about - Rock Academy, Downers Grove, IL
Rock Academy is a family-owned music school that has been around since 2007. Our students come together to meet other young musicians, form bands, and perform concerts, all under the direction of professional musicians. We create a highly focused and fun learning environment specifically designed to encourage, engage, and showcase the talents of our students.
Rock Academy Band classes are open to students ages 10-18 who are able to sing or play a few songs. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced musician, we will place you in the right band that complements your style and skills.
For 90 minutes each week, RA teachers work with students on musical elements such as rhythm, song structure, communication, and performance skills. Class sizes range from 4 to 7 students. Rock Academy band class sessions are 6 to 8 weeks long with a focus on a selected artist. When choosing songs that are used in performance, we teach the origin of songs and cover a variety of musical eras and artists.
We are dedicated to providing an exceptional experience by providing multiple opportunities for live stage performances. At the conclusion of each session, all musicians in RA house bands perform in a showcase at favorite local venues. We also provide occasions for all RA bands to play in the Chicagoland including festivals, school events, and charity events.
Private lessons for all ages and tailored to meet the needs of the individual student.
Group beginner lessons to learn the fundamentals of your instrument.
Beboppers for pre-k and kindergarten age students. Exploring instruments and music and learning to be in a “band together” a 45 minute play based class.