Mountain Jam

Mountain Jam
May 29 - 31, 2020 Bethel Woods Bethel, NY
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The Rock Academy

The Rock Academy is a performance based, interactive music school, based on a method honed over the past 17 years. We believe that the best way to teach most anything, and especially music, is with a hands on approach. Our entire school is dedicated to getting kids playing music in an as authentic way as possible.

Our teachers are all real working rock musicians, and as such are able to relate to the students in a very direct way, offering valuable advice and guidance in the field. The shows we stage are not just recitals for family and friends but rather aspire to be real rock shows at real rock venues, with professional sound and, when appropriate, smoke machines.

The Rock Academy is a year round tuition based program. Students take a weekly 45 minute lesson in their primary instrument and attend weekly rehearsals when in season (roughly 30 weeks per year) in preparation for our seasonal shows.

Shows are chosen for their artistic and pedagogical merit and a variety is always offered to best serve the various skill levels and educational needs of our student body. At capacity, we stage 5 productions in the Spring, Fall and Summer semesters, with rehearsals for these shows occurring on both weekdays and weekends to accommodate the schedules of our students.