Holiday programmes – Wellington

by Geoff Day on June 16, 2019

School holiday programmes perfect for young musicians. July holiday dates for both weeks of the holidays. Fun programme workshops, looks of cool sounds and cool creative kids. Contact us now for more information or to book.

Bloom Aid concert for band school

by Geoff Day on June 9, 2019

Come down and help us celebrate our one year anniversary running our band school at Bloom. There will be bands playing, art competitions, a sausage sizzle and much much more. Perfect for the whole family. We had Justin Lester open the space one year ago and this time round we are hoping Jacinda Ardern will be there add her support. Saturday 6th July, 1pm to 5pm.

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School Holiday Programmes Wellington – July 2019

May 26, 2019

It’s that time of the term again, school holidays are rolling round fast 🙂 The Rock Academy holiday programmes are perfect for young creative minds who want to explore music either through singing or with an instrument. Lots of fun learning modern cool songs and hanging out with like minded rockers. 9am till 3pm Monday […]

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Band school and guitar lessons Wellington

May 22, 2019

Disconnect absolutely smashed Rock Quest this year. Punk rock delivered with ferocity. I’m sure these guys have a very bright future with heir music. For more information about our band school please contact us now: geoff@therockacademy.co.nz

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Live music performance helps with anxiety

May 12, 2019

Live performance is great for kids suffering from every day anxiety. Otto plays guitar in one of our young bands (10 years old) and his mum was telling me how every time he performs he suffers less and less from anxiety on a day to day basis. Music is so good for so many different […]

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Live performance tips for playing music on stage

May 5, 2019

Live performance tips: The main thing to focus on is having fun. It doesn’t matter how many people come to your show all that matters is you are having fun and you perform your best. Preparation is the mother of success. 1. Practice 2. Make a list of what you need to take to your […]

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Three ways to tune a guitar

April 28, 2019

Tuning a guitar.   There are a few ways to tune a guitar and today we are going to look at three of them.. 1. From an instrument like a piano, keyboard or another guitar. 2. From the low E string on your guitar. 3. From a guitar tuner app on your phone.   Getting […]

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Making it easier to play guitar: blog 1

April 20, 2019

Putting a bit of graphite or pencil lead in your nut can really help with tuning. The strings slide through the nut uninterrupted making for a more exact tuning. The nut is located up by the head of the guitar, it’s white and made of a petroleum product. It sets the height and space of […]

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April 14, 2019

Are guitarists the coolest of all the musicians or is it all in their heads? Interesting belief but really the coolest of all the musicians are the ones that are not over playing, in time and relaxed. Being able to listen also adds to the cool factor. Learning to play with a metronome is the […]

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Young Wellington guitarists busking during school holiday program April 2019

April 7, 2019

Holidays are just around the corner! Do you have any young guitarists, singers or keyboardists keen to play some music in the holidays?   Holiday programme dates are:   April 15th, 16th and 17th – Mon, Tues, Wed.   April 23rd, 24th and 26th – Tues, Wed, Fri

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