RAM 35 - April 2024

Rock Academy Easter 2024 – Bookings Open

What a wild summer it has been, with 120 teenage musicians cranking out two amazing shows at The Leadbeater Hotel.


Now it’s time for Rock Academy 35, in April 2024

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, April 8th-11th, Songwriting & Rehearsals @ Bakehouse Studios, Richmond.
  • Saturday, January 13th, 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 35th Rock Academy in Melbourne will be led by include Craig Johnston (Delsinki).
Fees for the week are $575 (incl gst), payable either wholly, or in two parts – deposit ($200) and balance ($375)


Book Now & Get Loud!


Bakehouse Studios


Mon-Thu, 10am-4pm


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



Leadbeater Hotel


Saturday, April 13th


Cnr Church & Victoria Street, Richmond



Mentors for RAM 35

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