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Rock School

Hammersmith’s Rock School program makes use of two universal truths. The first is the fact that music is FUN, and the second is that playing with other people and connecting with them is the BEST part about playing music.

Our students each have a 45 minute private weekly lesson with one of our experienced instructors. Together, they learn to play songs from our current rehearsal themes, and the theory and techniques behind these great tunes.

From there, our students get together in 90 minute weekly group rehearsals with other students of similar age and ability levels who are working on the same songs. Our teachers guide the rehearsals throughout the season, as the kids work on their skills to get ready to perform a REAL ROCK CONCERT at a local venue for their family and friends!

The combination of one-on-one private lessons with professional musicians, the added accountability of team-oriented rehearsals, and working toward the goal of performing is proven to rapidly increase musical development and enjoyment.

Our fun, supportive, clubhouse-style environment provides a safe, productive place for kids to develop confidence and lasting friendships with their fellow musicians. Our students are welcome to use our space whenever we are open, whether it’s to practice their instruments, do homework, jam with other students, attend one of our artist meet and greets, clinics, and workshops, or just to meet up with their friends.

The show themes for Fall/Winter 2019 are The Music of David Bowie, Best Songs of 2018/2019, and Songs from Classic Movie Soundtracks.

Each rehearsal works on music from each theme, so there will definitely be something to fit every musical taste. Each performer is required to purchase a 10 ticket Show Pack for $99 before the performances, and the tickets are good for any of our shows that season. Come join in on the excitement!

Fall/Winter 2019 Rehearsal/Performance Schedule

Performances will be at The Star Theater (13 NW 6th Ave, PDX)

  • David Bowie: The Starman Sunday, January 26th
  • Best of 2018/2019: Sunday, February 2nd

Rehearsal Options

We currently have 4 different rehearsal options to choose from. Registration will close, as the roster for each fills.

  • Mondays: 5pm-6:30pm
    • October: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
    • November: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
    • December: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (closed the 30th)
    • January: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Mondays: 6:45pm-8:15pm
    • October: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
    • November: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
    • December: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (closed the 30th)
    • January: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
  • Thursdays: 5:30pm-7pm
    • October: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th (closed Halloween)
    • November: 7th, 14th, 21st (closed Thanksgiving)
    • December: 5th, 12th, 19th, (closed Dec. 26th)
    • January: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
  • Saturdays: 12:30pm-2pm
    • October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
    • November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (closed Nov. 30th)
    • December: 7th, 14th, 21st (closed Dec. 28th)
    • January: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Plan details

  • 2 visits per Week
  • Unused visits can roll over to the next week (up to 1)