Rock academY

Join a band and experience the magic of live music
in Germany's first band-based music school for kids

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You are between 8 and 14 and want to rock the guitar, drums, or microphone?
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You live in Berlin? Tired of boring lessons and playing alone?
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Be in a band and play the songs you want.
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We are hiring teachers (guitar, drums, vocals)!

Watch the video above for a glimpse of Rock Academy
Our founder discusses our method at FluxFM Berlin
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Motivating learning approach
Your fun comes first, not learning notes. Play the songs you like, in a band.
Join a band with a similar level & age

Pick your band's songs
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Band, instrument, and live sessions in one
Develop both individual and group skills. Our teachers prepare you for your live show.
Combined band & instrument lessons

Work towards goals: first live show
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Perfect learning environment
Our teachers are trained musicians and have extensive live and teaching experience.
Trained teachers for voice, guitar, & drum

Supportive and fun learning environment
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Professional space
and equipment
Sound like a rockstar with our professionally equipped rehearsal space.
Equipment: drums, guitars, amps, mics, PA

Fully equipped rehearsal space
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Connect and prepare
in our all-in-one app
Be in constant touch with teachers and students, and study your parts in our all-in-one app.
Community app for questions and answers

Self-study with app video tutorials
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Germany's first band-based music school for kids - Upcoming programs in Berlin:

Band & Instrument Class- weekly -
Elevate your kid's music and social skills with band-inspired motivation and excitement.
🗓 Next start: May 28th, 2024
⏰ Weekly, Tuesdays, 1.5h, 16:00
📍 Berlin-Mitte, Invalidenstraße 117
🎶 Instrument: guitar, drums, vocals
🙋 Levels: Beginners, 8-10 years
and intermediates, 10-14 years

In weekly 90 min sessions the students, 8 to 14 years old, will play in a steady band (5-8 band members). Each session offers a unique mix of focused instrument lessons and engaging band jams that introduce students to the collaborative spirit of playing music together. Based on their age and prior instrument experience, they will form a band with their new friends and learn a small song catalogue as well as perform regular live shows.

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🚨 10 seats left — first come first serve  🚨

Questions? Check our FAQs or ask us on WhatsApp.
Our Band & Instrument Class includes:
Motivating band approach
Combined band & instrument class (4 weeks, 90 min)
Each session includes band & instrument lessons
Learning in bands with similar level & age
Make friends and grow together musically
Play only songs you like
Choose music that keeps you motivated
Weekly sessions: band, instrument & live
Band jams: Every week
Have fun with your friends in a band setting
Instrument lessons: Every week
Hone your skills in engaging group lessons
Live shows: Every 4-6 weeks
Showcase your progress in regular live shows
Ideal learning environment
Trained musicians as teachers
Learn from experienced professionals
Professional space & equipment
Making music in a perfect environment
Connect and prepare in our all-in-one app
Ask your teachers and study your parts in our app
Free lesson, pause-month & money-back
First lesson free
Try it out! Subscription starts in the 2nd week
Pause your subscription for 4 weeks
Better flexibility with our pause-month
Money-back guarantee
Not satisfied? Get a refund, no questions asked
Band & Instrument Camp- two days -
Try it out! Your kid's first band experience at our two-day band camp.
🗓 May 18 & May 20th (Whit Monday)
⏰ Saturday & Monday, 2.5h, 13:30
📍 Berlin-Mitte, Invalidenstraße 117
🎶 Instrument: guitar, drums, vocals
🙋 Level: Beginners, 9-13 years

The students, 9 to 13 years old, will experience what it is like to play in a band for two days (5-8 band members). The camp combines instrument lessons and band jams to give students a first taste of to the collaborative spirit of playing music together. After picking instruments and meeting the band, they will practice together for two days and deliver a live performance of a song of their choice at the end of the second day.

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🚨 10 seats left — first come first serve  🚨

Questions? Check our FAQs or ask us on WhatsApp.
Our Band & Instrument Camp includes:
Motivating band approach
Combined band & instrument camp (2 days, 2,5h)
Both days include band & instrument lessons
Learning in bands with similar level & age
Make friends and grow together musically
Play only songs you like
Choose music that keeps you motivated
Weekly sessions: band, instrument & live
Band jams: 2 sessions
Have fun with your friends in a band setting
Instrument lessons: 2 sessions
Hone your skills in engaging group lessons
Live shows: One show at the end of 2nd day
Showcase your progress in a small live show
Ideal learning environment
Trained musicians as teachers
Learn from experienced professionals
Professional space & equipment
Making music in a perfect environment
Try it out! Money-back guarantee
Money-back guarantee
Not satisfied? Get a refund, no questions asked
Instrument Class- weekly -
Spark a love of music in your kid with our engaging instrument classes in small groups.
🗓 Next start: May 6th/7th/8th, 2024
⏰ Weekly, Mon/Tue/Wed, 45min, 15:30/17:00
📍 Berlin-Mitte, Invalidenstraße 117
🎶 Instrument: guitar, drums, vocals
🙋 Levels: Beginners, 8-10 years
and intermediates, 10-14 years


In weekly 45 min sessions the students, 8 to 14 years old, will receive focused instrument lessons tailored to their skill level and musical interests. Students will be placed in small instrument groups (2-5 students) based on their skill level and age. This allows them to develop their abilities by playing songs they enjoy in a collaborative setting.

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🚨 10 seats left — first come first serve  🚨

Questions? Check our FAQs or ask us on WhatsApp.
Our Instrument Class includes:
Motivating learning approach
Group instrument class (4 weeks, 45 min)
Group lessons tailored to their musical interests
Learning in groups with similar level & age
Make friends and grow together musically
Play only songs you like
Choose music that keeps you motivated
Weekly sessions: band, instrument & live
Instrument lessons: Every week
Hone your skills in engaging group lessons
Band jams: Not included
Available upon request - additional cost applies.
Live shows: Not included
Available upon request - additional cost applies.
Ideal learning environment
Trained musicians as teachers
Learn from experienced professionals
Professional space & equipment
Making music in a perfect environment
Connect and prepare in our all-in-one app
Ask your teachers and study your parts in our app
Free lesson, pause-month & money-back
First lesson free
Try it out! Subscription starts in the 2nd week
Pause your subscription for 4 weeks
Better flexibility with our pause-month
Money-back guarantee
Not satisfied? Get a refund, no questions asked
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Join a band and rock the stage in only five weeks

Meet your bandmates and teachers
Meet everyone, Berlin-Mitte - Wednesday, 8. Nov, 16:30—17:30, parents welcome
Practice at home - Pick your band's song and start preparing your parts via app
Teaching and practice week
Group teaching, Berlin-Mitte - Monday, 13. Nov, 16:30—17:30
Practice at home - Learn your parts with app video tutorials
Band jam week
Group teaching, Berlin-Mitte - Monday, 20. Nov, 16:30—17:30
Band jam, Berlin-Mitte - Wednesday, 22. Nov, 16:30—18:30
Practice at home - Learn your parts with app video tutorials
Teaching and practice week
Group teaching, Berlin-Mitte - Monday, 27. Nov, 16:30—17:30
Practice at home - Learn your parts with app video tutorials
Band jam week and live rock show
Group teaching, Berlin-Mitte - Monday, 4. Dec, 16:30—17:30
Band jam, Berlin-Mitte - Wednesday, 6. Dec, 16:30—18:30
Live rock show, Berlin-Mitte - Friday, 8. Dec, 16:30—18:30, parents welcome



Your band can learn songs from the following groups and many more

The Rock Academy MethodTM

Everyone can be a musician! To give the wonderful gift of making music to more kids we developed the Rock Academy MethodTM. It is rooted in instrumental learning research and learnings that most musicians had at the beginning of their journey. Our founder Nikolas - who has been a musician for over 20 years - explains the Rock Academy Method:
Play in a band from the beginning and experience the joy of making music together
“I remember the magical feeling of playing a song together with another kid for the first time. Even though we were not really good, it was very pure, just the two of us rocking out. This feeling ignited a fire in me for making music that is burning to this day. A true gift and probably the reason why I'm still playing 20 years later.”
Play only songs you like, for developing new skills and staying motivated
“My second guitar teacher asked me what songs I wanted to play and did not focus on teaching scales and notes. Suddenly, I was motivated and enjoyed attending lessons because I learned music I liked and nothing boring that I could not relate to. The theory and technique came naturally because I wanted to be able to play more advanced songs.”
Regular live shows are a fun goal to practice for
“I went deeper down the rabbit hole after getting the chance to perform live. Although it was just a birthday party our little band was very motivated and had a lot of fun working towards this common goal — the actual performance was even more fun. I did not have this chance until three years into my musical journey, some people never have one. We want to change that.”
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Reviews

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   Learning in a band is so much fun.

"The instructors at Rock Academy are not just teachers; they are music lovers and band mentors. Practicing songs together with my bandmates is so much more fun than playing alone.”
Lina, 11 years old, lives in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   My daughter was never more motivated.

"My daughter is thriving at Rock Academy — she is super motivated by the band rehearsals and group lessons. Their learning method is innovative and the excellent instructors deliver a well-rounded music education in a fun environment."
Britt, mother of Magnolia, lives in Berlin-Mitte
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️   The best part is the friends that I made in class.

“I've learned so much since I joined Rock Academy. I improved my technique, my timing, and I'm finally able to jam with others. I've also made some great friends — that's the best part. We are very excited about our first live show.
Elias, 14 years old, lives in Berlin-Mitte
Kristina Walcker Mayer - Product Lead N26
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get more details about the 'Band & Instrument class', location, and teachers?

Download our 'Band & Instrument Class' brochure below to get a glimpse of the Rock Academy method, teachers, parents, and the location.

Are the programs bilingual? Do the teachers speak English and German?

Yes. To ensure inclusivity, all our programs are bilingual. Our teachers are predominantly fluent in English but possess at least an intermediate plus proficiency in German.

Are all teachers trained musicians and have teaching experience?

Absolutely. All of our teachers are trained professionals with extensive teaching and live experience. We ensure that they are great with kids and serve as positive role models. Additionally, we prioritize providing a safe and supportive environment for our students.

How long does the class subscription last? Can I cancel any time?

Our class subscription renews every four weeks and includes four 90-minute sessions comprising of instrument lessons, band jams, and live shows. It can be canceled anytime before the renewal date. Once a subscription is canceled the student can participate in the remaining class sessions of the subscription period and the subscription will end the day before the next renewal date.

For instance, if a subscription begins on April 22nd, it will renew in four weeks, on May 20th. The subsequent renewal date after that will be June 17th. If the student cancels, for example, on May 22nd there will be three class sessions remaining in their last subscription period and the subscription will end on June 16th.

Unless otherwise stated, promotion codes for subscriptions are only applicable for the first month.  Terms and conditions apply.

Can I pause the subscription? What happens during school holidays?

To accommodate parents' need for flexibility during holidays, every subscription can be optionally "paused" for four weeks within a 12 months subscription period. The "paused month" will be added to the end of the next active subscription period, extending your subscription by four weeks for free and eliminating the need for cancelation and re-enrollment. Subscribers must notify Rock Academy at least two weeks in advance.

Rock Academy offers classes throughout the public school holidays and public holidays. If there are not enough students available to accommodate band jams, we aim to provide instrument lessons instead. This will be decided based on the actual availability of students during the respective holidays.

What happens if a student misses a class session? Please check the answer below "What happens if a student misses a class session?".

In the unlikely event that Rock Academy needs to cancel a class session we will work with the program students and their parents to find a new date that fits their schedule. Terms and conditions apply.

What happens if a student misses a class session?

In general, it's essential for the students growth as a musician, as well as for the collective progress of the band, that everyone engages consistently in our lessons.

If a student misses a session, they can participate in a designated makeup day with instrumental lessons once a month, provided there is sufficient demand. This ensures they can catch up and continue their musical journey.

Furthermore, our students have access to online materials and videos on our community platform, allowing them to stay up to date with their studies and catch up on missed lessons from anywhere and any device.

What about longer holidays? Please check the answer above "Can I pause the subscription? What happens during public holidays?".

In the unlikely event that Rock Academy needs to cancel a class session we will work with the program students and their parents to find a new date that fits their schedule. Terms and conditions apply.

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