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Total Eclipse Sale!
Eclipse music classes and music lessons Salem

25% OFF all merchandise!

15% OFF any new program enrollment! 

Enroll in two (or more) 12-week programs during the same session and SAVE 30% on the second (or more) program(s)! Enrollment does not need to be for the same person and can be for any family member! Check out all of our music programs for kids, teens, and adults! Guitar lessons, bass lessons, drum lessons, piano lessons and vocal lessons!

RiverCity RockFest 2
rivercity rockfest 2017

Free Concert

All Ages - 5 Bands - Food Truck at the Beautiful Oregon State Capitol's Wilson Park

The season ending show featuring all of the RiverCity Rock Star Academy program bands including the Renegades, Young Rockers, Rockers, Legends of Rock - Green Day, and Royals will be performing a FREE, ALL AGES and OUTSIDE show at Wilson Park next to the State Capitol Building! Concert starts at 3:00pm so bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the music!

Bands featured include Rush, Kiss, The Cars, ZZ Top, Green Day, Journey, Pixies, Chuck Berry, The Ramones, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Black Sabbath, The Commodores, The Kinks, Dead Kennedys, and The Beatles, just to name a few.

Rock Star of the Week - Olivia Pereyra

The RiverCity Rock Star Academy Student of the Week is...

Sophomore at Sprague High School
RiverCity Royals, and Rockers
Vocals & Guitar

When did you start playing music and why?
I've been singing since third grade and I just started guitar this year. I started choir because I saw my sister, Marlo in choir and just wanted to be like my sister. I also really enjoyed Hannah Montana and the thought of being a rock star was so cool to me.

What is your favorite song you ever played?
My favorite song I've done was ‘Working Man’ by Rush, ‘Sweet Leaf’ by Black Sabbath and ‘Foreplay/Longtime’ by Boston.

What do you like about RiverCity?
I love the creative energy that RiverCity has - everyone seems to have so much talent and skills when they are playing. It always makes me smile just watching the songs fall into place.

What is your favorite band right now?
I love Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and Modern Baseball.

What other music projects are you working on?
I am not working on any side music products for the time being. Right now I’m focused on high school.

rivercity rock star academy ovation scholarship fund

We offer scholarships for kids and teens ages 7-17 for our music programs--Young Rockers, Rockers, & Legends. RiverCity Rock Star Academy is a proud participant in the Ovation Music Fund (formerly the Rock School Scholarship Fund).  The deadline for the next funding cycle is MARCH 1st and any scholarships awarded to eligible applicants will cover our Spring Session starting in April 2017. Scholarship funding may pay up to 100% of the tuition cost of our programs and also include a weekly private 30 minute lesson for the season. To learn more and to complete the application please visit the Ovation Music Fund. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and fund-raising efforts at our shows, we have been able to provide music education to local area students. If you or your business would like to donate to the scholarship fund and help aspiring musicians, please visit Ovation Music Fund Donation Page or send an email to Ovation Music Fund and designate for Salem Oregon's RiverCity Rock Star Academy.


Welcome Rebecca McDade to Team RiverCity!
Rebecca will be teaching in all of our RiverCity classes as well as providing private music lessons for vocals, guitar, and ukulele. 

Rebecca will be teaching in all of our RiverCity classes as well as providing private music lessons for vocals, guitar, and ukulele. 

Rebecca McDade 

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.

Rebecca McDade


TEN DAYS OF ROCKIN' DAILY DEALS - Day Ten - Need a last minute gift? Purchase a RiverCity gift certificate for any amount and receive an additional 20% in rock bucks value.

TODAY ONLY! Purchase a RiverCity gift certificate for any amount and receive an additional 20% in rock bucks value. (that’s an extra $5 in rock bucks when purchasing a $25 gift certificate, extra $10 with a $50 gift certificate, extra $20 with a $100 gift certificate, etc.)! 

Gift certificates can be used towards program tuition, lessons and/or merchandise. Purchase in our store today and we will send you the gift certificate by email reflecting the additional 20% TODAY just in time for Christmas!





Rockers to Feature Bands of the Northwest

Our next Rockers program starting in January 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, Melvins, Nirvana, Yob, The Kingsmen, Sleater-Kinney, and Death Cab for Cutie, as well as local favorites Typhoon and Blitzen Trapper).