Category: Program


The NW Rock Academy has a new location!

Our lessons and rehearsals are now located near downtown Vancouver.  Our rehearsals and lessons take place in our comfortable, secure, and well-equipped studio, which allows for a more immersive experience in music education.

For over a decade, the studio has served as the home for the HiCap Records record label, and it’s now open available to our students.  It’s a sound-treated space that features a baby grand piano and several other acoustic and electronic instruments.  It also functions as a recording studio with a 40-channel digital mixer, outboard processing, and a variety of microphones.

There’s comfortable seating, free WIFI, and a library of books and magazines for waiting parents and students.  As we head into spring and better weather, parents and students will be able to enjoy our garden area while they wait for their lessons.  There are also several businesses within a few blocks for shopping, food, and coffee including Safeway, Dairy Queen, and Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar.  For parents of young children, Shumway park with its playground and grassy areas is a few blocks south on F Street.

We believe our new location will allow us to focus serving the community of Downtown Vancouver in addition to greater Clark County.  We also believe our integration with the community will lead to more opportunities for our students to grow and perform.


Now registering for Winter 2020

The Northwest Rock Academy is now accepting registration for our Winter 2020 session. We have openings for vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers. Students will learn a set of songs that they help choose themselves and put on two performances at Billy Blues Bar and Grill. Good friends, good music, great fun and great memories. To find out more, click here.


Congratulations Fall 2019

The students of Fall 2019 wrapped up their session in December with a nine song set at the Invitational Youth Jam at Billy Blues Bar and Grill. They worked hard, had fun and rocked the house. Congratulations! Way to go!


Now registering for summer!

The Northwest Rock Academy is now registering for our summer programs. We offer two sessions, both filled with rockin’ songs, slammin’ performances, friends old and new, and all-around fun. You can find out more about our late June through early July Summer 1 session here. You can find more about our late July through early August Summer 2 session (the one with the horn section) here. Space is limited, so sign up soon!


Congratulations to Fall 2018

The students of Fall 2018 just wrapped up their session.  They worked hard over the course of eight weeks, and put on two superb shows at Billy Blues Bar and Grill in Hazel Dell.  Congratulations!


Congratulations Summer 2 2018

The 9 students of Summer 2 2018 (4 rhythm, 4 horns, 1 vocal) had only three weeks to prepare 8 songs for all three shows.  In fact they only had two weeks to prepare for their first two shows.  Calling themselves “10 Degrees Below and the Windchill Horns”  they took to the Columbian Stage at the 150th Clark County Fair after noon on a Tuesday, rocked the crowd, and then performed that same set again later that evening at Kiwanis Park in Battle Ground for National Night Out.  Within a week, they had learned two new songs and performed them on stage at Billy Blues Bar and Grill in Hazel Dell.  That evening they were treated to a special performance by veteran rocker Tommy Heath of  Tommy Tutone, who had been in the audience during their set.  Congratulation, students of Summer 2 2018.


Congratulations Summer 1 2018

The students of Summer 1 2018 spent four weeks through June and July learning a set of 8 tunes, some of which were quite challenging (pro musicians were impressed that they tackled these tunes).  They played two shows at Billy Blues Bar and Grill, and rocked the Battle Ground Harvest Days parade aboard Music World’s float, all in the space of one week.  Congratulations, students of Summer 1 2018.


Congratulations Spring 2018

We’ve had a busy season at the Rock Academy, and that began with our Spring 2018 class.  The students worked hard and put together a seven song set of some great music with two performances at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.  Congratulations, students of Spring 2018


New “Intro to Rock” Program for Spring 2018

The Northwest Rock Academy is excited to announce it’s new “Intro To Rock” program for spring 2018.  All great musicians have to start somewhere, and our new program is designed to give beginning rock musicians their entry into live rock music.  They’ll have the opportunity to join a group of other beginning musicians, learn a setlist, and play rock live from a stage, helping to prepare them to pursue more advanced material in our other programs.  The program is open to beginning vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and drummers.  To find out more information and register, click here.


Registration for Fall 2017 now open

Enrollment is now open for the Northwest Rock Academy’s 2017 Fall Session.  Singers, guitarists, keyboardists, bassists and drummers can register to learn to play and perform great rock music.  The session will include performances at Billy Blues Bar and Grill.  To find out more information and download forms, click here.