School Holiday Progamme Dates for October – Wellington

July 31, 2018

The Rock Academy has annonuced theri school holiday pogramme dates for the October school holidays. October 2018 Holidays: Location: St Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Rongotai Road Kilbirnie  Time: Starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. Drop off 8:45am. Dates: July Week 1:  Monday the 1st to Wednesday the 3rd of October. July Week 2: Wednesday the 10th to Friday […]

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Band school wellington takes flight.

July 27, 2018

Band school takes flight: The Rock Academy band school has settled into the Bloom Collective building. Three bands are about to turn into 5 bands with more kids on the waiting list.  

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Breaker Bay Hall – Fund Raiser

July 24, 2018

Breaker Bay Hall – Fund Raiser – Saturday 28th July. Breaker Bay Hall is raising money for up keep and maintenance with a concert this Saturday between 2pm and 8pm. Details: 150 Breaker Bay Road. Saturday the 28th of July. Entertainment: Bands and stalls between 2pm and 8pm. A selection of youth and adult bands, acoustic […]

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How to start a band in 7 easy steps

July 1, 2018

How to start a band: If you want to join a band here is how to do it in 7 easy steps. Find some friends who play an instrument Find somewhere to practice Choose some easy songs Make sure the singer can sing the songs. If not change the key of the song. Practice Book […]

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Gigs for young musicians

June 21, 2018

Gigs for young musicians: Playing live is great for getting the adrenaline pumping and it also boosts their confidence to a new level. Open mic nights can be great with a requirement of only a few songs. Open Mic Nights: Depending on the bar there should be some amps and even a drum kit already […]

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Back up singing great for young musicians

June 10, 2018

If you are a young musician who loves singing but you don’t want to be right out in front of the band then back up singing might be perfect for you. It is always good to have a few lessons so you know the mechanics of singing and to pick up a few vocal exercises […]

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Band School finds new premises in Newtown Wellington

June 8, 2018

Exciting news at The Rock academy this month. We are moving our band school to new and improved premises. We have secured a room at the old Salvation Army premises in Rintoul Street Newtown. This gives us our very own Band School studio on a full time basis. The premises will also have a stage […]

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Young band song writing at music school Wellington

June 4, 2018

The Night have done very well so far writing a song three weeks before Smoke Free Rock quest and getting into the finals. Hopefully we will have one of their songs recorded in the next little while.  

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Win a school holiday programme in Wellington…

May 27, 2018

If you would like to book into our school holiday programme then you will go straight into the draw to get it for free. Otherwise comment and share our facebook post to go in the draw, details below. The Rock Academy holiday programme gives young singers and musicians the chance to bond with fellow creatives. […]

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Smoke Free Rock Quest bands do the business – Band school Wellington

May 20, 2018

Three bands from The Rock Academy band school performed on Saturday at The Smoke Free Rock Quest. The Night, Sound Surfers and Loose Cannons all performed extremely well and had the full attention of the crowd. There were some nervous moments beforehand but they over came there emotions to perform very well.    

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