Summertime Blues?  We’ve got you covered.  Rock your summer with Rock U.!

Two bands per week, with daily practices Monday through Friday from 11h-12h30 (ages 8-11) and 13h-14h30 (ages 12-16).  Bands will learn songs during the week, and then make videos on Friday to share with their friends and family.

Weekly bands 27 June through 29 July.  No bands 11-15 July.

Price per week: 195€

Sign up here!

Rock U. en Seine 2022
Sat 18 Jun, 15h-20h
Sun 19 Jun, 12h-18h
Tues 21 Jun, 20h-23h

La Javelle at Bercy Beaucoup!

Rock U. En Seine is back with a full lineup of kids’ bands, teen bands, postgrad bands, adult bands, and instructor bands, for the first time since 2019!  And we’re thrilled to help inaugurate the new location of our long-time favorite outdoor venue, La Javelle, now part of Bercy Beaucoup!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

Saturday 18 June – Teen bands
-Wed and Sat Advanced Rock 1 bands
-all Advanced Rock 2 bands
-all Junior Varsity and Varsity bands

Sunday 19 June – Kids’ bands and Adult bands
-all Rock 101 and Rock 202 bands
-Tues Advanced Rock 1 band
-all Adult Bands

Tuesday 21 June (Fête de la Musique)
The Doodads (the Rock U. instructor band)
and special guests! 

*Postgrad band performance dates TBA

More info coming soon!

 

Paris Kiosques en Fête

We’re also so glad to return to the Paris park kiosks this year as part of the Paris Kiosques En Fête celebration!  We’ll be bringing you great free concerts by Rock U. students and Crew from now through July.  Lineup TBA, but mark your calendars now and join us to celebrate the spring!

Sun 15 May, 15h (Place du Commerce)

Sun 5 Jun, 15h (Place du Commerce)

Sun 12 Jun, 15h (Jardin du Ranelagh)

Tues 21 Jun, 16h30 (Place du Commerce)

Sun 3 Jul, 15h (Jardin du Ranelagh)

Join a rock band during spring break!  If you already play an instrument or sing, or if you’ve always wanted to try drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and more, this program is for you.  You and your band will learn songs throughout the week, try out different music styles and instruments, and make videos of your performance!  All ability levels and all instruments welcome.

  • Two sessions: Apr 25-29 and May 2-6 2022 (195€ per week)
  • Two bands per session: 11h-12h30 (ages 8-11) and 13h-14h30 (ages 12-16)

Sign up here!  For more information, email matt@rock-u.fr.

Rock U. Student Bands in Concert!

Please join us at historic Paris music venue La Boule Noire on 20 March for our 2022 Winter Concert!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

*14h-20h, doors open at 13h30
*Eighteen student bands
*Hits by Metallica, Blondie, 5 Seconds of Summer, Led Zeppelin, Billie Eilish, The Killers, The Beatles, Olivia Rodrigo, AC/DC, CeeLo Green, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182, Blue Öyster Cult, Mac DeMarco, My Chemical Romance, Prince, INXS, Dua Lipa, Steve Miller Band… and many more!

There’s much more to a band than just musicians playing their parts at the same time. Come learn to understand and give cues to bandmates, how to sit back and support them, and also how to jump in front to lift the group with a soaring solo. We’ll practice band dynamics, rhythmic tightness, and even collective improvisation in this off-season workshop.

  • Date and time: Thurs 24 Feb, 15h-18h
  • Fee: 80€
  • Advanced musicians ages 14 and up
Sign up here!

Develop your musicianship, singing skills, and harmony creation through this vocal workshop! We’ll learn songs by Queen, reimagined in a cappella (We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, I Want To Break Free… and maybe even Bohemian Rhapsody!)  Beginners welcome, suitable for all levels.

  • Dates and times: 1-3 March, 15h-18h
  • Fee: 195€
  • Ages 10-16
Sign up here!

Join a rock band during the ski break!  If you already play an instrument or sing, or if you’ve always wanted to try drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and more, this program is for you.  You and your band will learn songs throughout the week, try out different music styles and instruments, and make videos of your performance!  All ability levels and all instruments welcome.

  • Two sessions: Feb 21-25 and Feb 28-Mar 4 2022 (195€ per week)
  • Two bands per session: 11h-12h30 (ages 8-11) and 13h-14h30 (ages 12-16)

Sign up here!  For more information, email matt@rock-u.fr.

Rock U. Adult Bands in concert!

Where: La Boule Noire, 120 blvd de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris
When: Sunday 6 February, 15h30-20h (doors open 15h15)
Admission: Free and open to all!
More info:  Facebook event
Come check out our amazing adult bands in one of Paris’s oldest and most storied rock venues! 
Rock U. Adult Band Semester 2 starts 14 Feb, come join us!  Most bands are full, but a few have space.  It’s the most fun you can have on a weekday, and it’s a lot cheaper than therapy…  Sign up or get on the waitlist for a band here.  More info here.
See you at the show!
Happy New Year!  2022 is gonna rock at Rock U. and the Rock U. Winter Session for ages 8-18 starts on Monday 3 January.  If you’re already in a band and want to continue with the same band, please remember to send us an email at matt@rock-u.fr and let us know, so we’ll hold your spot!  There’s no need to fill out a new registration form.  On the other hand, if you don’t want to continue, please let us know that, too.  There are waitlists for most bands, and someone may be very happy to have your spot.  If you’re new to Rock U. and ready to join a band for our next show, sign up here  
Check out videos/photos of our December show at La Boule Noire:
*Videos are up on the Rock U. YouTube channel
*Photos on our Facebook page
*See more on the official Rock U. Instagram
*Like, subscribe, and follow to see new photos/videos as they go up
Can’t wait to rock with you in 2022!
Matt and the Rock U. Crew

Thanks for rockin’ with us in 2021!

Check out the Rock U. Crew covering Jingle Bell Rock (with your help) HERE