Bravo for the best Rock U. Adult Band concert EVER!

Our twelve Adult Bands absolutely crushed it at La Boule Noire yesterday!  The Adult Bands just keep getting better and better.  Rock On!

*Full song-by-song video coming soon on the Rock U. YouTube channel

*Check out our Facebook page for photos posted throughout the week – and please share your own and tag @rockuparis!

*See more on the official Rock U. Instagram – and please tag your posts @rockuparis so we can see them too!

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Adult Band Semester 2 starts on 26 Feb!

It’s back to rocking after the school holidays, with our next concert scheduled for 21-23 June at La Javelle!  More info here.

*If you’re already in a band and want to continue with the same band for Semester 2, just send us an email at matt@rock-u.fr, there’s no need to register again.  If you want to change bands, let us know as soon as possible!  And if you’re not continuing with your band, please let us know that too – many bands are full and someone else may be happy to have your spot.

*If you’re new to Rock U. and you’re ready to join an adult band, sign up here

The increase of easy access to recording and music production tools gives every musician, whether amateur or professional, the opportunity to become their own producer and sound engineer. In this course on the fundamentals of recording and production, special Rock U. guests Maxime and Jonathan Verleysen of the pop duo Elephanz, and producer Thomas Sténou, will introduce you to the techniques you need to record your first tracks, and provide tips and coaching to make your production sound truly professional.  This is a one of a kind opportunity to work closely with internationally renowned musicians who will be sure to share some insider secrets along the way!

Participants will need to have a computer with equipped with a DAW (ProTools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, Garage Band, Reaper, Fruity Loops – if you’d like to use different software, please email matt@rock-u.fr for approval from the instructors).

Thurs 22 Feb 16h-20h
Fri 23 Feb 16h-20h
Sat 24 Feb 10h-19h (with 1 hour lunch break)

  • Workshop limited to 8 participants
  • Ages 14 and up
  • No previous recording experience required!

785€/participant

Sign up here!

Join a rock band during the school vacations!  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.

  • Week-long sessions: Toussaint Break | Ski Break | Spring Break | Summer (220€/wk)
  • 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 4 February, 14h-20h (doors open 13h30)
Admission: Free and open to all!
More info:  Facebook
Come check out our twelve amazing adult bands in one of Paris’s oldest and most storied rock venues.  
Rock U. Adult Band Semester 2 starts 26 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!  2024 is gonna rock at Rock U. and the Rock U. Winter Session for ages 8-18 starts on Monday 8 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 on the Rock U. YouTube channel
*Photos on our Facebook page
*See more on the official Rock U. Instagram
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Can’t wait to rock with you in 2024!
Matt and the Rock U. Crew

Thanks for rockin’ with us in 2023!

Check out the Rock U. Crew covering Let It Snow! (with your help) HERE

Rock U. Student Bands in Concert!

Please join us at historic Paris music venue La Boule Noire on Sunday 17 December for our 2023 Fall Concert!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

*14h-20h30, doors open at 13h30
*Seventeen student bands
*Hits by Arctic Monkeys, Olivia Rodrigo, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, Radiohead, Taylor Swift, TOTO, Elton John, The Offspring, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, The Strokes, Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Stevie Wonder, Gorillaz, Dua Lipa, Bob Marley and The Wailers… 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 the school vacations!  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.

  • Week-long sessions: Toussaint Break | Ski Break | Spring Break | Summer (220€/wk)
  • 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 Wednesday 6 September, at 9 AM.  Bands and lessons start rockin’ on Monday 2 October!

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 Wednesday 6 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 Friday 8 September and list your band as your first choice.  But remember, starting 8 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 8 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 Wednesday 6 September!  New students will be assigned to bands on a first-come, first-served basis, starting on Friday 8 September after returning students have had an opportunity to reserve their spots.  So if you’re first to sign up on 6 Sept, you’ll be first new student to be assigned to a band starting 8 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 2023-2024 Rock U. calendar here.

For private lessons:

  • If you took private lessons at Rock U. last year, and you want to continue at the same time, nothing could be easier. Just sign up before Friday 8 September and list your time slot as your first choice.  But remember, starting 8 September, lesson assignments will be on a first-come, first-served basis and open to all.  So don’t wait!
  • 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.

We’re excited to announce a great lineup of a cappella workshops for summer 2023 with Jessica Moore!

First Ever A Cappella: Want to get into singing in harmony but not sure where to start? Come learn your first a cappella song with Jessica! We’ll be learning fun and easy songs, such as Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles. This workshop is designed for beginners, and lyrics will be provided.  Each workshop is a standalone experience and will feature a different song – do just one, or all three!  Thursdays 6, 20, and 27 July, 10h-11h; ages 8-11; 30€/session

Teen A Cappella: Teens, chill out your summer with some a cappella rock tunes with Jessica! We’ll be learning songs like Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, and we’ll make them rock just with our voices. This workshop is open to all levels of singers, no previous experience necessary.  Lyrics will be provided.  Each workshop is a standalone experience and will feature a different song – do just one, or all three!  Thursdays 6, 20, and 27 July, 14h30-15h30; ages 12-16; 30€/session

Adults only: 80’s A Cappella with Jessica Moore: Kick off your summer with this 80’s-themed a cappella workshop! We’ll be looking at some iconic tracks from the decade such as Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) by Eurythmics, Like A Virgin by Madonna, and Maniac by Michael Sembello.  Scores provided and open to all levels, all you need is a love of singing!  Sat 8 July, 10h-16h; adults only; 175€

Sign up here!