessons for every age and I love being in Young Rockers.

What are your favorite bands/artists? 
Meghan Trainor and Jimmy Eat World.

What things do you like to do when you’re not at RiverCity? 
Being with my friends and learning new songs!

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.