Our band school is ideal for young musicians who want to play in a band on a weekly basis, gig once a term and write and record their own music. The young band members get to choose the music that they want to play and the mentors help to guide them through the process of learning and mastering the music. Band practice runs for one hour every week during the school term.


Our band mentors are some of the best in Wellington and are passionate musicians who are personable and love teaching. They either study music or have studied, play in bands/solo or specialise in studio recording. Valuable knowledge ready to pass on to our pupils.


Run out of Mission for Youth, 7 Donald Mclean Street, Newtown.


Our bands gig at least once per term. We hold our concerts at band venues around Wellington and also find gigs at local fairs, gala, Christmas concert etc.
Smoke Free Rock Quest is a big event on the Rock Academy calendar and we help our bands write and prepare to play on the big stage.


The band space has top quality equipment. A Mackie PA with six vocal microphones, Gretch drum kit (which has been muted down to keep volumes down), Zildjian cymbals, Fender and Marshall guitar amps, SWR bass amp, electric piano with weighted and touch sensitive keys.


To book a free trial lesson please contact us today.

Mind Fire – 11 and 12 years old – Recorded at Matrix Studios

The Sound Surfers – The Fringe Bar


‘Hey Geoff – thanks for organising a great night out for the kids at Fringe bar yesterday. It was excellent – loved watching them and their standard is really great for their age and experience. Thanks for all your encouragement of Anabel – she’s loving band. Best regards, Jo Williment