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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April Holiday Programme Wellington 2019

April 1, 2019

April Holiday Programme. Term one is almost done and we are taking bookings for our school holiday programme. Book in March and receive 10% discount. April dates: Week 1: 15th, 16th and 17th. Week 2: 23rd, 24th and 26th. Book at: http://www.therockacademy.co.nz/contact/ Or email: geoff@therockacademy.co.nz Testimonial: Thanks so much for the fabulous 3 days of […]

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Practice what you preach…

March 19, 2019

Practice what you preach. The owner of The Rock Academy is still playing live and doesn’t intend on stopping anytime soon. Oh and he still loves giving the odd lesson and helps with mentoring and all things in between. Leading by example..

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Next generation guitar teachers in Wellington just keep getting better…

March 12, 2019

Nick V one of our fantastic guitar teachers here with the busking group during the school holidays. Nick is amazing and can play/teach guitar, drums, piano and composes music for film. I love the talent of this next generation and it just keeps getting better.

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