RAM 36 - July 2024

Rock Academy Winter 2024 – Bookings Open 


What a wild start to the year with almost 200 teenage musicians joining us over Summer and Easter and cranking a few of the best live shows ever.

Now it’s time for Rock Academy 36, in July 2024 – ending our 9th year.

If you’re aged 12-19 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.

There are limited numbers, so be quick and lock in your place.

The Dates

  • Mon-Thu, July 1st – 4th, Songwriting & Rehearsals @ Bakehouse Studios, Richmond.
  • Saturday, July 6th, Live Show, at a venue tba (will be video and audio recorded)

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.

So if you haven’t been to Rock Academy before it’s time to step up and rock.

The lowdown

On Monday, 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 Tuesday morning we kick off 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 your original song.

On Wednesday morning we have some instrument workshops with specialist pro players, and then it’s back to rehearsals of originals and covers.

Thursday is a day to polish both your cover and original, and get to the finer points of each song in readiness for the live performance.

On Day Five you’ll be on stage at one of Melbourne’s great band rooms in front of an adoring audience.

Mentors for our 36th Rock Academy in Melbourne will be led by the irrepressible Phil Ceberano.

Fees for the week are $575 (incl gst), payable either wholly, or in two parts – deposit ($200) and balance ($375)

Book Now & Get Loud!

Register Now


Bakehouse Studios


Mon-Thu, 10am-4pm


27-29 Hoddle Street, Richmond (access via Little Hoddle Street)



Live Show Venue tba

Saturday, July 6th



Mentors for RAM 36 will be led by Phil Ceberano, the rest of the mentor lineup will be announced closer to the commencement, meanwhile read about our awesome mentors from RAM35.

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Rock Academy Australia

Rock Academy is a school holiday music initiative for teenagers established in 2015. Currently staged in Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula, Rock Academy features established artists mentoring teenage musicians as they rehearse a cover song and write an original song to perform on a real rock stage.

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