What an unbelievable weekend.  25 bands.  More than 100 songs.  More than 12 hours of music.  Sunshine and breezes, good vibes and good times, great memories and GREAT music.  Thank you to all who performed and all who supported the performers!  Special thanks to:

  • Mark Heim and Dan D’Amato, the Rock U. Board of Directors
  • Doug, our Assistant Dean, Andy, and Rory, our wonderful teachers, and Jason, Andrew, Leo, and Noah, our great studio assistants
  • Anthony, Chris, William, and Vincent, our awesome “alumni” road crew
  • Kevin, Leander, and Jonathan, our fantastic lesson teachers
  • Valerian and Michel, the great sound engineers at Bal de la Marine
  • Fabien and his team at Bal de la Marine, who took great care of us
  • Aleks and William, our amazing videographers
  • My wife Becky, who helped out in more ways than I can remember
  • And so many more I’m probably forgetting!  Thank you all!
What a year.  So what happens now?
Relive the fun: The concert may be over, but you can watch it over and over again on the Rock U. YouTube channel within a week or two.  Subscribe now to get notifications when the videos are ready!   Livestreams from all three days of the show already have more than 1500 views.  If you post photos and videos of the concert on Instagram, don’t forget to tag @rockuparis!

It’s here again, the best time of the year! Rock U. student bands from 8 to adult move up the river to Bal de la Marine to welcome summer the best way we know how, with three days of live music in the coolest spot in Paris!

  • Friday 18h-20h: Rock U. Adult Bands
  • Friday 20h-23h30: The Doodads (aka the Rock U. Instructor Band)
  • Saturday 14h-15h30: Rock U. Youth Bands (age 8-14)
  • Saturday 16h-17h30: Rock U. Teen Bands (age 14-18)
  • Saturday 18h-21h: Rock U. Varsity Bands (age 16-18)
  • Sunday 12h-13h: Rock U. Youth Bands (age 8-14)
  • Sunday 13h-15h: Rock U. Adult Bands

Free and open to all!

Join us for this summer rock music program!  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, explore different music styles and instruments, and record your final performance!  All ability levels and all instruments welcome.

  • Four sessions: July 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, and 22-26
  • Two bands per session: 11h-12h30 (ages 8-11) and 13h30-15h00 (ages 12-15)
  • 195€ per week

To sign up, please email matt@rock-u.fr or fill out our online registration form.

Come see the four Rock U. Varsity bands in concert on Saturday 25 May!  Place du Commerce in the 15th.

  • 15h Sedatephobia
  • 15h30 The Kings
  • 16h Proxima
  • 16h30 Boogaloo System

Free and open to all!

Have you been on the fence about joining a Rock U. Adult Band and missed your chance?  Or have you noticed how much fun your kids are having and you want your turn?  Well, it’s not too late!  Check out our Rock U. Adult Bands, the most fun you can have on a weeknight, and a lot cheaper than therapy!  We’ll have a new band on Wednesday evenings starting in mid-May, with a full semester condensed into just six weeks.  Come see what all the fuss is about!

The band is limited to seven places on a first-come, first-served basis.  The new adult band will practice on Wednesday evenings from 15 May – 19 June, plus one more practice to be scheduled on a different night, and then will participate fully in our Rock U. En Seine concert weekend 21-23 June.  More info here.  Sign up here.

  • Full song-by-song video coming soon on the Rock U. YouTube channel
  • 754 livestream viewers in 11 countries watched the show in real time!
  • Photos coming 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

Even the greatest rock stars started somewhere, and some start right here on the banks of the Seine. Come see the future of rock today – the bands of Rock U.! Sixteen student bands ages 8 to 18, featuring hit songs by Nirvana, Queen, Outkast, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, A-Ha, Palaye Royale, Led Zeppelin, Toto, Green Day, Cee-Lo Green, The Police, twenty one pilots, Jimi Hendrix, and many more!

Free and open to all.  FLOW, 4 port des Invalides, 75007 Paris. Sunday 24 March, 13h30-19h30. Livestreaming on the Rock U. Paris YouTube Channel.  Get more information and join the Facebook event here.

Come check out our nine great adult bands at Belushi’s Gare du Nord on 10 Feb!  Doors open to all at 13h30, show starts at 14h. Belushi’s is a great place to hang out on a Sunday, with great bar food and a family-friendly rock’n’roll atmosphere.  Concert is free and open to all!  More info here.
Adult band Semester 2 starts 11 Feb, come join the fun!  Some bands still have room, sign up here.  More info here.

Be part of the British Invasion – Rock U. London is coming!   That’s right, Rock U. is crossing the Channel and setting up shop.  Tom Walters and Ben Meyers, two of our former Rock U. Crew members and two of the best musicians and teachers you’ll ever meet, are bringing Rock U. to the British Isles in a big way.  If you’re in London, come be a part of it!  And if you’re not, tell your friends in London that their time to rock has finally come.  The Rock U. London experience begins here.