Rock Academy Bendigo
Rock Academy Bendigo 2023 – Registrations opening soon!
Rock Academy Bendigo is a band performance program for teenage musicians in the Greater Bendigo Region, regardless of skill, suburb, school or music style – everyone is embraced by the Tribe.
You’ll have professional touring and recording musicians working with you to develop collaboration, songwriting and performance skills.
Rock Academy is unlike any other, providing teens with the opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and get real-world experience. Just four days of songwriting and rehearsal leads to a performances in front of family and friends, so get ready to rock out and show off your skills on stage.
If you’re a young musician aged 12-18 based in or around Bendigo and want to write, rehearse, record, and perform music in a supportive and inclusive environment to develop your skills and passion for music while working with a broad range of like-minded teenagers, creating lasting connections, then this is definitely for you.
You’ll make the creative decisions, giving you the freedom to choose the songs you want to play and then showcase your skills on stage.
Rock Academy Bendigo will run over two consecutive weekends with a live show at a yet to be announced venue on the afternoon of the second Sunday.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to improve your songwriting skills, learn how to rehearse effectively, and perfect your performance as part of a band.
There’s no other program like Rock Academy in the world, so don’t miss out on this unique opportunity in Bendigo.
On the first day, we kick it off with a spotlight session, where everyone gets to play, meet each other, and mingle.
The mentors will construct the bands and then you’ll head off to a rehearsal room with your bandmates and start working up a cover song, get creative and feel free to bend the genres and the rules.
On Saturday morning we start with a Songwriting workshop led by our amazing mentors, getting you started on your way to writing your original song. After the workshop, you’ll join a different band and with your new bandmates head to your rehearsal room to co-write and rehearse your original song.
On Sunday morning we have some instrument workshops with specialist pro players, then it’s back to rehearsals of originals and covers.
The second Saturday is a day to polish both your cover and original, get to the finer points of each song in readiness for recording and the live performance and work through a pre production session in preparation for the live show on Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon you’ll hit the stage at a well known local venue and play a show in front of an adoring audience.
Mentors for our 1st Rock Academy Peninsula will be led by Phil Ceberano, with additional mentors to be announced closer to the commencement of the program.
For over eight years Rock Academy has been transforming young musicians lives as they benefit in a host of ways including gaining confidence, improved social skills, real world experience, building new and broader connections, develop collaboration and team work, positive mental health outcomes and the expanding of a range of other skills.
Sign up now and Get Loud!
Mentors – Rock Academy Bendigo, 2023
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