Wellington Guitar Luthiers @ Thistle Hall

by The Rock Academy on March 9, 2020

Wellington Guitar Luthiers put on a great exhibition last week at Thistle Hall in Wellington. The Rock Academy has had a great relationship with Weta guitars over the last decade. Mal and Steve have been faithfully servicing the guitar tutors and pupils guitars. The boss at The Rock Academy also plays a Weta electric guitar exclusively. Contact Mal @ Weta Guitars 04 3836748

Newtown Tuesday announce plans to record their first E.P

by The Rock Academy on March 1, 2020

Newtown Tuesday had their last gig this weekend at Longbush Festival before they head in the studio to record this debut E.P. Part of the Rock Academy band school programme for 4 years, they started out playing basic chords and beats but now play and write more technical mature songs. We can’t wait for them to release their first E.P and will be sure to let you know when it arrives 🤘🤘🤘

Drum teacher also runs mobile recording studio

February 18, 2020

Drum lessons at the teacher’s house. The Rock Academy has a new drum teacher and he can teach drums from home! If you don’t have a drum kit this can be an option, along with the mobile lessons. Cam is a lovely guy and a dedicated musician. Drum teacher runs mobile recording studio. Along with […]

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Buskers perform Radio Active by Imagine Dragons during school holiday programme in Wellington

January 9, 2020

These kids make a small fortune between them and split the money to make this out of the favourite activities during our school holiday programmme. For more information please contact us today 🙂

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Summer School Holiday Programmes – Wellington – 2020

December 30, 2019

Summer School Holiday Programmes The Rock Academy has two-holiday programmes coming up at the end of January. The first runs from Wednesday the 22nd of January to Friday the 24th. The second programme runs from Monday the 27th of January to Wednesday the 29th of January. To book please contact us today!

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The right guitar to learn on

December 13, 2019

What guitar is the right guitar for me? Great question and if you have never played guitar before the information you get can vary depending upon the person you ask. When beginners ask me which guitar is the right guitar to use, I generally reply, ‘the easiest guitar to play’. Nylon strings are very light […]

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Wellington band concert through music school The Rock Academy

December 4, 2019

Band Concert The young rock bands at the term four music concert went next level with their performances. Earlier in the year, we asked the band mentors to teach the bands more songs and we asked for more originals, and boy did they deliver. The 7 bands played three songs each during the concert that […]

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School holiday programme buskers are heard…

November 14, 2019

Microphone helps singers busk. Adding the portable P.A and microphone to the busking during our school holiday programmes has been a fantastic revelation. It’s more comfortable for the singers and they don’t have to strain their voices. The guitarists and keyboardists find it easier to follow the songs too. Overall the music sounds a lot […]

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School holiday programmes Wellington January 2020

November 4, 2019

We’re looking ahead to the end of the school holidays in January. By then I’m sure you will be ready for a break and I’m sure ‘they’ will too 😂 We are running two-holiday programmes in the last two weeks of January. JANUARY 2020 Week 1 👨‍🎤 Wednesday, 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th Week […]

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Young buskers inspire next generation of musicians

October 13, 2019

Buskers during The Rock Academy’s holiday programme help to inspire the next generation of musician. It’s always great having music on the street and having young musicians inspire the next generation of musicians is really inspiring. It won’t be long before this young chap is getting music lessons and joining others jamming and having fun. […]

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