Caleb Johnson visits the Rock Academy

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Rock Academy

For kids 11-17. Learn how to jam with your peers to some of the best rock songs ever written. Bands are formed with students of similar age and ability levels. Read more

Adult Rock Academy

For adults 18-80. It’s never too late to rock! Jam with other grown-ups to the classic rock you grew up with. We’ll even throw in some modern favorites. Read more

Adult Blues Academy

We are extremely excited to announce the creation of Blues Academy with vocal/Guitar instructor (and former finalist on The Voice) Patrick Dodd! This most bluesy, soulful addition to the Music Academy will be every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00.

Opening Act

The Rock Academy of Asheville is thrilled to present the newest program, with our ‘OPENING ACT ‘ year round classes. These hour-long classes are aimed at students ages 10 – 18 who are new to their instruments or new to playing in a band. Read more

How to Join

Contact us for information about program fees, semester dates, space availability, or other questions.

Give to the Music

Give to the Music, is a non-profit corporation that provides tuition for private music lessons, performance classes, tutoring as well as instruments and musical equipment, for children in need of financial assistance. We accomplish this through private donations, grants and various fundraisers throughout the year in the Asheville, NC area. Visit site »

Rock Academy Summer Camp

Rock Academy Summer Camp is the perfect place for young musicians to meet and play with others, 9-17, who want the coolest of summer camp experiences. Students spend one week, in a hands-on atmosphere, at our state of the art Rock Academy rehearsal space, perfecting their performance skills as individuals and most importantly, as a band. Read more »