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Save $80 On Summer Camp & Save $30 On Teen Camp
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Rock Your Summer

As the days get hotter and kids start to get out of school, it means that it’s time to enroll in summer camps!

RiverCity offers week-long Summer Camps for ages 6-12 where students can learn to play instruments on songs, create a music video, make posters, record an original song and even do a live performance at the end of the week! In this way, kids get to experience what it’s like to be in an actual band. This camp is open to all skill levels from first-time beginners to more advanced musicians.

This year we are adding a new Teen Summer Rock Camp for ages 13-18 for three half days. The workshop format of the program focuses on learning to play songs and work as a band. The Teen Summer Rock Camp is open to all skill levels from first-time beginners to more advanced musicians for guitar, vocals, drums, piano, bass, and more.

As the summer break approaches, we are offering 20% to anyone who signs up along with other discounts for multiple campers or multiple camps.

The summer rock camp for ages 6-12

June 24-28

July 15-19

August 12-16

The teenage rock camp for ages 13-18

July 10-12

August 7-9

Sign up today!

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.

Rockers Salute the UK This Fall - Sign Up Now!
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Announcing our Rockers theme for Fall 2017 - Starting Tuesday, September 12th, the Rockers program will focus on bands from the United Kingdom from the 60s through today! Covering bands and artists such as The Who, David Bowie, Judas Priest, Radiohead, The Clash, The Beatles, The Kinks, Arctic Monkeys, Def Leppard, The Cure, and Queen, just to name a few! Intermediate and advanced skill levels. Ages 12-18. Enrollment also includes a 30-minute private lesson. Sign up before August 15th and SAVE 15%!  Enroll Here

Young Rockers Program for First Time & Beginner Musicians Ages 8-14

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

Pop Rocks Returns This Fall for Ages 5 to 7
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The 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. Pop Rocks focuses on the foundations of music such as rhythm, sound, basic music theory of notation, tempo, pitch, dynamics, timbre, song structure, and developing listening skills. Students explore a variety of accessible instruments, as well as vocal activities with an emphasis on active, participatory, dancing, and movement exercises. Pop Rock students will learn about the history of modern music and will also engage in a number of artistic and creative activities during the session. Students can continue the Pop Rocks Program multiple sessions and will be prepared for more formal music education. Sign up before August 15th and SAVE 15%! We have two different classes to offer, Thursday's 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Enroll Here OR Saturday's from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Enroll Here

Sign Up Now for Legends of Rock! AC/DC, Black Sabbath, & Led Zeppelin
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This season our Legends of Rock Program will feature three bands we are calling Monsters of Rock: AC/DC, Black Sabbath, & Led Zeppelin. We will be working with these three bands as a group to ensure parts for all performers and vocalists and make it accessible to all students. These three bands are the quintessential influences of hard rock, blues rock, metal, stadium rock, and more that continue to influence bands today. This 12-week legend 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 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 program is on Saturday's from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the cost of tuition also includes a weekly private 30-minute lesson as well as a preview and a final season show. Sign up before August 15th and SAVE 15%! Enroll Here