Starts Jan 8
Starts April 8
Rock Academy Melbourne, January 2024 – BOOKINGS OPEN OCTOBER 1
If you’re aged 12-18 years old and keen to write, rehearse, record and perform music, then Rock Academy is the place for you. Now in our 9th year of rocking, you’ll meet like minded teenagers to write, jam and perform with, and create networks that may last a lifetime.
We had a blast during the last holidays in Melbourne and down on the Mornington Peninsula with big shows, full of great performances in the Gershwin Room at The Espy and then at Gods Bandroom in Mornington.
We’ll be back on the Peninsula in April, 2024, but we’ll have two big weeks of rocking in Melbourne starting January 8 and January 15.
We’ll be back at the incomparable Bakehouse Studios for rehearsals and recording and then back into the awesome Leadbeater Hotel for two great shows on January 13th and 20th, so sign up now and join in the musical mayhem.
Get your friends organised and register.
The Melbourne Dates
- Mon-Thu, January 8-11th, Songwriting & Rehearsals @ Bakehouse Studios.
- Friday, January 12th, Live recording (audio and video) @ Bakehouse Studios
- Saturday, January 13th, Live Show, The Leadbeater Hotel, Richmond
- Mon-Thu, January 15-18th, Songwriting & Rehearsals @ Bakehouse Studios.
- Friday, January 19th, Live recording (audio and video) @ Bakehouse Studios
- Saturday, January 20th, Live Show, The Leadbeater Hotel, Richmond
Rock Academy is the most unique band initiative ever created with all creative decisions made by the participants, no pre-approved song lists to choose from, choose what you and your band mates want to play to amaze your friends and family at the end of week show on a fair dinkum Melbourne Rock stage..
Bookings will be open for the Summer sessions on October 1.
If times have been a little financially tough over the past couple of years, some of our awesome parents have banded together to create special funding for a number of our Young Lions and their families and if you’d like to be considered for support or would like to contribute to support a Young Lion, head over to our Scholarship page to find out more.
What is Rock Academy?
Are you ready to take your music to the next level and rock out with other talented teenage musicians? Then Rock Academy is the place for you!
Our initiative connects you with professional, touring, and recording musicians who are excited to share their real-world experience and guidance with you. This isn’t class-based it’s performance focused, we’ll get straight to work in the rehearsal rooms, with just four days to put together an unforgettable rock show.
There’s no other initiative like Rock Academy in the world, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your songwriting skills, learn how to rehearse effectively, and develop your performance as part of a band. Sign up now and get loud!
Some of the amazing mentors we have had are the cream of the crop of Australia’s musicians and include Phil Ceberano, Ash Davies (drumming legend), Nikki Nicholls (Farnham, Kylie), Karina Utomo (High Tension), Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe), Justin Burford (End of Fashion / Coco Blu), Finbar O’Hanlon (Jump Inc, Guitar God), Jimi Hocking (The Angels, Screaming Jets), Nick Barker, Ecca Vandal, Glenn Reither (Icehouse), Kate Ceberano and Monique Brumby, Cam MacKenzie (Mark Seymour & The Undertow), Ladyhood (Brihony Dawson) and Laura Davidson (AC/DShe, Bjorn Again), Paulie Stewart (Painters & Dockers), Fiona Lee Maynard (Have A Nice Day), Simon Hosford, Sam Vandenberg, Hanny J (Clowns), Jenny McKechnie (Cable Ties), Jen Sholakis (East Brunswick All Girls Choir), Larni Pearce (Creature Fear), Dean Tellefson (Tamahau, Wrangler Studios), Bec Sandridge, Max Moses, Rod Bustos (Vanessa Amorosi, Kate Ceberano), Emily Shaw (Lake Minnetonka), Ciarran Babbington (Bakers Eddy), Sarah McLeod (Superjesus), Clio Renner (Alex Lahey Band/Rockwiz Orchestra), Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly & Congrats), Mareya, Damien Dixon (Foci), Jackson Phelan (RAT!Hammock), Jerome Smith, Mish Davies, Frank Lees (Press Club), Paris Wells, Nat Allison, Stevie Williams (Clowns), Jess Ribeiro, Zevon Hiltz, Merpire, Dizzy Davidson, Kaitlin Keegan, Declan Long, Liz Drummond, Kellie Santin, Xani Kolac, Hannah Blackburn, Maddy Herbert, Bec Goring, Delsinki, Hayley Manwaring (Moaning Lisa), Jay Jarome, Maggie Alley, Kylie Auldist, Nitida Atkinson, Maxon and more.
Countdown to Rock Academy Melbourne, Summer 2024