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Every Rock U. band live onstage
21-22-23 June

Rock U. En Seine is back!  Every Rock U. band – kids, teens, solo artists, adults, and instructors – will take the stage at La Javelle at Bercy Beaucoup!

Please join us at this great venue for all three days of Rock U. En Seine 2024!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

Fri 21 June, 19h-midnight (Fête de la Musique! Adult bands and The Doodads featuring many Rock U. instructors)

Sat 22 June, 14h-21h30 (teen bands and adult bands)

Sun 23 June, 13h-18h30 (kids bands and adult bands)

More info 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, Fruity Loops – if you’d like to use different software, please email matt@rock-u.fr for approval from the instructors).

Fri 29 March 18h-22h (pizza provided)
Sat 30 March 10h-18h (with lunch break)

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

495€/participant

Sign up here!

Rock U. Student Bands in Concert!

Please join us at historic Paris music venue La Boule Noire on Sunday 24 March for our 2024 Winter Concert!  As always, admission is free and all are welcome.

*14h-20h30, doors open at 13h30
*Seventeen student bands
*Hits by The Who, Pat Benatar, Radiohead, Paramore, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Green Day, The Police, Meghan Trainor, Lenny Kravitz, Cage the Elephant, Foo Fighters, Backstreet Boys, Muse, Olivia Rodrigo, Dire Straits, James Brown, Queen… and many more!

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

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.

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
*Like, subscribe, and follow to see new photos/videos as they go up
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.