Rock U. Student Bands in Concert!

Please join us at historic Paris music venue La Boule Noire on 11 Dec for our 2022 Fall Concert!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

*14h-20h30, doors open at 13h30
*Eighteen student bands
*Hits by Weezer, Pat Benatar, Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Olivia Rodrigo, AC/DC, Coldplay, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Harry Styles, Swedish House Mafia, Wham!, Amy Winehouse, Kings of Leon, Dire Straits, The Strokes, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, Ed Sheeran… and many more!

Can’t come in person? Watch the livestream on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/RockUParis

Join a rock band during Toussaint 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: Oct 24-28 (210€) and Oct 31 – Nov 4 2022 (175€; no class 1 Nov)
  • 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.

Hey Rockers, it’s almost rentrée time! Registration for fall bands and lessons opens online on Thursday 1 September, at 9 AM.  Bands and lessons start rockin’ on Monday 26 September!

I’m ready to rock!  How do I sign up?

Online registration forms will open on our website at www.rock-u.fr at 09h00 Paris time on Thursday 1 September.

For kids, teen, and adult bands:
  • If you were in a Rock U. band last year, and you want to stay in the same band, nothing could be easier.  Just sign up before Saturday 3 September and list your band as your first choice.  But remember, starting 3 September, band assignments will be on a first-come, first-served basis and open to all.  So don’t wait!
  • If you were in Rock U. last year, but you want to change to a new band this year, you’ll still get priority over new students as long as you sign up before 3 September.  We’ll try to put everyone in their preferred band, but first we have to see how many band members are returning to each band and how many returning students want to change bands.
  • If you are new to Rock U., you can still sign up online starting at 9 AM on Thursday 1 September!  New students will be assigned to bands on a first-come, first-served basis, starting on Saturday 3 September after returning students have had an opportunity to reserve their spots.  So if you’re first to sign up on 1 Sept, you’ll be first new student to be assigned to a band starting 3 Sept.
  • Whether you’re new to Rock U., or if you want to change bands from last year, please select at least a first and second choice of bands.  You’ll receive your band assignment within a few days, and no fees will be charged until both Rock U. and the student agree to the band assignment.
  • The complete fall band schedule, including additional new bands and modified time slots, can be seen right here.  See the full 2022-2023 Rock U. calendar here.

For private lessons:

  • Rock U. will offer both in-studio and online lessons in 2022-2023.  Please be sure to specify your choice between online and in-studio lessons when you register, if you have a preference.
  • Whether you are a returning or new lesson student, please provide as many choices as possible for your lesson time when you register!  We’ll try to put together a schedule that meets everyone’s needs.
  • You’ll receive an email offering you a specific lesson time slot and teacher within a few days.  No fees will be charged until both Rock U. and the student agree to the lesson assignment.
  • A note about our private lesson prices: Rock U.’s price for private lessons will increase to 35€ for 30 minutes and 60€ for 55 minutes, and we will no longer offer discounts for weekly lessons.  We’re doing this because our instructors are professionally trained, talented musicians who deserve to be paid fairly for their work, and since our lesson rates are well below those of similar organizations, it’s becoming increasingly challenging to do that.  Association Rock U. continues to charge no inscription, administrative, or membership fees, and all our concerts are free to the public and will remain so.  We thank you for your understanding!

Rock U. En Seine 2022 was INSANE!

What an incredible show!  Thanks to all the great performers and all who came out to support them!  We know you’ll want to relive it again and again, which is why full video is on its way to you soon, along with lots of photos contributed by all of you.  Make sure you like, subscribe, and follow to see it all as soon as it’s ready.

Special thanks to:

  • Mark Heim and Dan D’Amato, the Rock U. Board of Directors
  • Rory, Leander, Andy, Dave, and Ben, our amazing band teachers
  • Jess, Ben, Kajus, and Carson, our great studio assistants
  • Robby, Dr. Kev, Jonathan, and Jason, our lesson teachers, and Charly, our in-school teacher
  • Becky, who seamlessly manages so many of our administrative details
  • Andrew and Leo, our awesome “alumni” road crew
  • the whole team at La Javelle, who took great care of us, especially our friend Andres for making us sound great
  • Aleks and Fernando, our amazing videographers and photographer
  • And so many more we’re probably forgetting!  Thank you all!

Every Rock U. band live onstage
La Javelle at Bercy Beaucoup!
18-21 June

Rock U. En Seine is back to a full format for the first time since 2019!  All 28 Rock U. bands – kids, teens, adults, and instructors – will take the stage at the all-new La Javelle at Bercy Beaucoup!

Please join us at this wonderful brand new venue for all three days of Rock U. En Seine!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

Sat 18 June, 15h-20h
(teen bands)
:
Good Grief
Savage Slugs
Beetlejuice
Hello Mommy
Fuzzy Foetus
Two Yachts
Liberty Mutual
Blink Twice
Hello Daddy!
Cymbal of Dismay
Contraband

Sun 19 June, 12h-18h
(kids bands and adult bands)
:
The Warhawks
The Unknown
Death Stars
Lil Budda
In Your Face
Dark Humor
Start Without Me
Where Do We Go Now?
Joy Revision
Cacophonix
Mère’d
The Leftovers
Rosé All Day
Rockin’ Progress
Heard Immunity
The Black Drones

Fête de la Musique
Tues 21 June, 20h30-22h
The Doodads
(featuring the Rock U. instructors)

More info here

We’re excited to announce NEW workshops for summer 2022!

  • Acapella with Jessica Moore: Sat 9 July, 10h-15h; ages 14-18; 150€
  • Professional Rehearsal Simulation with Robby Sinclair: Week of 11-16 July, 9 hours TBD; ages 14-adult; 335€
  • Singing in Harmony with Jessica Moore: Mon 11 July, 15h-17h; ages 8-10; 60€
  • Singing in Harmony with Jessica Moore: Tues 12 July, 15h-17h; ages 10-14; 60€
  • Singing in Harmony with Jessica Moore: Wed 13 July, 15h-17h30; ages 14-18; 75€
  • Songwriting with Robby Sinclair: Mon 18, Wed 20, Fri 22 July, 18h-21h; ages 14-adult; 335€
  • Acapella with Jessica Moore: Sat 23 July, 10h-15h; adults; 150€
  • Professional Rehearsal Simulation with Robby Sinclair: Week of 25-30 July, 9 hours TBD; ages 14-adult; 335€
More details here.  Sign up here!

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!