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Holiday in the Sun

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WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN!

Summer is coming and we. can. not. wait.

The tent will be up and we will be rocking out with Tracy Bonham, Simi Stone and Juliana Nash, and so many more! Register ASAP to ensure you have a spot in the hardest rocking camps around.

Jack Petruzzelli

JUN 27- JUL 1, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All levels
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

Beatles Camp with Jack Petruzzelli

Learn the music of the Beatles by exploring their musicianship, songwriting and vocal harmonies through some of the most iconic songs such as Hey Jude, Day tripper, Come together and more. Students will have the opportunity to be in small bands and rehearse album parts as well as performing for a student concert at the end of the week. The Beatles continue to influence how music is written, performed and recorded. There are now credited College courses throughout the western hemisphere. Jack will make these ideas available for any skill level. It’s really about the love of playing and sharing some of the best music ever to be recorded.

Jack Petruzzelli is a multi-instrumentalist and grammy nominated producer.
To name a few, he has worked with artists such as Patti Smith, Joan Osborne, Sara Bareilles. He is also a founding member of the Beatles tribute band ” The Fab Faux” Which Rolling stone magazine has called the worlds greatest Beatles cover band.

jason

July 11-15, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All levels Welcome
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

PERCUSSION WITH JASON BOWMAN

Jason will teach students the art of percussion and how to incorporate dynamics, power and speed into their playing. Students will spend the week learning selected percussion ensembles with a concert at 2pm on Friday for the parents.

Jason has been working as a professional musician, producer and teacher for over 30 years.

tracybonham

JUL 18-22, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

SOLD OUT

Tracy Bonham Vocal Workshop

Learn to sing from one of the great voices of our time.  Tracy will take students through the steps of learning to sing with power and grace. This includes ear training, harmony singing, mic technique and everything a singer needs to know to truly command the stage.  Not only will students learn songs by Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear, The Band and Stevie Wonder, but they will write their own songs which Tracy will help them put harmony into. There will be a brief concert for parents and friends at the end of the week.

Two time Grammy™ nominee Tracy Bonham is a classically trained violinist, pianist and vocalist turned alt-rock singer songwriter. Bonham’s debut, The Burdens of Being Upright, achieved Gold Record status in 1996, spawning the chart-topping hit “Mother Mother” which has remained a powerful anthem for disenfranchised youth all over the world.

albert

July 25-29, 10AM-2:30

Ages 10 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

RECORDING CAMP WITH ALBERT DIFIORE AND ALEX ALDI

Award winning producer/engineer/mixer Albert Di Fiore and producer/mixer Alex Aldi will take students through the art of making killer records using just what you have on hand. The Beatles recorded Sgt Peppers on 4 tracks, Devo recorded on 6 tracks. What can you do with a guitar effects pedal and an sm58? Join with your band or be put into a band for the camp. Students will walk away with a recording at the end of the week.

Albert Di Fiore hit the ground running in the early 2000s, working as a Pro Tools engineer for Lenny Kravitz’s Edison Studios in New York. During his time there, he engineered sessions for countless artists, TV shows, films, and engineered for artists like Lenny Kravitz, Patti Labelle, David Byrne, Nona Hendryx, Prince Paul, and Peter Murphy. During his time off, he brought in bands and independently began his work as a producer. In 2008, he started The Rumpus Room, a studio in Brooklyn, where he continued to hone his skills in engineering, mixing, and producing by working with artists such as Beck, Caveman, Avid Dancer, SKATERS, Sinkane, Wild Cub, and Temples. Albert is currently based in Nashville, TN. albertdifiore.com

Alex Aldi is a producer and mixer with more than a decade of experience. With tracks ranging from alternative rock to electropop, there’s no genre that Alex can’t reach. Alex produced and mixed Passion Pit’s album Kindred, which charted 23 on the US Billboard 200. He produced and mixed their follow-up release Gossamer, which included their gold single, “Take a Walk”. Alex’s recent work includes mixes of Troye Sivan’s “For Him” on gold album Blue Neighborhood, Goo Goo Dolls’ “Boxes”, and Bad Wolves’ “Zombie,” which was nominated for rock song of the year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

juliana and simi

AUG 1-5, 10AM-2:30

Ages 10 – 18, Some experience
Cost: $450 / $400 for enrolled RA students

Songwriting with Juliana Nash and Simi Stone

Simi and Juliana are women songwriters that come from the 90’s rock scene in NY, LA and Boston. They have decades of experience in the rock world and have navigated the slippery slope of a difficult time in rock music for women. Decades of performing experience.

They will take the students individually and help them navigate writing a song- empowering the kids and showing them that songwriting is attainable and not a mystery, it’s a process. At the end of the week there will be a brief performance for family and friends.

Juliana Nash is a globally recognized and award-nominated songwriter, singer and performance coach. From her days leading the indie rock group Talking to Animals, soloing with singers like Sarah McLachlan and Bonnie Raitt at Lilith Fairs, to co-writing the acclaimed rock musical Murder Ballad,  Juliana has demonstrated her tremendous unique talents as a singer, songwriter and vocal coach.

Simi Stone sings, plays Violin, piano and guitar. Born and raised in Woodstock, Simi has been writing songs, singing and playing violin since childhood. She was a founding member of the Afropunk movement, forming the critically acclaimed band Suffrajet, which released two albums. She has since toured extensively with the New Pornographers, performed with David Byrne, recorded with Natalie Merchant and released a pair of solo albums.

gullo3

Aug 8-12, 10AM-2:30

Ages 8 – 18, All skill levels welcome
Cost: $400

SOLD OUT

PUNK ROCK Intensive with John Gullo

Students will learn about the roots of punk rock, how, where and when it started, who the real pioneers of punk were and how it got its name. They will write their own punk rock songs which they will perform at a concert at the end of the week. Your kids will be really tired when they come home!

John has been a veteran of the New York City punk scene since 1978. He has been working as a professional musician, singer, and teacher for almost 40 years.

Please email us at info@rockacademy.com for details, or to sign up offline.